Adrenaline: Fear The Rush

D: Albert Pyun
Columbia Tristar/Largo/Toga (Tom Karnowski & Gary Schmoeller)
USA/Slovakia πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡° 1996
77 mins


W: Albert Pyun
DP: George Mooradian
Ed: Ken Morrisey
Mus: Tony Riparetti
PD: Nenad Pecur

Christophe Lambert (Officer Lemieux), Natasha Henstridge (Officer Delon), Norbert Weisser (Cuzo), Elizabeth Barondes (Wocek)

A short review for a short, shit film:
Set in 2007 (& therefore already dated) two cops try to track down a mad killer who has escaped from quarantine carrying a deadly plague which depopulated Europe.
Cheap, straight to video sci-fi hokum which was filmed in Bratislava, Slovakia to cut costs, although the story is meant to take place in Boston (or Romania, depending which version you watch). It certainly explains why police cars are marked 'policia'.
Even for cheap straight to video garbage it's pretty bad, but it can be slightly forgiven that the version which was originally envisioned is unlikely to be seen due to budget restraints and studio interference.

Adrenaline: Fear The Rush
Adrenaline: Fear The Rush
Did You Know:
Several versions of the film are in distribution. The official US version is 76 minutes long, taking place in Boston with several viruses at the centre of the plot. There is a European/UK (Polygram) version that is 102 minutes long. Director/writer Albert Pyun has said in interviews he intends to restore and release a 110 minutes Director's Cut restoration of the film. This version is set entirely in Romania and has only a minor virus aspect in the plot.

Award Wins & Nominations:


Wins: none

Nominations: none

Worst of the Year: 5 Nominations (Worst Actress; Worst Director; Worst Screenplay - Original, Worst Original Score, Worst Makeup)


Wins: none

Nominations: none


Wins: none

Nominations: none