Genre veteran Lance Henricksen plays a Military scientist at a secret government research facility. Located out in the desert, they're working on an experimental virus that will turn ordinary men into super soldiers. So when they discover a body out in the desert of someone who's attempted suicide, it gives them the perfect opportunity to test their virus and see if it will save his life.
Receiving a message that their test subject is dying, he postpones a holiday with his kids to fly out and see if he can help. But as he and his family walk into the base, they find all is not what it seems. It turns out their experiment has turned into some some sort of genetically enhanced mutant with taste for blood and has already carved a swath of destruction through the other scientists in the base. Meaning getting back out, is going to be no easy task.
Directed by Joe Gayton, this is one of several films Wes Craven has leant his name to over the years, though being only loosely attached to the production. Whilst the film is enjoyable enough, with Lance Henricksen giving an excellent performance as always, for the most part the film is just a basic reworking of "Alien", with film's monster leaping out of the dark at the trapped survivors. Which is kind of ironic, as the lead actor actually appeared in some of the Alien fils.
Not a brilliant movie, but not terrible either. I'd say it's worth a watch, if only for Lance Henricksen, or if you're a Wes Craven completist.