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Written By:Richard Stanley - 1990

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In the 21st century there will be a new endangered species... Man.

In this action-packed thriller set in the near future, earth has become a brutal, dehumanized planet where radiation and pollution have taken over from nature. On leave from the combat zone, Mo turns up the broken pieces of an android combat machine and gives them as a decorative gift to his girlfriend Jill. Little do they realize that Mark 13 — the most destructive droid of its kind — is still capable of action. Its aim is simple: to kill, destroy and dismember anything that gets in its way. Late at night the killing machine reassembles itself and begins its task, wreaking havoc and destruction, starting with Jill’s neighbor, then targeting Jill herself. The body count rises as Mark 13 sweeps through the apartment and Mo attempts to save Jill from the bloody onslaught. When the machine gets its sharp metallic talons into Mo’s flesh it could be the end. Will man triumph over machine... or does the triumph belong to the creation of man?


"The best science-fiction thriller since ‘Alien’!" —Fangoria