Space: The final frontier for most Horror franchises. Unfortunately for CRITTERS fans, this was the last stop in the series, and a poor sendoff at that. Like ALIEN before it, CRITTERS 4 features an industrial salvage vessel filled with working-class crew members that must face off against an alien menace. Unlike the previous three entries, this outing is played entirely straight without any of the fun or humor from before. The limited cast means there will be very few kills, and the ones that do make it into the film are tame and uninventive. To make matters worse, the Critters aren't even unleashed from their galactic prison until after the hour mark, with nothing but empty dialog and filler material fleshing out the run time. Even a decent performance by Horror favorite Brad Dourif isn't able to rescue the film. Only the set designers deserve any mention for their impressive work on the spacecraft interiors. CRITTERS 4 is a lame and unfulfilling sequel that is better left forgotten.
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