“Cybernetics eat your soul...”

Films: Virus (1999)

Alias: Various, notably Captain Robert Everton, Squeaky, and the Goliath Machine

Type: Alien

Location: Haunted home

Height/Weight: Ranges from that of a small dog to that of a car.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: We've seen people get turned into robots. We've seen our parts get cannibalized to make up for a lack of spare parts. But we've never seen it to this ridiculous of an extent. Prepare to never want to go near a robot ever again...

History: A while ago, a mysterious space-born virus attacked a satellite, which fired a laser at a Russian research ship right below it. A week later, a rescue group has come to investigate and look for survivors. As it turns out, just about everyone is dead, and the virus has made the ship its HQ. It's making robots. Lots of robots. And most of them are made from the flesh and bone of anyone unlucky enough to get killed. Though some have offered themselves to this greater intelligence. The ship is on a course to more civilized grounds so that the virus may spread and eradicate and enslave the true virus of Earth...us.

Notable Kills: It'll kill you just to make you into some crude cybernetic abomination. It isn't living.

Final Fate: After a particularly large robot menaces them, the survivors manage to rig the ship to explode. It does, and sends the virus into the ocean, where it can do no harm.

Powers/Abilities: Using its intelligence and whatever's lying around the place, the virus can make and control robots of varying power and appearance.

Weakness: Anything conventional, though a shot to the CPU in the brain will take out any robot.

Scariness Factor: 4.5-You still wanna be cyborgs, kids? This...thing...has a twisted sense of creativity. More than half of its impressive robotic designs are made from scattered gore and corpses, with some having offered their own bodies already. The Goliath Machine is by far the most threatening, being the largest and most aggressive.

Trivia: -This film got its own action figure line to help advertise it. Although it didn't do much to help critical reception, it did help this film gain the cult following it has now.

-The Goliath Machine cost the crew three and a half months to make, and was over 9 feet tall and weighing in at 4000 pounds. Needless to say, we believe it was a pretty good investment.


Image Gallery


While Earth serves as the eye for a Celestial.

The Virus has its own idea of a bug problem.
Freeloaders across the galaxy take many forms. This is the most terrifying thus far.

"Wanna be part of my stream?"

Good luck moving when the ship sinks, you computerized creep.
The new skin repair services are kind of extreme.

It's only checkmate when all the pawns are killed, sir.


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