Progeny (film)

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Directed by Brian Yuzna
Produced by Jack F. Murphy
Henry Seggerman
Aubrey Solomon
Tim Moore
Emmanuel Itier
Stuart Gordon
Charles M. Fries
Written by Aubrey Solomon
Stuart Gordon
Starring Arnold Vosloo
Jillian McWhirter
Brad Dourif
Susanne Wright
Distributed by Progeny Films Inc.
Release date(s) March 30, 1999
Running time 98 min.
Language English
Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)

Progeny is an American science fiction film[1] released in 1999. It was directed by Brian Yuzna and written by Aubrey Solomon and Stuart Gordon. The film stars Arnold Vosloo as Dr. Craig Burton, Jillian McWhirter as Sherry Burton, Brad Dourif as Dr. Bert Clavell and Lindsay Crouse as Dr. Susan Lamarche.


Sherry (Jillian McWhirter), a professional woman, happily discovers she is pregnant. While this is happy news for her and her doctor husband (Arnold Vosloo), both begin having strange memories from the night of conception. Uneasiness then becomes terror when both are convinced that she is carrying something alien inside her body. Sherry's therapist Dr. Susan Lamarche (Lindsay Crouse) believes that Sherry has a psychological problem, of which Craig is to blame.

The couple contact a UFO/Paranormal college professor (Brad Dourif), who, through the use of hypnosis takes Sherry back to the night she conceived.

They discover that she was abducted by aliens and artificially impregnated. The viewer is shown this sequence several times, with each time showing that Sherry blocked or distorted certain parts of the event in an attempt to accept and understand what was being done to her.


Brian Yuzna nominated at the 1998 International Fantasy Film Award, Porto, Portugal.


Arnold Vosloo as Dr. Craig Burton
Jillian McWhirter as Sherry Burton
Brad Dourif as Dr. Bert Clavell
Lindsay Crouse as Dr. Susan Lamarche
Wilford Brimley as Dr. David Wetherly
Willard E. Pugh as Eric Davidson
David Wells as Dr. Duke Kelly
Jan Hoag as Nurse Ida
Lydia De Luccia as Night Nurse
Don Calfa as Jimmy Stevens
Timilee Romolini as Devon Thompson
Nora Paradiso as Karen Boglia
Patty Toy as Nurse Jane
Susan Ripaldi as Nurse Della
Don Shenk as Henry (as John Moskal Jr.)
Barry Morris as Immigration Officer
Greet Ramaekers as Receptionist
Trisha King as Nurse
Rene Carrasco as Paramedic
John Moskar Jr. as Security Guard
Sean Nepita as Officer Murphy
Paul Hayes as Custodian
Bob McLean as Prison Guard
Kate Romero as Woman on TV
Maggie Shane as Mother of Boy
Logan Yuzna as Boy Patient
Pancho Demmings as Officer McGuire
Michael Calder as Abductee
Lisa Crosato as Bev
Kelly Jaquiss as Screaming Woman


  1. ^ The Staff and Friends of Scarecrow Video (2004). The Scarecrow Movie Guide. Seattle: Sasquatch Books. pp. 630–723. ISBN 1-57061-415-6. 

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