Alligator II: The Mutation

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Alligator II: The Mutation
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DVD cover
Directed by Jon Hess
Produced by Brandon Chase
Cary Glieberman
Written by Curt Allen
Starring Joseph Bologna
Woody Brown
Harlan Arnold
Nicolas Cowan
Brock Peters
Music by Jack K. Tillar
Cinematography Joseph Mangine
Edited by Christopher Ellis
Marshall Harvey
Release date
  • December 18, 1991 (1991-12-18)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Alligator II: The Mutation is a 1991 American direct-to-video horror film directed by Jon Hess. It is a sequel to the 1980 film Alligator.


Deep in the sewers beneath the city of Regent Park, another baby alligator feeds on the experimental animals discarded by Future Chemicals Corporation. Nourished by toxic growth hormones and other mutating chemicals, the gator grows immense in size, develops a voracious appetite and goes out on a killing spree. Nobody believes the sightings until a large number of people are killed, and the police eventually embark on a search-and-destroy mission to put a stop to the alligator's murderous rampage. They track it down to a lake and a police helicopter attempts to blow the alligator up, but to no avail. Afterwards, two officers enter a marsh area where the alligator had escaped to. One of the officers uses a rocket launcher and ends the alligator's reign of terror.



The film has received negative reception, with some critics considering it a retread of the first film.[1] In a review of the original film, Kim Newman of Empire noted that "Alligator II: The Mutation is less a sequel than a lackluster remake".[2] Almar Haflidason of BBC Online wrote that the film lacked "the wit and indeed the scares of the original".[3] The film currently holds a score of 3.5/10 on IMDb, based on 1,651 user reviews.


  1. ^ Wingrove, David (1985). Science Fiction Film Source Book. Harlow: Longman. ISBN 0-582-89310-0. 
  2. ^ Newman, Kim (1 January 2000). "Alligator Review". Empire. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "BBC - Films - review - Alligator II - The Mutation SE DVD (1991)". BBC Online. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 

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