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Directed by George Elanjian Jr.
Produced by Jack F. Murphy
Written by Brent V. Friedman
Starring Starr Andreeff
Mitchell Laurance
David Gale
Music by Thomas Chase
Steve Rucker
Cinematography James Mathers
Edited by Ellen Keneshea
Distributed by America Cinema Marketing
Release date
  • October 3, 1990 (1990-10-03)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Syngenor is a 1990 B horror/science fiction movie that was a sequel to the 1981 film Scared to Death. The film was directed by George Elanjian Jr and written by Michael Carmody and Brent V. Friedman. It features David Gale and Kathryn Noble.[1]


Norton Cyberdyne provides high-tech military technology and their latest super weapon is "Syngenor" (SYNthesized GENetic ORganism). A prototype breaks loose and starts leaving a trail of bodies. As bodies pile up other Syngenors emerge from the basement and a battle rages between the monsters and the corporate humans.[1]


Producer Jack F. Murphy saw the original Scared to Death and was so impressed with the monster that he wanted to make another film utilizing the same monster design. However, since the first film was so low-budget and rarely seen he wanted to distance this sequel from it in order not to alienate a new potential audience that never heard of the first film. This is why there is no character or plot carry-over from Scared to Death other than the monster.[2] Scared to Death director William Malone was asked and was originally going to direct this sequel. Malone ended up passing on the project as he had an opportunity to direct Creature, however he participated in creating the film's monster costumes.[3]


Elite Entertainment and Synapse Films both released the film on Region 0 NTSC DVD.

Prism Leisure Corporation released the film on a double sided PAL DVD, the other side showing Progeny.


  1. ^ a b Synpase Films DVD Case, 2008. Last accessed: September 2009.
  2. ^ Commentary on Synapse DVD, 2008. Last accessed: September 2009.
  3. ^ Director interview on "Scared to Death" Retromedia DVD, 2007. Last accessed: September 2009.

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