Shocking Dark

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This article is about Bruno Mattei's unofficial Terminator sequel. For the official sequel, see Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Shocking Dark
Poster for Terminator 2 bears a similarity to the original Terminator poster.
Directed by Bruno Mattei
Produced by Franco Gaudenzi
Written by Claudio Fragasso
Starring Christopher Ahrens
Haven Tyler
Geretta Geretta
Fausto Lombardi
Music by Carlo Maria Cordio
Cinematography Richard Grassetti
Edited by Bruno Mattei
Flora Film
Distributed by Condor Vídeo
Release dates
August 22, 1990 (1990-08-22)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Shocking Dark (also known as Terminator II, Alienators and Contaminator) is a 1989 Italian science fiction film written by Claudio Fragasso and directed by Bruno Mattei.


Despite the film's original title and artwork presenting it as a sequel to 1984 film The Terminator, it is not officially associated with that film. The plot has more in common with the 1986 film Aliens.[1] The year after Mattei's film came out, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (the official Terminator sequel) was released. The film was never released in the United States under its original title due to licensing problems.

Partial cast[edit]

  • Christopher Ahrens as Samuel Fuller (as Cristopher Ahrens)
  • Haven Tyler as Sara
  • Geretta Geretta as Koster (as Geretta Giancarlo Field)
  • Fausto Lombardi as Lieutenant Franzini (as Tony Lombardo)
  • Mark Steinborn as Commander Dalton Bond
  • Dominica Coulson as Samantha
  • Clive Riche as Drake (as Clive Ricke)
  • Paul Norman Allen as Kowalsky
  • Cortland Reilly as Caine
  • Richard Ross as Price
  • Bruce McFarland as Parson
  • Al McFarland as Raphelson


In Late 2006, Terminator II (unofficial) was in a double feature with director Bruno Mattei, with his other "unofficial" sequel, Goonies II.[citation needed]

Critical reception[edit]

Den of Geek said "In 1989, Italian Director Bruno Mattei made an amalgam of Aliens and The Terminator. We look back at a wonderfully bad film."[citation needed]


  1. ^ "But what you might not expect is that the bulk of the movie has nothing to do with The Terminator. Instead, it's a rip-off of Cameron's other sci-fi blockbuster, Aliens.", ["Terminator II: Shocking Dark",]

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