Mimic 3: Sentinel is a 2003 science fiction horror film, directed by T. J. Petty, with a script inspired by a short story of the same name by Donald A. Wollheim. The movie was a direct to DVD sequel to Mimic (1997) and Mimic 2 (2001).
Mimic 3: Sentinel takes a departure from the tone of the first two films. It has a feel similar to Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window rather than the action/horror tone of its predecessors.
Tagline: Terror has been reinvented!
Unable to leave the germ-free confines of his sterilized bedroom for any real stretch of time, environmentally hypersensitive Judas child Marvin (Karl Geary
) spends his days taking pictures of his neighbors from his window. Occasionally catching glimpses of his young sister Rosy (Alexis Dziena
) being romanced by the neighborhood drug dealer, Marvin's lens remains mostly fixed on a mysterious neighbor known as "The Garbageman" (Lance Henriksen
) and pretty neighbor Carmen (Rebecca Mader
), while his slightly overbearing mother (Amanda Plummer
) rests on the couch. As neighbors begin disappearing and mysterious figures move in and out of Marvin's viewfinder, the secluded voyeur begins to suspect that a sinister force is at work in his neighborhood. Though Rosy and Carmen are anxious to assist in a little detective work, the situation soon begins to spiral out of control upon the discovery that the Judas breed is far from extinct.
- Martial-arts star Gary Daniels was up for the role of Detective Gary Dumars, played by John Kapelos.
- The Marvin Montrose character was originally scripted to be a 13-year-old boy.