I remember seeing a movie in a store that I passed up on but am interested in finding again

Title had something to do with "Infection" or "Virus".

Cover had a guy with like a crab arm?

The plot had something to do with a guy trying to find some way to save his child who was mutated by some alien disease, and I think was in government care...

Oh and the kid has tentacles.

(Post edit I never watched it but it was in stores post 2007 and seemed to be featuring a Primarily Caucasian cast)

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    Hi, welcome to SF&F. When did you see this? Was it a live-action movie? In English?
    – DavidW
    Commented Apr 29, 2022 at 16:48
  • I saw it in stores around 2007 and I believe it was live action. I cannot say if the movie was made in an English speaking country, but it did seem that it was marketed for an English speaking audience. Commented May 4, 2022 at 17:47
  • From your edit, does that mean you don't think it is Meatball Machine?
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented May 4, 2022 at 17:49
  • No, I dont think its meat ball machine, though obscure guess Commented May 4, 2022 at 17:57

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Could be Meatball Machine, wiki/Meatball_Machine

...During this encounter, Sachiko is attacked by the alien object which penetrates her and turns her into a bio-mechanical monster, a NecroBorg. These parasites take over human bodies and use their flesh to create weapons which they use to fight each other. Yōji is also infected and the plot eventually leads to a showdown fight to the death between the two would-be lovers. A side plot concerns a father who is out to kill the NecroBorgs who have also infected his daughter...

  • Thats certainly something up my alley, but this particular film seemed to be directed for English speakers, or at the very least, I saw it in a store in America, around 2007ish. It also had primarily Caucasian characters on the case (I never ended up buying it to my regret) Commented May 4, 2022 at 17:50

Inalienable made 2007 has a boy with tentacles and the virus plot. District 9 has the crab arm man 2009.

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    Hi, welcome to SF&F. Please only post one answer at a time; InAlienable might be a reasonable answer; you should focus on that and explain in more detail how it matches the question, preferably with some screenshots.
    – DavidW
    Commented Oct 31, 2023 at 15:36

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