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The Deadly Spawn at the Hi-Pointe Midnights this Weekend!

29 May 2012 7:33 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

“What are those things? Frankie, what the hell are those things?”

What has three heads, about a million teeth, and gore galore? It’s The Deadly Spawn, this month’s Late Night Grindhouse midnight movie at The Hi-Pointe Theater brought to you by the madmen at Destroy the, and it’s another big-screen St. Louis premiere. This $25,000 16mm wonder from 1985 concerns a meteorite that crashes to earth during a torrential thunderstorm, bringing with it a slimy, three-headed alien beast that craves human meat and gives birth to hundreds of eel-like spawn. The wicked intergalactic fiend promptly scarfs down two campers and then goes into the basement of a house where a teenage monster movie fan (Charles George Hildebrandt) lives, eating the kid’s parents as well. And this is just in the first ten minutes!

The Deadly Spawn was one of dozens of movies which attempted to cash »

- Tom Stockman

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DVD Review: The Deadly Spawn

21 March 2012 2:42 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The Deadly Spawn

Stars: Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco, Richard Lee Porter | Written by Douglas McKweon, Ted A. Bohus | Directed by Douglas McKeown

Something awful is coming, hurtling through the void in a meteor that’s on a collision course with earth. When two foolish campers witness the meteor crash and investigate they become the first, of many, victims of the Deadly Spawn. Soon the spawn descend upon the basement of a house belonging to science-geek Pete (DeFranco), his movie obsessed younger brother Charles (Hildebrandt). As the spawn grow in size, and in appetite they eat their way through Pete and Charles’ family and friends, including Aunt Millie (Ethel Michelson) and Uncle Herb (John Schmerling), along with their invited guests and a handful of Pete’s study buddy’s…

Shot in 1982, The Deadly Spawn was the brainchild of producer Ted A. Bohus who, along with writer/director Douglas McKeown crafted a film that has, »

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