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Stephen Traxler (written by)
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Release Date:
21 July 1978 (USA) See more »
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Hell hath no fury...like
Plot:
A nuclear leak creates a mutant Slithis sea monster, which terrorizes the variety of pets, winos, and hippies who hang around Venice, California. See more » | Add synopsis »
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(3 articles)
Spawn of the Slithis (1978) Movie Review
 (From Beyond Hollywood. 19 June 2010, 5:53 PM, PDT)

Ready for Some Slithis on DVD?
 (From shocktillyoudrop. 6 April 2010)

Code Red Spawning a Slithis DVD
 (From Dread Central. 5 April 2010, 1:31 AM, PDT)

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Review on "Slithis" See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Alan Blanchard ... Wayne Connors
Judy Motulsky ... Jeff Connors
J.C. Claire ... Dr. John
Dennis Falt ... Dr. Erin Burick (as Dennis Lee Falt)
Mello Alexandria ... Chris Alexander
Win Condict ... The Monster
Rocky Fumarelli ... Preston, wino #1
John Hatfield ... Bunky, wino #2
Hy Pyke ... Jack Dunn
Daphnae Cohen ... Helen Dunn (as Daphne Cohen)
Steven J. Hoag ... Doug (as Stephen J. Hoag)
Wendy Rastattar ... Jennifer
Don Cummins ... Rex
David Ridenour ... Policeman at house
Dave Carlton ... Drunk #1
Dale Caldwell ... Drunk #2
Ken Stimson ... Drunk #3
Gregory Clemmons ... Chris' Uncle
Ed Fournier ... Kid throwing frisbee #1
Prudie Butler ... Kid throwing frisbee #2

Jack Kelly ... Radio Announcer (voice)
Alejandro Voss ... Police Chief (as Alejandro Vass)
Gary Dyer ... Policeman at Station
Alisa Estes ... Marti Mason
Abraham Columbus ... Policeman
Michael Hudson ... Policeman
Drew Deeter ... Mike, deck hand #1
Marc Harvey ... Nicholas, deck hand #2 (as Marcus Harvey)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cary Carlisle ... Venice Resident (uncredited)
Dan Coles ... Venice Resident (uncredited)
Chris Sprister ... Man at Police Station (uncredited)

Bill J. Stevens ... Dr. Risling (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Traxler 
 
Writing credits
Stephen Traxler (written by)

Produced by
Dick Davis .... executive producer
Paul Fabian .... producer
Stephen Traxler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Steve Zuckerman 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Caramico (director of cinematography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert M. Ross 
 
Art Direction by
Catherine Deeter 
 
Makeup Department
Penny Gottlieb .... makeup artist (as Penny Gotlieb)
Kathy Lober .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Paul Fabian .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Judy Bring .... assistant director
David Peltzer .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Russ Davis .... property master
Russ Davis .... set designer
Nipper Larson .... assistant property master
Nipper Larson .... assistant set designer
 
Sound Department
Gord Connon .... boom operator
Craig Felburg .... sound mixer
William Shippey .... sound effects editor (as Bill Shippy)
 
Stunts
De Ette Adams .... stunt performer
Larry Dunn .... stunt performer
Larry Phillips .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Bowie .... gaffer
Gary Graver .... electrician (as Robby McClure)
Richard Lance .... second assistant camera
Anthony R. Palmieri .... assistant camera (as Tony Palmeri)
Marshall Reed .... key grip
Tar Webster .... best boy
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Penny Gottlieb .... wardrobe (as Penny Gotlieb)
Kathy Lober .... wardrobe assistant
 
Music Department
Corey Bailey .... music recordist
Don Buday .... music producer
 
Transportation Department
Travis Hathaway .... transportation
 
Other crew
Arlene Garelick .... production secretary
Donna King .... production coordinator
Mimi Leder .... script supervisor
Jim Speth .... assistant to director (as James Speth)
John Marshall .... subtitle script and timing (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Slithis" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
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Runtime:
86 min
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1.78 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Iceland:16 | Norway:15 (video premiere) | USA:PG | West Germany:18

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This film was shot in twelve days.See more »
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Review on "Slithis", 18 June 2008
Author: beyblader0072001 from United States

Every review I've read on this page regarding this movie has been nothing short of outright "bad-mouthing"!!!!!!! if this movie sucked so bad, riddle me this: WHY IS THE CREATOR OF THIS FLICK MAKING SURE THAT EXISTING COPIES CAN NEITHER BE FOUND OR SOLD?! Answer: it didn't suck all that badly. I still have nightmares whenever I remember this movie. For some it might've been a bad "B" movie.....but it's shock value was a "10+" with all it's twist & turns. It did well as a remake for "The Creature From The Black Lagoon"....what gave it the shock value I believed it deserved, was the blood & gore. It wasn't off the scale like the movies today....but it still scared the hell out of you when the SLITHIS monster popped outta nowhere!!!! Give credit where it's due, folks----it was an OK movie for it's time. Truthfully.....I'd be tempted to do a remake of this movie & keep its original title....but with the passing of Stan Winston of late, it might be a bit dicey...but not impossible. THIS MOVIE RATES A "10" WITH ME.....AND I COULD GIVE A DAMN WHO THINKS OTHERWISE!

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I had the 'survival kit'. nsavage3-1
Hysterical and nostalgic ... I LOVE SLITHIS! roybatty-1
Director Mimi Leder (Deep Impact, etc.) Was Slithis Script Supervisor! ripcord-the-movie
My uncle played the slithis xfathersgunx
Judy Motulsky and I were in HS play together... jrrybrinkman
I know the guy who played Wayne Connors! Sean_of_the_Dead
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