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21 July 1978 (USA) See more »
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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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Spawn of the Slithis (1978) Movie Review
 (From Beyond Hollywood. 19 June 2010, 5:53 PM, PDT)

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Not a total travesty, but best not watched See more (24 total) »


  (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)
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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86 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Iceland:16 | Norway:15 (video premiere) | USA:PG | West Germany:18

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The cast and crew averaged fifteen hours a day throughout the shooting of this picture.See more »
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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Not a total travesty, but best not watched, 27 August 2012
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

I had heard of "Spawn of the Slithis" for a number of years ever since I first heard of it from a showing on the CBS Late Night Movie, where I forgot to actually record and watch it. But thanks to its DVD release, I finally got to see it. I have to admit that my expectations were pretty low, hearing it was a really low budget movie by amateur filmmakers.

Actually, I didn't find the movie completely bad. For a rock bottom low budget, the movie looks a lot more expensive than you'd expect. The "monster suit" actually looks somewhat decent, and the movie is directed in a way that suggests the director had some previous experience directing movies.

Unfortunately, much of the movie is a chore to sit through. There are far less monster attack sequences than you'd think, with much of the movie devoted to endless scenes of the journalist character (who looks amazingly like game show host Bert Convy) going around and investigating. There are also endless conversations between characters, none of which is very interesting. It results in only a few minutes of slaughter and monster stuff.

In the end, I can only recommend the movie to aspiring filmmakers wanting to make their own low budget horror movie - the movie shows both what to do, but especially what NOT to do.

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Recent Posts (updated daily)User
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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