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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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Slithis rocks out!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See more (23 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

Did You Know?

This film was shot in twelve days.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 (2011)See more »


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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Slithis rocks out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, 3 December 2005
Author: tbyrne4 from United States

"We catch that mean mother!" What a piece of 70s tripe this movie is. Bad on many different levels.

Not totally inept.

It actually could've been a fairly decent little movie, but the biggest problem is just how BORING it is. Why are these movies so BORING! I start to watch them and after a half hour my eyes start drooping. I can't help it.

I think it would have helped if they had shown Slithis in the light more often. We keep seeing him in the dark and apparently they couldn't afford LIGHTS on this movie so he basically just looks like a big shadow.

But then, on the flip side, when we do get a good look at him, the Slithis costume looks pretty lame, so I guess you just can't win.

It also might have helped to actually have a few more scenes of Slithis killing people or doing things. Or just a few more scenes of Slithis in general. The characters are flat out dull, so that doesn't help.

It's a bad sign when you start thinking "wait a minute, isn't this a monster movie?!" because you can't remember the last time the monster was On screen!!!!!

The movie isn't totally without interest. But I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

And I'm certainly not going to sit through the freakin thing again (I don't think I'd be able to without falling asleep)


- the hero who has a girlfriend named "Jeff"

- the first five minutes of the movie (why exactly are they in slow-motion?)

- Dr. John's jaw-dropping scientific explanation of what Slithis is (even the actors look bored).

- the turtle race peopled by throngs of shouting fans (definitely my idea of killer Friday night entertainment). Also note the girl who kisses her turtle after it wins. Yuck.

- the guy who takes his date back to his boat where he has a shrine to himself complete with photograph and candles (also, why in the world does this scene go on for fifteen minutes? I thought I was in a different movie)

- The funky "Slithis cam" apparently achieved by taping a balloon over the camera.

- the police chief who looks like Ron Jeremy and acts like Peter Lorre after 100 cups of coffee.

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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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