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Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 16 May 1980 (USA)
Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women.

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Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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They're not human. But they hunt human women. Not for killing. For mating. See more »

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Debut theatrical feature film of actors David Strassman, Breck Costin and Cindy Weintraub. See more »

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Jerry jumps out of the water to scare Peggy. However, in the very next shot when they're kissing, his hair is nearly dry. See more »

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Dr. Susan Drake: Hold it! We think we know where these things come from, but we have no idea how many there are.
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A wickedly fun creature feature!
15 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

Mutated salmon monsters emerge from the sea and reek bloody havoc upon a small New England fishing village.

One of the best Roger Corman-produced monster flicks ever, Humanoids from the Deep is one guilty treat for fans of old fashioned creature horror. It's a horror film that's very unpretentious as it features gruesomely good makeup effects, some intense scenes of violent action, and of course nubile women menaced by the slimy title characters. It's simply a fun ride for horror fans who don't mind their entertainment a touch on the campy side. The plot is fast-paced, there's some great moments of humor, and a few genuinely good shocks (particularly the gory finale). The creature effects are solidly well done. The cast is pretty good as well and James Horner's music score lends great moody atmosphere.

Definitely a memorable outing for fans of the monster genre, Humanoids from the Deep is not to be missed!

*** 1/2 out of ****


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