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Writers:
Frank Arnold (story) &
Martin B. Cohen (story) ...
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Release Date:
May 1980 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Between Life and Death, There Is ... "Humanoids from the Deep" See more »
Plot:
Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: halfman, halffish which terrorize a... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Gill-men kill men... and rape women! See more (70 total) »

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Directed by
Barbara Peeters 
Jimmy T. Murakami (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Frank Arnold (story) &
Martin B. Cohen (story)

William Martin (screenplay) (as Frederick James)

Produced by
Martin B. Cohen .... producer
Hunt Lowry .... co-producer
Roger Corman .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
James Horner 
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Lacambre (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mark Goldblatt 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Erler 
 
Makeup Department
Karoly Balazs .... makeup artist: second unit (as Charles T. Balasz)
Steve Johnson .... special makeup effects assistant
Marla Manalis .... hair stylist
Marla Manalis .... makeup artist
Shawn McEnroe .... special makeup effects assistant
Kenny Myers .... special makeup effects assistant (as Ken Myers)
Margaret Prentice .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Thomas Mann .... production manager
Peter Manoogian .... production manager: second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Sbardellati .... first assistant director
James Sbardellati .... second unit director
Jan Wieringa .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Kathleen Hughes .... property master (as Kathleen Devlin Hughes)
Maureen Hughes .... assistant props
Dan Morski .... assistant art director
Rick Moore .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Joseph Geisinger .... boom operator
Mark Harris .... sound mixer
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... sound mixer: second unit (as Earl Stein)
Kendrick Sweet .... dialogue editor (as Ken Sweet)
David Lewis Yewdall .... sound editor (as David Yewdall)
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... replacement sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Roger George .... special effects
Chris Walas .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Diamond Farnsworth .... stunts (as Hill Farnsworth)
Jack Tyree .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bernard Auroux .... photographer: second unit
Ben Batzdorff .... grip
Ted Boehler .... underwater camera operator: second unit
Michael Bolner .... best boy
Mike Connors .... grip (as Michael Connors)
Paul Elliott .... assistant camera
Steven Finestone .... assistant camera
Wiley Fox .... gaffer
Robert Gray .... assistant camera: second unit
Stephen W. Gray .... photographer: second unit
Bruce Hamme .... gaffer: second unit
Rowdy Herrington .... electrician
Sharon Kirkpatrick .... still photographer
Michael Lund .... assistant camera: second unit
David W. Nims .... generator operator (as David Nims)
David W. Nims .... swing man (as David Nims)
Gil Schwartz .... key grip: second unit
Philip Sloan .... key grip (as Phil Sloan)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nina Padovano .... wardrobe: second unit
Barbara Scott .... wardrobe (as Barbara K. Scott)
 
Editorial Department
Kent Beyda .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Ford A. Thaxton .... soundtrack album producer: GNP Crescendo Records (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Diana Austin .... location auditor
Rob Bottin .... humanoids creator & designer
Bob Harrison .... title designer: main titles
Brenda Haverstock .... production assistant
Gale Anne Hurd .... production assistant (as Gale Hurd)
Nancy Kelly .... location coordinator
Sharon Kirkpatrick .... script supervisor: second unit
Rhea Lewis .... script supervisor
Connie Papineau .... script supervisor: second unit
Taira Rosales .... extras coordinator
Lucia Schultz .... production coordinator
Jeff Shank .... production assistant
Steve Shank .... production assistant
Craig Storper .... coordinator: Los Angeles
Kent Adamson .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Monster" - , International (English title) (racier version)
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Runtime:
80 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Certification:
Australia:MA (cable rating) | Australia:R (original rating) | France:-12 | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:16 (orginal rating) | Norway:(Banned) (1980-2003) (cinema release) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
The picture was filmed during October, November and December 1979.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: It's daylight when a humanoid is approaching Billy's tent. But less than two minutes later, when the girl escapes, it's nearly dark.See more »
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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Gill-men kill men... and rape women!, 16 April 2007
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Check this out for a storyline: hideous fish-men rise from the ocean depths in order to mate with human females and thus speed up their rapid evolution (which has already been kick-started by them eating genetically mutated salmon). Now if that doesn't sound like B-movie monster heaven, then I don't know what does.

After fisherman Jim Hill (ageing action 'hunk', Doug McClure), native-American Johnny Eagle (Anthony Pena), and scientist Susan Drake (Ann Turkel), discover the randy web-footed mutants in a nearby network of caves, they must race to the fishing town of Noyo to warn the locals of the danger that awaits them.

A wonderfully silly and scary portion of fishy fun, Humanoids From The Deep is a must-see for all fans of rubbery creature features. Packed with numerous dubious delights, which include the raping of buxom babes by the seaweed-covered critters, loads of gruesome gory killings, the obligatory shower scene, and a terrific ending in which the beasts gatecrash a party with bloody results, the film entertains from the very start right up to its OTT splattery ending.

Produced by horror legend Roger Corman, HFTD manages to deliver its preposterous plot with just the right mixture of seriousness and knowing silliness (watch the ventriloquist scene for the loopiest moment, when the dummy's eyes flick back and forth as its owner is killed!). Ace make-up FX man Rob Bottin's work is top-notch—the monsters may be men in suits, but they are still effectively disgusting looking things, equipped with razor sharp fangs, weird extended fore-arms and obscenely bulging craniums—and the seasoned leads (including Vic Morrow as town bad-guy Hank Slattery) give credible performances. The big breasted girls in the movie are also great, gamely shedding their clothes at every chance and enthusiastically bouncing in front of the camera!

Unabashedly misogynistic, and very, very silly, 'Humanoids' is a gem of 80s horror and a real treat for fans of trash cinema—do yourself a favour and fish this one out soon!

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