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May 1980 (USA) See more »
Between Life and Death, There Is ... "Humanoids from the Deep" See more »
Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: halfman, halffish which terrorize a... See more » | Full synopsis »
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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 (music composed by)
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. Balazs)
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)
Visual Effects by
Jack Rabin .... titles and opticals
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 .... stills
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)
John Malnati .... the producers wish to thank (as Capt. John Malnati)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Monster" - , International (English title) (racier version)
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80 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA (cable rating) | Australia:R (original rating) | France:-12 | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:16 (orginal rating) | Norway:(Banned) (1980-2003) (cinema release) | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18

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The picture was filmed during October, November and December 1979.See more »
Continuity: Johnny's black eye constantly changes shape over the course of the film (small, big, huge, small, big, etc.)See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Video Violence (1987) (V)See more »


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20 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
A great if unintentional comedy, 28 August 1999
Author: Scoopy from Budapest

There's a little sleepy seaside burg debating whether to add a new cannery. Life is slow there, and the fishing is dying. It turns out that the reason the salmon are disappearing is that the owners of the cannery company have been doing some DNA experiments on salmon. They accidentally released genetically altered salmon into the ocean, and those altered salmon were eaten by predator fish. This special diet turns the predator fish into - you guessed it - Humanoids From The Deep. (Add echo chamber in your mind).

Now what do you think the loony humans do? Hint: remember that the monsters have been living on genetically altered salmon, and then they have nothing else to eat but the real salmon. The humans go ahead and hold the 93rd annual Salmon Festival! It's like advertising a tourist attraction for salmon-eating monsters. Then there is a silly subplot, added after the fact by the filmmakers. The monsters are super-evolved and need to propagate their species. They don't seem to have any females in their race. They are also humanoid (Well, sort of. They appear to be as human as Vic Morrow, but just barely). They therefore need to kill human males and mate with human females.

First they come upon a girl and her boyfriend camping on the beach. He is a ventriloquist, for no apparent reason. They maul the twerp, and the dummy's eyes continue to follow the action, even after the ventriloquist is dead. This apparently supernatural phenomenon is never explained. (Hey, it's a Corman movie). The monsters proceed to rape her. Later, another girl's boyfriend is feeling her up in the water, and this makes the humanoids really horny, so they kill another twerp, and rape another girl. In the movie's final scene, she is giving birth, and ...... I think you can probably figure it out.

The movie's climax comes at the Salmon Festival, a carnival where humans and humanoids alike meet to share a few memories. The humanoids show that, while they are not smarter than average humans, they are quite a bit smarter than carny folk, and smell a lot better as well. Dental care is about even.

The monsters rip off the bra of the Salmon Queen before chasing her through the midway. Before tracking down the Salmon Queen, however, the monsters stop to ride some of the midway rides (say, they are genetically advanced), and of course slaughter the humans on the rides. Then the monsters stop for some cotton candy. Not by salmon alone does man live. Then they head over to the midway to play some carny games. One of the monsters is really hacked off that he can't knock down the bowling pins and win an Eeyore for the Salmon Queen, especially since he has seen some other monsters with Eeyore's and even one with a Tigger! He really gets steamed when he realizes that those other monsters were audience plants, allowed to win by the carny barkers in order to sucker in the players. Of course, when he finds this out, he rips the carny geek limb from limb and resumes chasing the Salmon Queen, intending to take her by force if he cannot woo her with presents.

But, by jingo, we humans are not defenseless, you know. Our salmon queens can take care of themselves, thank you very much. This gal squares off and dukes it out with the big guy. The human spirit endures. So if you evil superintelligent movie humanoids are out there reading this review, listen up. You'll never take us. If you think you can just come here and rape our women, Mr. Johnny Monster, you've got another think coming. We've got mighty tough Salmon Queens and Van Damme and Bruce Willis, and no movie monster or asteroid is going to crush this race, nosireebob.

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