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Writers:
Frank Arnold (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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Truly nasty and exploitative Corman-highlight See more (71 total) »

Cast

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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
 
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 .... 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)
 
Thanks
John Malnati .... the producers wish to thank (as Capt. John Malnati)
 

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Also Known As:
"Monster" - , International (English title) (racier version)
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Runtime:
80 min
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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: When Peggy and Jerry are first attacked by the Humanoids, Peggy has a green design on one breast-cup of her bikini. Throughout the scene that design changes back and forth from one cup to the other.See more »
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22 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Truly nasty and exploitative Corman-highlight, 14 December 2004
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

With some imagination, the best way to describe "Humanoids from the Deep" is calling it a nasty and perverted update of the "Creature from the Black Lagoon"-premise. That classic Jack Arnold featured oppressed sexual undertones while HftD is a downright outrageous and rancid flick. Not bad to see a woman directs a more or less anti-women movie…even though Corman hired someone else to shoot extra sleaze-footage. In many ways, it also feels like you're watching an Italian horror product! The style and atmosphere of this film are so silly, the violence is so explicit and the plot rips off several other genre classics. Don't be fooled, however, because this is an authentic Roger Corman production and definitely one of the most entertaining ones he ever was involved in. The plot handles about ecologically mutated fish that attack a little fish-town during the annual salmon-festival. The creatures, which evolve amazingly fast, kill the men and rape the women.

"Humanoids from the Deep" is an unbelievably entertaining gorefest! The monster-suits are some of the most efficient ever and they look truly despicable. The gratuitous nudity is – of course – a very redundant element but Corman surely knows that it sells. As mentioned before, this film rips off quite a few genre hits and cleverly uses eerie ideas (and music) from "Jaws" and "Alien". The make-up effects are simply disgusting … and that's a positive comment. Especially the grotesque finale, set during the yearly festival, contains some sickness every self-respecting horror fan should see. Even though the film could have used a little more humor to put it the wholesome into perspective a little, this surely is fundamental viewing for all fans of trash film-making. For some incomprehensible reason, Corman also put his money in made-for-TV remake during the 90's. That film might be fairly gore as well, but it entirely lacks the campy, light-headed fun of this original. Make sure you watch the right version!

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