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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Huffman ...
Harry Caulder
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Catherine Hutton
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Sergeant Royko
Otis Young ...
Lieutenant Piantadosi
Lena Pousette ...
Marie
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Captain Pearson
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Hoagy
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Dr. Dimitrios
Eleanor Zee ...
Mrs. Selden
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Mrs. Hench
Harriet Medin ...
Ruth Hutton
Mickey Fox ...
Moose
Laura Burkett ...
Girl in Sand
Marleta Giles ...
Girlfriend
Jacqueline Randall ...
2nd Girl
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Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? And is there any chance of it reproducing? Meanwhile, David Huffman and Mariana Hill are once-almost-married old friends, reunited over the death of her mother on the beach, and searching for clues in the abandoned buildings where they used to play when they were young. Written by Brian C. Madsen <bcmmovies@earthlink.net>

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...where the water is the safest place to be! See more »

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28 January 1981 (USA)  »

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La playa del terror  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The look of the blood beach monster has frequently being compared to that of the subtropical carnivorous plant the Venus fly-trap. See more »

Quotes

Pearson: Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, you can't get to it.
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Spoofs Jaws (1975) See more »

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Fools for Each Other
Words and Music by Guy Clark
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Just when you thought it was safe to think it's a horror movie!
6 February 1999 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Sure, BLOOD BEACH sounded like a cool title to sell some tickets, but what are you expecting? It's more of a joke to consider this a horror movie because there is meaninglessness to why people sink in the sand. Is this my imagination or is it the film's fault? The true effects of horrifying chills and shivers are absent, making this cheesy beyond belief. Interesting about this one is the mystery behind what lies underneath the sandy beach, and until you finally discover WHAT the thing really is, you may be asking to yourself, "WHAT IS THAT THING CALLED?". Bloody scenes are fairly gruesome, but there's too little of them. Noteworthy is Jerry Gross, who distributed B-movie films, including the gross-out X-rated horror flick I DRINK YOUR BLOOD. Maybe things aren't so bloody here after all. Blecchh!!!


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