Blood Beach (1980)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  28 January 1981 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Huffman ...
Harry Caulder
Catherine Hutton
Sergeant Royko
Otis Young ...
Lieutenant Piantadosi
Lena Pousette ...
Captain Pearson
Dr. Dimitrios
Eleanor Zee ...
Mrs. Selden
Mrs. Hench
Harriet Medin ...
Ruth Hutton
Mickey Fox ...
Laura Burkett ...
Girl in Sand
Marleta Giles ...
Jacqueline Randall ...
2nd Girl


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 <>

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beach | sand | death | spoof | horror spoof | See All (15) »


The five people believed to have drowned here never even made it past the sand! See more »


Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

28 January 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La playa del terror  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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One of a cycle of 1980s and mid-late 1970s movies that got made after the box-office success of Jaws (1975). The films include that movie's three sequels, Jaws 2 (1978), Jaws 3-D (1983), and Jaws: The Revenge (1987), as well as Orca (1977), Piranha (1978), Tentacles (1977), Killer Fish (1979), Barracuda (1978), Tintorera: Killer Shark (1977), Blood Beach (1980), Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981), The Last Shark (1981), Up from the Depths (1979), Humanoids from the Deep (1980), Screamers (1979), Devil Fish (1984) and Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976). See more »


Pearson: Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, you can't get to it.
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Crazy Credits

While the credits role, numerous Blood Beach creatures pop-up unnoticed throughout the beach See more »


Flesh and Blood
Words and Music by Darrell Fetty
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An eclectic jazz-synthesizer sound track
5 April 2001 | by (Vancouver, British Columbia) – See all my reviews

BLOOD BEACH is slow-paced and not as chock-full of scares and action as I hoped it to be, but the saving grace is the music score by composer Gill Melle. It's an eclectic combo of jazz and synthesizer that embodies the atmosphere of the haunted beach. The main theme is a rumbling warning of doom. If you're a sound track aficionado, check it out because I don't think this music has ever been released on record or tape, let alone compact disc.

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