The monstrous offspring of a violent crime grows up in seclusion on a remote island, where a boat-full of hapless teens have shipwrecked, unaware of what's lurking in the woods.

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Janet Julian ...
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Eric Simmons
John Wildman ...
Nick Simmons
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Carla Simmons
Joy Boushel ...
Donna Blake
Layne Coleman ...
Bert Defoe (as Lane Coleman)
Shay Garner ...
Ida Parsons
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Tom Rice
John McFadyen ...
Ed Parsons
Garry Robbins ...
Ida's Son
Mary Sullivan ...
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Woman is raped at cocktail party. Years later, her son grows up to be a big hairy murderous monster who stalks a group of teens shipwrecked on his island. Written by Humberto Amador

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Here are the monster's little toys. Once they were little girls and boys. See more »

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Horror | Romance

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11 June 1982 (USA)  »

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A Ilha dos Cães  »

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CAD 2,000,000 (estimated)
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Garry Robbins, who plays the disfigured killer, was driven to the set in full monster make-up. See more »

Goofs

When the dog pen is shown with the skeletons of the dogs, while one skull does belong to a dog, the close up shows a skull of an herbivore like a deer. See more »

Quotes

Eric Simmons: Here. Take over.
Sandy Ralston: Why?
Eric Simmons: I need both hands.
Sandy Ralston: Now, he's romantic.
Eric Simmons: What do you mean?
[pulling down Sandy's bikini bottom]
Eric Simmons: I saw you staring at Donna's ass.
Eric Simmons: Hey, it was your ass I was staring at.
Sandy Ralston: Uh huh.
Eric Simmons: Are you kidding? It's one of the seven wonders of the world.
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Soundtracks

Magic to Me
Lyrics by Lisa J. Sweeting and John Mills-Cockell
Music by John Mills-Cockell
Performed by Dawn Aitken
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Quite interesting if rather bloodless little slasher
19 November 2006 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Humongous has been largely forgotten amongst the glut of 80s slasher flicks. However,that is a shame. It's certainly no masterpiece,not even of the slasher genre,but it's quite interesting and better than quite a few of the other,similar films released around that time.

It opens with a brutal rape,and it almost gets the movie off on the wrong foot as although not that graphic it's hard to watch. Then we jump forward to the usual small group of young people discovering an island. Much time is spent of them wondering about,which does make the film a little slow,but there is a fair amount of suspense,sometimes underlined by the synthesizer score,which shouldn't work but does. As has often been said before,the film is too dark,but some of the photography is pretty good,which makes one wonder if the darkness was a deliberate experiment which didn't quite come off.

This movie was obviously {well,in the versions I've seen} heavily cut,during the killings we cut away just before we think we'll going to see something nasty. There's just about enough suspense to almost compensate,and the acting isn't too bad,but gore hounds will probably be disappointed. The climactic scenes are pretty exciting though and even though you still don't get much of a look at the monster,this is actually quite effective.

There's a underlying element of sadness to Humongous which is provided by the film's back story,and it's perhaps this which most sticks in the mind. Nothing in the film is especially remarkable,but it does have it's interesting elements. It certainly deserves a proper,uncut DVD release,and far more than some of the other films of this type which already have been!


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