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Humongous (1982)

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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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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It's loose... It's angry... And it's getting hungry! See more »

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Horror | Romance

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11 June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Ilha dos Cães  »

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CAD 2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Janit Baldwin's last role in a theatrical feature. 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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Connections

Referenced in Fame: And the Winner Is.... (1982) See more »

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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"Humongous" disappointment (Directors don't yell "LIGHTS!!" for nothing, ya know!)
21 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, what can I say... "B"-movie status would've been an IMPROVEMENT for this movie! I watched this one in fast forward, mostly, and didn't miss much, if anything at all. The only part worth watching was when they find the diary kept by his mother. At least it'll explain the plot which, by the way, is lame: This woman gets raped and takes up residence (from what I can tell) on the same island she was raped on. Her son ends up as a cross between Norman Bates and Frankenstein. He eats anything in site and apparently wasn't well-treated as a child because of his malformation.

But look on the bright side... you'll always have some dumb kids who just happen to be too nosy for their own good stumble on a DESERTED island (gee, how original *sigh*) and drink too much and start doing stuff they shouldn't.

I think I'd have had more pity for the monster if he wasn't put in such dreary lighting conditions (how do you expect to be scared by something you can't see that well?!?!) The only thing I did enjoy from this film was the ending, because that meant it was over. Don't spend your money buying this one unless you can get it for $1.00 or less.


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