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Humongous (1982)

R  |   |  Horror, Romance  |  11 June 1982 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Janet Julian ...
David Wallace ...
Eric Simmons
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Nick Simmons
Janit Baldwin ...
Carla Simmons
Joy Boushel ...
Donna Blake
Layne Coleman ...
Bert Defoe (as Lane Coleman)
Shay Garner ...
Ida Parsons
Page Fletcher ...
Tom Rice
John McFadyen ...
Ed Parsons
Garry Robbins ...
Ida's Son
Mary Sullivan ...
Teenage Ida
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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)  »

Also Known As:

A Ilha dos Cães  »

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CAD 2,000,000 (estimated)
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The shipwreck sequence was originally supposed to take place during a storm. The storm was changed to a fog bank because of the constraints of the low budget. 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

Tom Rice: [before raping Ida] You're going to feel something now, old maid. You're going to know what you've been missing.
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Connections

References Anthropophagus (1980) 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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Underrated slasher
4 March 2006 | by (Calgary, AB, Canada) – See all my reviews

I very much enjoyed Humongous. Yes, it's dark, yes, it's slow, but it's honest. The story is unlikely but plausible. The acting is sufficient to convey the story, and even good by Janet Julian. I immediately contrasted it with Last House on the Left... gritty and plausible, good stuff done by talented amateurs. It is best seen on a TV/monitor with the brightness turned way up.

It is easy to overlook slasher horror of that period due to production quality or unknown performers, but, the early 80s was a boom time with VHS/beta reaching market and semi-professional gear coming to market. With the advances came a greater variety of scripts and interpretation, tho perhaps without the backing of large studios or with less finesse. Don't be so shallow as to overlook them, for they seem to have had quite an influence on the diversity of fringe cinema today.

Give humongous a go if you're a fan of the genre.


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