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11 June 1982 (USA) See more »
It's loose... It's angry... And it's getting hungry! See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Janet Julian ... Sandy Ralston

David Wysocki ... Eric Simmons (as David Wallace)

John Wildman ... 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

Directed by
Paul Lynch 
Writing credits
William Gray (screenplay)

Produced by
Anthony Kramreither .... producer
Michael Stevenson .... executive producer (as Michael M. Stevenson)
Original Music by
John Mills-Cockell  (as John Mills Cockell)
Cinematography by
Brian R.R. Hebb 
Film Editing by
Nick Rotundo 
Casting by
Lucinda Sill 
Art Direction by
Barbara Dunphy 
Carol Spier 
Makeup Department
Thomas Booth .... hair stylist (as Tom Booth)
Brenda Kirk .... special makeup effects artist
Karl Klinck .... assistant hair stylist
Lee Lanham .... assistant makeup artist
Louise Mignault .... makeup artist
Maureen Sweeney .... special makeup effects artist: humongous head (as Maureen Sweeney Donati)
Production Management
Nicholas J. Gray .... production manager (as Nick J. Gray)
Gwen Iveson .... supervising production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David McLeod .... second assistant director (as David MacLeod)
Bruce Moriarty .... second assistant director (as Bruce Moriarty)
Ray Sager .... assistant director
Art Department
John Board .... property master
Daniel R. Bradette .... assistant art director (as Daniel Bradette)
Inger Ellersen .... assistant set dresser
Christine MacLean .... set dresser (as Chris MacLean)
Tom Reid .... assistant props
Jim Taylor .... carpenter
Hugh Walker .... head carpenter
Robert White .... carpenter
William J. White .... construction coordinator
Lucinda Zak .... scenic artist (as Lucinda Zac)
Franc Reyes .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Elius Caruso .... re-recording mixer
Jack Heeren .... post sync dialogue
Gerry King .... sound recordist (as Gerald King)
Carol McBride .... boom operator
Peter McBurnie .... post sync effects
Marta Nielsen .... assistant sound editor
Nick Rotundo .... sound editor
Peter Thillaye .... sound editor
Tony van den Akker .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Martin Malivoire .... special effects
Gordon J. Smith .... special effects (as Gordon Smith)
Danielle Fleury .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
David Neil Trifunovich .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Sandy Webb .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Binnington .... second assistant camera (as Andy Binnington)
Daniel Hainey .... electrician (as Dan Hainey)
Bill Heintz .... key grip
John Herzog .... lighting director
Ron Hewitt .... clapper loader
Hugh McLean .... electrician
David Pamplin .... first grip
John Phillips .... still photographer
John Phillips .... title photographer
Joe Sutherland .... best boy
David Towers .... first assistant camera
Reynald Trudel .... second grip (as Reynald Trudell)
John Wilson .... generator operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne Armit .... wardrobe assistant (as Ann Armit)
Barbara Blake .... wardrobe assistant
Granada Venné .... wardrobe mistress (as Granada Venne)
Music Department
Bob Federer .... music engineer
Transportation Department
Rick Parker .... transportation captain
Richard Quinlan .... driver (as Rick Quinlan)
Chris Terry .... driver
Other crew
Tannis C. Baker .... continuity (as Tannis Baker)
Roman Buchok .... production assistant
Dennis Chapman .... production assistant
Marc Conway .... animal trainer
Edwina Follows .... trainee
Angela Gruenthal .... production coordinator
Robert Hannah .... permit coordinator (as R.L. 'Bobby' Hannah)
Travor Haws .... assistant to producer (as Trevor Haws)
Paul Lynch .... title designer
Michael MacDonald .... unit location manager
Marr Morgan .... production accountant
Mary Sullivan .... trainee

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Also Known As:
"Dog Island" - Belgium (English title) (video title)
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94 min | USA:97 min
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Writer William Gray got the idea for having Joy Boushel put the blueberries in her blouse from his girlfriend.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
"Humongous" disappointment (Directors don't yell "LIGHTS!!" for nothing, ya know!), 21 August 2005
Author: IMDBLover_15057 from United States

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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