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Release Date:
11 June 1982 (USA) See more »
It's loose... It's angry... And it's getting hungry! See more »
Woman is raped at cocktail party. Years later, her son grows up to be a big hairy murderous monster... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Quite interesting if rather bloodless little slasher See more (50 total) »


  (in credits order)
Janet Julian ... Sandy Ralston

David Wallace ... Eric Simmons
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 .... sound 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 .... sound 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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Garry Robbins, who plays the disfigured killer, was driven to the set in full monster make-up.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 3 people found the following review useful.
Quite interesting if rather bloodless little slasher, 19 November 2006
Author: DrLenera from UK

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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