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Director:
Writers:
Tom Holland (screen story and screenplay)
Edward Levy (novel)
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Release Date:
12 February 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He Was On The Verge Of Becoming A Man... Eater! See more »
Plot:
In the beginning of the movie you see a woman getting raped by a man-creature of some sort. The movie... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Come on! It's not all THAT bad... See more (64 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ronny Cox ... Eli MacCleary

Bibi Besch ... Caroline MacCleary
Paul Clemens ... Michael MacCleary

Don Gordon ... Judge Curwin

R.G. Armstrong ... Doc Schoonmaker
Katherine Moffat ... Amanda Platt (as Kitty Moffat)

L.Q. Jones ... Sheriff Pool
Logan Ramsey ... Edwin Curwin

John Dennis Johnston ... Horace Platt
Ron Soble ... Tom Laws

Luke Askew ... Dexter Ward

Meshach Taylor ... Deputy Herbert
Boyce Holleman ... Doc Odom
Natalie Nolan Howard ... Court Clerk
Malcolm McMillin ... Gas Station Attendant
Fred D. Meyer ... Workman

Directed by
Philippe Mora 
 
Writing credits
Tom Holland (screen story and screenplay)

Edward Levy (novel)

Produced by
Harvey Bernhard .... producer
Jack B. Bernstein .... executive producer
Ron Fury .... associate producer
Gabriel Katzka .... producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter 
 
Cinematography by
Jack L. Richards 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Brown 
David Garfield 
Bert Lovitt 
 
Casting by
Douglas Brindley 
 
Production Design by
David M. Haber 
 
Set Decoration by
Leonard A. Mazzola 
 
Makeup Department
Tom Hoerber .... makeup artist (as Thomas Hoerber)
Melanie Levitt .... makeup artist
Ann Wadlington .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jack B. Bernstein .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ron Fury .... assistant director
Mark Lyon .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Giovanni Casalenuovo .... stand-by painter
Fred Krajewski .... lead man
Art Lipschultz .... property master
Bobbie Jill Lucas .... swing gang
Bud Peifer Jr. .... assistant property master
James W. Shealy .... swing gang
 
Sound Department
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Nichols II .... sound recordist
Al Overton .... sound mixer (as Al Overton Sr.)
Barton Palmer .... sound technician
Charles Sherlock .... boom operator
Clive Smith .... supervising sound editor
Bill Varney .... sound re-recording mixer
Ray Quintana .... commentary re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Thomas R. Burman .... special effects (as Tom Burman)
Fred Cramer .... special effects foreman (as Fred J. Cramer)
James Cummins .... lab technician
Garry Elmendorf .... special effects (as Garry J. Elmendorf)
 
Stunts
Sorin Serene Pricopie .... stunt coordinator (as Sorin Pricopie)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kirk Bales .... dolly grip (as Kirk E. Bales)
Robert Bitzer .... grip
C.B. Carroll Jr. .... electrician
George H. Clarke .... grip
Gerrit Dangremond .... first assistant camera
Laurence Flynn .... best boy (as Laurence J. Flynn)
Charles Holmes .... gaffer (as Charles Holmes Jr.)
Jack Kennedy .... electrician (as Jack L. Kennedy)
George Kohut .... camera operator
James A. Pendleton .... second assistant camera (as James Pendleton)
Charles Saldana .... key grip
William Shealy .... electrician
Bruce D. Spellman .... second company grip
James Trawick Jr. .... electrician
Dean Williams .... still photographer (as Dean Earl Williams)
 
Casting Department
Douglas Brindley .... casting: Mississippi
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frances Harrison Hays .... costume supervisor
John Lemons .... costumer (as John K. Lemons)
 
Editorial Department
Beau Barthel .... assistant editor
Rick Sparr .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Armin Steiner .... music mixer
 
Transportation Department
John Brumby .... driver: creative mobile
Cliff Hill .... transportation captain
John Reade .... transportation coordinator (as John C. Reade)
 
Other crew
Charles Allen .... location manager
Kathryn Allen .... office secretary
Susan Chavez .... unit publicist
Betty Eastwood .... bookkeeper to producer
Jerry Fulton .... animal handler
Don Henry .... production accountant (as Donald Henry)
Barbara Hogan .... script supervisor (as Barbara A. Hogan)
Marie Melendez .... assistant to producer
Bonne Radford .... assistant production accountant
J.J. Read III .... assistant location manager
Florian Schereck .... post-production auditor
Anita Terrian .... production coordinator
Joe Ann Thurman .... craft service
Marlene Williams .... producer secretary
 

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98 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 (video rating) | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18
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Trivia:
Paul Clemens (Michael) has described the scene in the kitchen with Logan Ramsey (Edwin) as the most difficult scene to film in his entire career. Ramsey kept going off script and Clemens found it practically impossible not to laugh at his various ad-libs.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Michael wakes up in the hospital after his nightmare (0:13:33), the life signs monitor next to his head is flat-lined, as though it's not hooked up, but an intermittent beep can still be heard.See more »
Quotes:
Eli MacCleary:Sustaining. Chance. I don't want my son sustained and I don't want any chances. I want him cured.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Within the Beast Within (2014)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Come on! It's not all THAT bad..., 7 November 2003
Author: leathaface from Washington DC

This movie isn't really all that bad. For one thing, it was released by MGM, who brought you such classics as The Wizard of Oz, probably the most popular American movie. But this movie isn't all that good, either. It's about a woman who gets raped by an alien, and the baby's life form there after. He has a normal life until he turns 18, when he develops a horrible anger problem and a taste for human flesh. At the end he transforms into a weird, Toxic-Avenger-looking monster, and rapes another woman. Then he dies. The end. The movie isn't really as gory some of the people here describe it as. There are a few stabbing-type killings, nothing too graphic. The highlight of the movie, and the most interesting part, is the transformation scene at the end. This is the most bizarre thing I've probably ever seen on any horror movie, it rivals the weird transformation in Altered States or the surgically-created freaks on the sequel to Re-Animator. I guess it's as realistic as they could get in 1982, but it's still laughably fake. It kind of reminds me of the hilarious face-ripping scene on Poltergeist, but you can tell that a lot of effort was put into it, (more than the rest of the movie anyway) unrealistic or not. For example, the kid looks completely normal (other than skin discoloration) while he's sitting up in the hospital bed making grunting noises, then it shows a woman scream off camera, then shows a ridiculosly exaggerated latex sculpture of his face with a giant green tongue lolling around eyes that looklike rolling, painted pingpong balls moving loosely in their sockets. Then there's some nifty bladder effects on his face, the likes of which can be seen on the movie Brain Damage. Again, the camera pans away again, then back to his head, now inflating like a balloon and looking kind of like a fetal cat's face. Then his face gets gradually smaller and back to guy-with-makeup-on-looking. Then he gets TOTALLY p-o'ed and goes on a rampage. So, this movie isn't a masterpiece, but watch it under the influence and it's not so bad. You'll definitely enjoy the ending more.

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