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Parasite (1982)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  12 March 1982 (USA)
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Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find away to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Glaudini ...
Dr. Paul Dean
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Ricus
James Davidson ...
Wolf the Merchant
Al Fann ...
Collins
Tom Villard ...
Zeke
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Chris
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Dana
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Miss Elizabeth Daley
James Cavan ...
Buddy
Joannelle Nadine Romero ...
Bo
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Arn
Natalie May ...
Shell
Cheryl Smith ...
Captive Girl
Joel Miller ...
Town Punk
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Storyline

Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find away to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus and his rednecks and an evil government agent named Merchant. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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The first futuristic monster movie in 3-D. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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12 March 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Parasite 3D  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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Originally shown in 3D. See more »

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When the first gang member gets infected by the parasite, they refer to it several times as 'that thing on his arm' despite the fact that it is on his chest. See more »

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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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G.I. Jane's indecent 80's movie-proposal...
23 July 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Totally dud and irritating early 80's monster crap that righteously would be forgotten already, if it weren't for the fact that superstar Demi Moore experienced her very first leading role here. It's often interesting to find out about the tiny low-budget productions that introduced big stars to the movie industry, but this thing is a catastrophe and it's actually a miracle that Demi Moore ever made it to the top if you see her painfully bad & amateurish performance in "Parasite". She's not just bad, she really sucks and her only consolation is that everyone and everything else sucked, too! The script is boring and filled with annoying clichés, Charles Band completely forgot to add suspense and the contemporary very popular 3-D special effects are truly childish. The events in "Parasite" supposedly take place after a nation-wide disaster, and I usually LOVE that, but director Band completely fails to illustrate an eerie apocalyptic ambiance. The populations in towns has decreased to less than 50 and you have to pay a fortune for a fresh piece of fruit, but there are no other things that indicate we're in a hopeless future. The sole scientist Paul Dean, with a parasite monster developing in his stomach, flees to a godforsaken desert town to work on a cure. There's a cruel government agent following him, and even the local imbeciles don't leave him in peace, as they steal his equipment and infect themselves with flesh-eating parasites. Those idiots! I'd like to name one (just ONE) amusing sequence or ingenious element to be not entirely negative, but I really can't think of anything. Even Stan Winston's creature designs are lousy. Skip it, people.


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