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Parasite (1982)

Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion, Patricia Welles, must find a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, ... See full summary »

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Robert Glaudini ...
Dr. Paul Dean
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Ricus
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Collins
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Zeke
Scott Thomson ...
Chris
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Dana
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Miss Elizabeth Daley
James Cavan ...
Buddy
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Bo (as Joannelle Nadine Romero)
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Arn
Natalie May ...
Shell
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Captive Girl
Joel Miller ...
Town Punk
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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 a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, 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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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,000,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Demi Moore met first husband-to-be Freddy Moore on this shoot. 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 Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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A sub-par B-movie with one or two high points
15 July 2001 | by (Washington DC suburbs) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in the theater and still have the funny little 3-D glasses with the creature's face printed on them that came with the movie. Maybe that gives me a soft spot for the film, which was totally forgettable in almost every other way. I have written in my 1982 notes to avoid the 3-D version unless you like double vision - so maybe those stupid glasses weren't very good. Poor editing made the movie a bit hard to follow - not that it really has anything worth following, though. The most notable thing about the film is the queasy feeling that you got from the monsters, which gave me the creeps in the same way that I get when I see leaches. I suppose that means that the movie did at least something right. I rated it a "5".


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