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Parasite (1982)

R  |   |  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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Complete credited cast:
Robert Glaudini ...
Dr. Paul Dean
James Davidson ...
Wolf the Merchant
Al Fann ...
Tom Villard ...
Scott Thomson ...
Miss Elizabeth Daley
James Cavan ...
Bo (as Joannelle Nadine Romero)
Natalie May ...
Cheryl Smith ...
Captive Girl
Joel Miller ...
Town Punk


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 <>

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


Horror | Sci-Fi


R | See all certifications »




Release Date:

12 March 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Parasite 3D  »

Box Office


$800,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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The gas filling station that Paul stops for fuel is owned by the fictitious XYREX Corporation that he is running from. According to the sign post, the prices for the various fuels (in this 1992 post-nuclear world) cost $29.98 per-gallon for GasOil (diesel), $35.65 per-gallon for liquid methane, and $40.57 per-gallon for unleaded gasoline. He pays $105 for his fuel in silver coins. The Merchant who stops later at the station pays an unknown amount by a platinum credit card for methane which his car runs on. See more »


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 »


Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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One of the better Charles Band movies.
3 March 2005 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

oh yes! This great piece of cinema history was original shot in 3D. Cinema photographer Mac Ahlberg did a absolutely wonderful job on it. This was the first picture he and Charles Band worked on together. The hole mood and felling of the film is very dark and sinister. Then I watched this movie for the first time about 10 years ago, It really gave me goosebumps. I own the Laserdisc edition of the film and as the viewer you get the sort of fell that you are watching it in 3D. you don't need the glasses to see it, so I would say that it is properly not in true 3D. I know it is out on two DVD editions, one In true glorious 3D, if you like these 1980 Horror films? you would what to get a bag of popcorn and check this great film out. Injoy.

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