MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,704 this week

Parasite (1982)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  12 March 1982 (USA)
3.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.3/10 from 1,268 users  
Reviews: 28 user | 25 critic

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 »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 18 Jul 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 09 Jul 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Parasite" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Parasite (1982)

Parasite (1982) on IMDb 3.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Parasite.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Parasite (2004)
Horror | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

An abandoned oil rig in the middle of the North Sea. Dr. Christine Hansen is charged with the task of testing an experimental cleaning fluid which could revolutionize the oil industry. ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Prendergast
Stars: Gary Condes, Saskia Gould, Conrad Whitaker
Creepozoids (1987)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A group of survivors try to avoid the battles of World War III, when they try to escape to the quiet lands, they encounter something much more deadly.

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Linnea Quigley, Ken Abraham, Michael Aranda
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The 16 years old amateur photographer Charles accidentally takes a photo of Laura - and falls in love with her, when he develops the picture. He finds out that she works as singer in a bar,... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Schatzberg
Stars: Jon Cryer, Demi Moore, George Wendt
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An 'Airplane'-style spoof of hospital soap operas: a brilliant young trainee can't stand the sight of blood; a doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet; ... See full summary »

Director: Garry Marshall
Stars: Michael McKean, Sean Young, Gary Friedkin
Ragewar (1984)
Sci-Fi | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A demonic wizard challenges a modern-day computer programmer to a battle of technology vs. sorcery, with the programmer's girlfriend as the prize.

Directors: David Allen, Charles Band, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Jeffrey Byron, Richard Moll, Leslie Wing
Adventure | Sci-Fi | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A seeker named Dogen rescues Dhyana after her father is murdered by the evil Jared-Syn. To avenge her father's death, Dogen must find Jared-Syn's hideout in the mysterious "Lost City", but ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Band
Stars: Jeffrey Byron, Michael Preston, Tim Thomerson
Troll (1986)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A wicked troll king in search of a mystical ring that will return him to his human form invades a San Francisco apartment complex where a powerful witch lives.

Director: John Carl Buechler
Stars: Michael Moriarty, Shelley Hack, Noah Hathaway
Wisdom (1986)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.

Director: Emilio Estevez
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, Tom Skerritt
The Alchemist (1983)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A man seeks revenge on an evil magician who placed a curse on him.

Director: Charles Band
Stars: Robert Ginty, Lucinda Dooling, John Sanderford
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A few years ago, a mysterious serial-killer caused panic on Crippen High School. The killer was never caught. A movie company, Cosmic Pictures, has decided to make a feature movie about ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Froehlich
Stars: Lori Lethin, Brendan Hughes, Alex Rocco
Parasitic (2012)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

A group of friends become trapped inside a nightclub with an unseen terror. Unable to escape, one at a time they fall victim to the ravenous, bloodthirsty beast.

Director: Tim Martin
Stars: Julie Anne, Camille Balsamo, Amanda Beck
Bedrooms (TV Movie 1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Tales of love and marriage are spun in four short adult comedy stories.

Directors: Joseph Bologna, Renée Taylor
Stars: Joseph Bologna, Jane Curtin, Rudy De Luca
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 March 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Parasite 3D  »

Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Demi Moore met first husband-to-be Freddy Moore on this shoot. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film, when the power goes out, James Davidson says 'there's a generator out back', yet when he goes to start it he goes to the basement. See more »

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Where is the fun?
18 December 2010 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Problem with this movie is that it's being a quite boring one to watch. It picks a totally serious approach, while the story is just far from interesting or well written. There is hardly anything spectacular happening in it and as a science-fiction/horror or post-apocalyptic movie, it's a severely lacking one.

It's funny how this movie is supposed to be a post-apocalyptic movie. Once the movie starts off there is nothing to indicate that this movie is supposed to be set in a near future, in which the entire world has supposedly gone to waste, due to some kind of atomic war, presumably. But the movie simply looks like an 1982 movie set in 1982. There are only some lasers featured in it, to indicate that this movie is not being set at present time.

But to be frank, there are far more movies like that out there, that are still not being half as bad as this one though. Problem really is that this movie takes itself far too serious and tries to be more of a realistic movie, though the story has absolutely nothing clever or original in it to justify this approach. The movie really doesn't work out too well because of this. It instead makes this movie work out as a boring one, also since it doesn't have any redeeming characters or some fun or good tense horror-like moments in it.

It's actually quite amazing how bland and totally uninteresting the movie its story is, while its concept itself doesn't sound that bad at all. Seriously, this is all they could come up with? I'm surprised that a person green-lighted this project at the first place.

The characters absolutely don't work out at all, also due to its poorly and unimaginative written story. The actors also come across as bad ones because of this, since the movie features some real poor dialog as well. Doubtful that this is a movie Demi Moore is still very proud off. This movie was one of the very first ones she ever appeared in and to be honest, she was absolutely horrible in this, which is, as I said, more due to the writing and perhaps directing as well, than her actual acting skills.

But to name a good thing about this movie; it has some quite confusing looking effects and special effects make-up. No big surprise though, once you see that Stan Winston's name is attached to this.

This movie is too much of a bore and there is no reason to recommend it to anyone.

4/10

http://bobafett1138.blogspot.com/


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I guess there was never a 3D Wizard VHS? johnrhand-1
Is the DVD the 3-D version? cantthinkofname
Is this the same movie??? bellybutton1221@yahoo.com
Reviewed at The Cut Up TheCutUp
Parasite playing in 3D in Cleveland! mamaedie-2
Price of gasoline and fuel in this film mep1019
Discuss Parasite (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?