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 a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, ... 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 a way to destroy it while also trying to avoid Ricus, 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


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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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Did You Know?


A sequel was planned but never materialized due to the collapse of Embassy Pictures. Robert Glaudini was set to return. See more »


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 »


Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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Biological Paranoia Film Predictions: Monster Germs 3d
12 October 2001 | by (Land of Lincoln) – See all my reviews

I've just bought the DVD for "Parasite". The widescreen DVD is totally superior to the old vhs rental copies, and the fun of this awesome 80s prediction film only gets better with age. The debut of Demi Moore isn't even nearly as interesting as the campy story of a scientist meeting a bunch of strange early eighties punk bikers (who have to be the stupidest gang I've ever seen)and unleash a big wormy looking monster with teeth. The story is fun and scary at the same time. The world was going to come to and end in '92, well that was '83 thinking anyway. There's no end to the fury of bad films you love being promoted to DVD. This one of them.

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