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 »


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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?


Demi Moore met first husband-to-be Freddy Moore on this shoot. 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 Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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An 80's farce of the future!
30 August 2015 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

The future, only time will tell what could happen then. Well, the USA has become a total wasteland, and the government is making the biggest cover up in its whole life. Of course, the government is not running the show, it is run by an organization called the Merchants. One doctor(Robert Glaudini), creates an organism that is capable of doing exactly harm to the degeneration populace. He infects himself on purpose so he could study further, and then destroy it. He runs afoul of hooligans and a pursuer name Wolf(James Davidson), who works for the Merchants. After the hooligans steal the canister, thinking it's vital, they were in for the shock of their lives. Now it's up to the doctor, a lemon farmer(Demi Moore, in her debut) and a shop owner to take charge of the menace that is threatening the town. "Parasite" was a 3D put on. And it was most likely to be a teaser of a film. Plenty of action, and plenty of cheese. Most likely make you want to take better care of your health and life. It's not for germaphobes. 2 out of 5 stars.

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