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Release Date:
12 March 1982 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Once it gets inside you, it will do anything to get out! See more »
Plot:
Paul Dean has created a deadly parasite that is now attached to his stomach. He and his female companion... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Robert Glaudini ... Dr. Paul Dean

Demi Moore ... Patricia Welles

Luca Bercovici ... Ricus
James Davidson ... Wolf the Merchant
Al Fann ... Collins
Tom Villard ... Zeke

Scott Thomson ... Chris

Cherie Currie ... Dana

Vivian Blaine ... Miss Elizabeth Daley
James Cavan ... Buddy
Joannelle Nadine Romero ... Bo

Freddy Moore ... Arn
Natalie May ... Shell
Cheryl Smith ... Captive Girl
Joel Miller ... Town Punk
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Directed by
Charles Band 
 
Writing credits
Alan J. Adler  &
Michael Shoob  &
Frank Levering 

Produced by
Charles Band .... producer
Richard Marcus .... associate producer
Michael Wolf .... associate producer
Irwin Yablans .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Band 
 
Cinematography by
Mac Ahlberg 
 
Film Editing by
Brad Arensman 
 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
 
Art Direction by
Pamela B. Warner 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Howland  (as Robert L. Howland)
K.C. Scheibel  (as Karen C. Scheibel)
 
Costume Design by
Lesley Neufeld  (as Lesley Lynn Nicholson)
 
Makeup Department
Karen Kubeck .... makeup artist
Peter Tothpal .... hair stylist
Allan A. Apone .... special makeup effects (uncredited)
 
Production Management
J. Larry Carroll .... production supervisor
Charles Newirth .... unit production manager (as Charles J. Newirth)
Joseph Wolf .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Betsy Magruder .... second assistant director
Peter Manoogian .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Marcus Drury .... assistant set decorator
Deborah Harris .... assistant set decorator
Robert Howland .... property master (as Robert L. Howland)
K.C. Scheibel .... assistant art director (as Karen C. Scheibel)
Brian Hanish .... props: biocanister (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Don Cahn .... sound re-recording mixer (as Don Kahn)
Warren Chadwick .... looping editor
Jim Cook .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Hanes .... boom operator
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bob Harmon)
Robert Jansen .... assistant sound editor
Richard Raderman .... supervising sound editor
Wendi Jill Raderman .... assistant sound editor
Allan Schultz .... sound editor (as Alan Schultz)
James Thornton .... sound mixer (as James Thorton)
 
Special Effects by
Lance Anderson .... designer & creator: parasite effects
Richard Davison .... parasite effects assistant
Roger George .... pyrotechnician
James Kagel .... designer & creator: parasite effects
Francisco X. Pérez .... parasite effects assistant (as Francis X. Carriosa)
Douy Swofford .... special effects prop designer
Michiko Tagawa .... parasite effects assistant
Alan Taylor .... parasite effects assistant
Douglas J. White .... special effects (as Doug White)
Stan Winston .... designer & creator: parasite effects
 
Stunts
Steven Chambers .... stunts (as Steven D. Chambers)
Steve M. Davison .... stunts
Gene Hartline .... stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts
Hugh Hooker .... stunts (as Hugh M. Hooker)
Chris Howell .... stunts
Rick Seaman .... stunts (as Richard D. Seaman)
Harry Wowchuk .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Buckley .... best boy electric
Alan Caso .... electrician
Tony Cunha .... still photographer (as Anthony Cunha)
Warren Burke Gerrard .... electrician (as 'Burke')
Richard Groetchen .... gaffer (as Richard H. Groetchen)
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... best boy grip (as Dwight J. La Vers)
Ron McCausland .... key grip (as Ronald J. McCausland)
Woody Perkins .... grip (as Haywood Perkins)
David Smith .... first assistant camera
Michael Wilson .... second assistant camera
Terry Wimmer .... grip (as Terrance Paul Wimmer)
 
Editorial Department
Julie Ahlberg .... post-production coordinator (as Julie Bilson)
Susan Dudeck .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Richard Band .... conductor
Donald W. Ernst .... music editor (as Don Ernst)
Don Perry .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Roger Mattmuller .... technician: cinemobile
 
Other crew
Alan J. Adler .... production associate
Bennah Burton-Burtt .... assistant to producer (as Bennah Burton)
Chris J. Condon .... additional 3-D consultant
Chris J. Condon .... stereovision 3-D camera & optics designer
Susan Deutsch .... production assistant
Debra Dion .... production coordinator
Gabriel Elias .... production assistant
Richard Fezzey .... production assistant
Veronica Flynn .... script supervisor
Eric A. Holst .... production assistant (as Eric Holst)
Susan Jeter .... production assistant
Shirley Johnson .... production assistant
Michael Lacoe .... production assistant
Randall Larsen .... 3-D consultant
Steven Logan .... production assistant
Ricardo Méndez Matta .... craft service (as Ricardo Mendez)
Amy Rabins .... production executive
John Rhode .... location manager
Barbara Slifka .... production secretary (as Barbara J. Slifka)
Lisa Zeigler .... craft service (as Lisa D. Ziegler)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Parasite 3D" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
85 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Demi Moore met first husband-to-be Freddy Moore on this shoot.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Where is the fun?, 18 December 2010
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

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

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