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The Being (1983)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  18 November 1983 (USA)
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Toxic waste dumping in a small Idaho town turns a young boy into horrible mutant monster. The town's police chief and a government scientist team up to stop the monster, which is quickly ... See full summary »

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Garson Jones
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Laurie
Bill Osco ...
Mortimer Lutz (as Rexx Coltrane)
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Mayor Gordon Lane (as Jose Ferrer)
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Marge Smith
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Virginia Lane
Murray Langston ...
Arn
Kinky Friedman ...
Willis
Johnny Dark ...
John
Kent Perkins ...
Officer Dudley
Ellen Blake ...
Jenny
Roxanne Cybelle ...
Suzie (as Roxanne Cybelle Osco)
Jerry Maren ...
Monster (as Jerry Marin)
Eric Helland ...
Doper #1
Bill Rawlinson ...
Doper #2
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Toxic waste dumping in a small Idaho town turns a young boy into horrible mutant monster. The town's police chief and a government scientist team up to stop the monster, which is quickly killing off the town's citizenry. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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The ultimate terror has taken form

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18 November 1983 (USA)  »

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Easter Sunday  »

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This film was made in 1980 as "Easter Sunday," but sat on the shelf for three years and finally received a brief theatrical release as "The Being." See more »

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In the first scene where the creature is chasing the boy it starts off in broad daylight, but when he reaches the junkyard and steals a car it is night time. See more »

Quotes

Laurie: But if this thing is actually killing people, then why is the mayor trying to keep it quiet?
Detective Mortimer Lutz: Potatoes
Laurie: Potatoes?
Detective Mortimer Lutz: Around here that means big money.
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I felt stupid just BEING there watching this movie.
1 April 1999 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

Hmmm....well, I was surfing around an internet video store, and I came across "The Being." After reading it's description, I thought this movie would be pretty good, and also full of gore, so I bought the factory sealed tape. Boy, was that a stupid move!!! This had to be without a shadow of a doubt one of the most ridiculous and unbelievably dumbest horror movies I think I've ever seen in my entire life! The film is about some stupid monster that lurks within a toxic disposal dump, tearing off the heads of its victims. Now you see, that little description makes you think that there's going to be lots of violence and gore, but there's not. The movie was neither gory nor violent. This movie just plain sucked. The whole scenery was dark, and this film was not only annoying, but the background music was irritating as well. I would assume that this was an ultimately lame attempt for a scary movie, but jeez, does it fall flat! And these comments are based on the UNRATED print, so I can't even begin to imagine what the edited R-rated version is like. The bottom line: if you ever see this flick sitting in the horror shelf of your local video store, rated-R or UNRATED, do me a favor, pick it up and hide it behind a bunch of other videos, because this movie is a disgrace to all horror movies in existence. Beavis and Butthead couldn't say it any better, "this sucks!" UnratedX


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