MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,822 this week

The Being (1983)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  18 November 1983 (USA)
3.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.4/10 from 705 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 29 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 14 Jul 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 10 Jan 2012
 
a list of 955 titles
created 12 Mar 2012
 
a list of 327 titles
created 29 Apr 2012
 
a list of 4244 titles
created 19 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "The Being" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Being (1983)

The Being (1983) on IMDb 3.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Being.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cop Killers (1973)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two hippies on their way to a cocaine deal get stopped by the police at a roadblock, resulting in a shootout where they kill the cops. They then go on a crime spree of robbery and murder.

Director: Walter R. Cichy
Stars: Jason Williams, Bill Osco, Diane Keller
The Boogens (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The "Boogens" are scaly monsters that look somewhat like giant turtles with lots of sharp, nasty teeth. They are released from an abandoned, boarded-up silver mine in Colorado and proceed ... See full summary »

Director: James L. Conway
Stars: Rebecca Balding, Fred McCarren, Anne-Marie Martin
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An alien creature stalks human prey.

Director: Greydon Clark
Stars: Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Tarah Nutter
Gross Out (1990)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

A wealthy but deeply warped woman offers her three adult children the opportunity to inherit her entire $28 million fortune if they can produce a movie so vile and disgusting that it actually makes her vomit.

Director: Bill Osco
Stars: Frank Fears, Diane M. Nelson, Spike Li
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Alien creatures invade a small town and a group of four teenagers, plus one little boy, try to escape from them.

Director: Douglas McKeown
Stars: Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco, Richard Lee Porter
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

It's the post-apocalypse, and the world has been changed by "the accident," a chemical warfare experiment gone awry. At an isolated subterranean complex, a group of people survives because ... See full summary »

Director: Thierry Notz
Stars: Andrew Stevens, Starr Andreeff, George Kennedy
Plankton (Video 1994)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Five teenagers embark on a boating trip off the coast of Florida. The teens get hopelessly lost at sea after they get caught in a fierce storm. Fortunately, the quintet stumble across an ... See full summary »

Director: Massimiliano Cerchi
Stars: Clay Rogers, Michael Bon, Sharon Twomey
Sweet Revenge (1987)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Nancy Allen plays an investigative news reporter Jillian Gray, who, along with her daughter is kidnapped by white slave king Cicero, after getting too close with her investigation. Now that... See full summary »

Director: Mark Sobel
Stars: Nancy Allen, Ted Shackelford, Martin Landau
Alien Zone (1978)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A man who is having an affair with a married woman is dropped off on the wrong street when going back to his hotel. He takes refuge out of the rain when an old man invites him in. He turns ... See full summary »

Director: Sharron Miller
Stars: John Ericson, Ivor Francis, Judith Novgrod
The Outing (1987)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An ancient genie is released from a lamp when thieves ransack an old woman's house. They are killed and the lamp is moved to a museum to be studied. The curator's daughter is soon possessed... See full summary »

Director: Tom Daley
Stars: Deborah Winters, James Huston, Andra St. Ivanyi
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

10 college students go camping, when they get there, they tell scary stories to each other.

Director: James L. Wilson
Stars: Matt Borel, Gil Glasgow, Patrick Byers
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A young girl attends her high school reunion, but when it's discovered she is still a virgin, she is taken prisoner and planned to be used as a sacrifice in a Druid ceremony for the spring equinox.

Director: Michael J. Murphy
Stars: Becky Simpson, Joseph Sheahan, Colin Efford
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Garson Jones
...
Laurie
Bill Osco ...
Mortimer Lutz (as Rexx Coltrane)
...
Mayor Gordon Lane (as Jose Ferrer)
...
Marge Smith
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The ultimate terror has taken form

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 November 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Easter Sunday  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Garson Jones: Dumping toxic waste into the aquaduct does not, and will not, affect the water supply for this town.
Detective Mortimer Lutz: [watching Garson on the TV] Yeah, right. Pretty soon we'll all be glowing in the dark along with that fool.
See more »

Connections

References The Silent Scream (1979) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not THAT terrible.

I actually enjoyed "The Being" for the most part. Obviously it's awful but isn't that the point? The basic plot is a small town in Idaho is victimized by a big, blubbering, wet and greasy, reddish-pink blob with one eye. He kills people at random and a determined detective is going to get to the bottom of it. Martin Landau plays a 'scientist' who is heading up a toxic waste dump research project who tries at first to stand in the detective's way, but then conceded that 'yes in fact, there is a problem in Pottsville...' Along the way we meet some awful actors and actresses and we are treated to many cheeseball performances and some lame killings. We get a nice view of the monster in the end and it actually is a little creepy. One thing we can say about this flick is that it is never really boring, no; it moves along pretty quickly with a decent amount of action.

All in all, I've seen worse, but I've definitely seen better within the genre. The genre of whence I speak being 80's drive-in trash, I mean what do you want?

5 out of 10, kids.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I actually worked on this movie! lhartmanjr
Fun movie, in a Plan 9 sorta way! Woofin-1
Johnny Dark aic34
Singer at Ruth Buzzi's party? lauriescreams
Go idaho! squidmodem
What was in the bed? askmonroville
Discuss The Being (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?