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The Deadly Spawn (1983)

 -  Sci-Fi | Horror  -  22 April 1983 (USA)
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Alien creatures invade a small town and a group of four teenagers, plus one little boy, try to escape from them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles George Hildebrandt ...
Charles
Tom DeFranco ...
Pete
Richard Lee Porter ...
Frankie
Jean Tafler ...
Ellen
Karen Tighe ...
Kathy
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Sam (as James Brewster)
Elissa Neil ...
Barb
Ethel Michelson ...
Aunt Millie
John Schmerling ...
Uncle Herb
Judith Mayes ...
Bunny
Andrew Michaels ...
Camper #1
John Arndt ...
Camper #2
Diane Stevens ...
Nibbs
Darlene Kenley ...
Hilde
Madeline Charanis ...
Ju Ju
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Storyline

Two campers in the New Jersey woods have their outdoor fun interrupted by the arrival of a meteorite crashing nearby. They go to investigate the crater, but are suddenly attacked and devoured by alien parasites who have hitched a ride to Earth. After finishing off the campers, the hungry space monsters head for a nearby town, where they make their domain in the basement of an old house soon begin polishing off one hapless inhabitant after another. Four young teenagers, plus one pre-teen boy, try to find a way to stop the angry space monsters before they reproduce and literally eat humanity. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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They're here and they're hungry. See more »

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Sci-Fi | Horror

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22 April 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return of the Alien's Deadly Spawn  »

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$25,000 (estimated)
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This film was almost picked up for theatrical release by Paramount. See more »

Goofs

At the very beginning of the movie when it shows the meteor hitting the earth it is clearly daytime, yet when the campers leave their tent to investigate, it's dark. See more »

Quotes

[after being attacked by an enormous alien mouth]
Kathy: What... the FUCK was THAT?
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Crazy Credits

As soon as the end credits finish, the words "Don't try it, Gary" appear. See more »

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References It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) See more »

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A gory gem straight from the heart.
26 February 2004 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I'll keep it short and sweet. If you like your horror with a big fat daddy budget, this ain't for you. there's no CGI, There's no a-grade actors, there's no intense orchestral score by Danny Elfman. So, now, for the rest of you that are left - this movie is great. It has the same elements that made Peter Jacksons "Braindead" and "Bad Taste" so good, heart. the people who made this film obviously loved what they where doing and managed to pull off some great special effects and gore whilst doing so. i wish this film had another equally low-budget follow-up because the creatures are really great and after watching it you can almost smell all those 80's creature features looming round the corner. I would be very shocked if the people who made critters hadn't watched this first. So i recommend this anyone who likes mad little flesh eating beasties and lots and lots (and i do mean lots) of gore.


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