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Demon of Paradise (1987)

R | | Horror, Thriller | 1987 (USA)
Hunters become the hunted when illegal dynamite disturbs the ageold slumber of a carnivorous lizardman. Resort owner Angela, joins forces with Sheriff Keefer to save tourists from the ... See full summary »

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Kathryn Witt ...
Annie
William Steis ...
Keefer
Laura Banks ...
Cahill
Frederick Bailey ...
Ike
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Gabby (as Leslie Huntly)
Henry Strzalkowski ...
Shelton
Nick Nicholson ...
Langley
Liza Baumann ...
Luisa
Paul Holmes ...
Ted
Joe Mari Avellana ...
Blue
David Light ...
Snake
Ronnie Patterson ...
Guy #1
David Anderson ...
Guy #2
Hero Bautista ...
Koby
Ramon D'Salva ...
Father
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Hunters become the hunted when illegal dynamite disturbs the ageold slumber of a carnivorous lizardman. Resort owner Angela, joins forces with Sheriff Keefer to save tourists from the beast's path of death. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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It waits underwater...to skin you alive!

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BORR-RING
11 April 2004 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

Someone wakes me up when something starts happening. Other

than Kathryn Witt's form fitting 80's jeans I see no reason to bother

with this stinker. Seems to have been fashioned as an excuse to

shoot a bunch of footage with one of those helicopter engine

pontoon swamp boats & discussion scenes at a Hawaiian tourist

resort during an off-season winter lull. I also love how the

hero/heroine are thrown out of the resort one scene & the next

they go back to have a drink. THEN they get thrown out again, and

are back four scenes later since that was the best set they had.

I love low budget horror trash as much as anyone else, but

something ought to happen every once in a while, and if you are

going to have an attractive woman play a herpatologist in a horror

film she had better be seen at least topless & getting far more out

of her career than she bargained on, or you have blown it.

As for the monster suit, heh, I thought it was kind of fun to see

someone not even bother to make something that looked "realistic" -- Kind of like Lamberto Bava's MONSTER SHARK, but

without any point to it & lacking that movie's ridiculous

entertainment value.

Best line: "It takes two to mate." [Flushing sound]


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