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The Johnsons (1992)

De Johnsons (original title)
According to an ancient Indian tale a giant monster embryo residing in a crystal vase is predetermined to fertilize a blue-eyed woman. She will give birth to something evil to unleash ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Monique van de Ven ...
Victoria Lucas
Esmée de la Bretonière ...
Emalee Lucas (as Esmee de la Bretonière)
Kenneth Herdigein ...
Professor Keller
Rik van Uffelen ...
De Graaf
Otto Sterman ...
Vader Keller
Olga Zuiderhoek ...
Elise Hoomans ...
Dr. Goldman
Nelly Frijda ...
Tante van Peter
Miguel Stigter ...
Johnson 1, Bossie
Diederik van Nederveen ...
Johnson 2, Dakkie
Erik van Wilsum ...
Johnson 3, Tellie
Marcel Colin ...
Johnson 4, Droppie
Nathan Moll ...
Johnson 5, Kniffie
Jan-Mark Wams ...
Johnson 6, Koppie
Michel Bonset ...
Johnson 7, Kurkie


According to an ancient Indian tale a giant monster embryo residing in a crystal vase is predetermined to fertilize a blue-eyed woman. She will give birth to something evil to unleash horror and destruction upon human kind. Ugly septuplet brothers reproduced within the framework of mysterious genetic experiments terrorize a young innocent girl who seems to be chosen for the sinister predestination. Written by Igor Shvetsov <igoryok&dialup.ptt.ru>

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The girl and the seven monsters. And one horrible ritual.


Adventure | Horror





Release Date:

14 February 1992 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

The Johnsons  »

Box Office


DKK 2,500,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:


(archive footage: Laurel and Hardy scene on tv)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Roy Frumkes original idea set the story on a camping trip in New York, with a clan of inbred hillbillies attacking a father and son. Frumkes imagined Clint Eastwood in the lead. When screenwriter Rocco Simonelli was asked to do a rewrite , he changed the main characters into a single mother and her daughter. Glenda Jackson was approached to play the lead and she suggested Oliver Reed for the part of 'Unk', the leader of the blue-eyed Johnson clan. See more »


Professor Keller: Oh Shit, who is that?
[glaring upon a headless corpse]
De Graaf: Its the head of security.
Majoor Jansma: No, no, here is the head of security.
[turning around a desk chair showing the severed head of the first mentioned corpse]
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Features The Flying Deuces (1939) See more »


Person to Person
Written by Patrick Seymour
Sung by Maxayne Lewis
Courtesy of Anxious Music
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The difference between horror and horrible
5 January 2003 | by (Under your bed) – See all my reviews

As a huge fan of b-movies, horror and especially non-Hollywood horror, this movie shocked with just how badly a movie can be acted. I feel confident that the people who did the english dub had never actually witnessed human beings speaking to each other. This is the way space aliens might imagine dialog if they found a script. Seriously, compared to this your sister's second-grade Xmas play was Oscar-worthy.

Also several really stupid plot techniques were used. The main characters father would be the stupidest of all, with a performance that has to be seen to be disbelieved. I spent the better part of the movie hoping his son would bash him on the noggin with something evil.

Again, I have serious suspicions that this movie isn't really Dutch, but from another planet. The sad thing is it really quite an original storyline and could have been a great flick. There were several sequences that were downright chilling, but not enough to make up for the chicken suit.

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