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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
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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Liz Snoyink was considered for the lead role but eventually Monique van de Ven was cast. Van de Ven was the only cast member already in place when Rudolf van den Berg took over as director. 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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Person to Person
Written by Patrick Seymour
Sung by Maxayne Lewis
Courtesy of Anxious Music
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One bride for seven brothers!
1 November 2005 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

"De Johnsons" is a rare Dutch horror gem and actually a lot better than the negative-minded reviews around here suggest. It has an original and oddly compelling storyline, involving anthropology myths, incest and teenage-sexuality. The complex and ambitious script tells the story of seven portentous brothers that have only one goal in their life: impregnate their virgin-sister so that she can give birth to a creature that'll bring the world to an end. Their father once went along with a scientific expedition near the Amazone, and he got obsessed with a local monster called "Xangadix". The subject matter seems far too complicated for a modest Dutch production like this, but director Rudolf van den Berg upholds the tension and credibility surprisingly well. The film contains several disturbing moments and there even are a couple very well-mounted gore sequences. Especially the scenes inside the fort (where the septulets got institutionalized after butchering an entire nursery home) and Emalee's nightmares result in very powerful horror cinema. The cast is good, with some 'famous' Dutch stars (Monique van de Ven, Kenneth Herdigein) as well as convincing new talent (Esmée de la Bretonière). Sure, it also has its flaws (like the somewhat disappointing climax-scene) but it's definitely recommended. Tip: invite some friends and organize a Dutch horror night! You can program this film, alongside "Amsterdamned" and "De Lift".

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