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They Bite (1996)

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Sea creatures come to shore and attack and mate with humans.

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Credited cast:
Donna Frotscher ...
Melody Duncan
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Director Mel Duncan
Christina Veronica ...
Tammy
Charlie Barnett ...
Larry
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Darryl
George Mazzone ...
Sam Nicholhoff
Alex Pirnie ...
Rev. Rex Stoner
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Biff
Susie Owens ...
Katie
Roy A. Peddie ...
Brannigan
Blake Pickett ...
Model
Jeremy Steele ...
Boy at beach
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Doug Darlington ...
Taxi Driver
Kathy Donnelly ...
Leigh
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Sea creatures come to shore and attack and mate with humans.

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They came from beyond the stars to spawn in the sea, they're hungry and... See more »

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Tammy: I am not just a piece of meat!
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Kinda fun
10 June 2011 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This movie is obviously somewhat derivative of the 80's Roger Corman classic "Humanoids from the Deep". But then that movie back in its day was excoriated for being a derivative, sexed-up version of "Creature from the Black Lagoon". I kind of liked this just because it was a fun movie with a genuinely independent feel to it, not just another cynical effort to make an intentional "cult" movie (the 90's were lousy with such efforts by hacks like Jim Wynorski and David DeCouteau). The movie also anticipates the kind of 90's reflexive filmmaking represented by "Scream" in that the characters in the movie have themselves watched horror movies. A porn filmmaking crew in the movie become aware of an invasion of humanoid fish monsters (after their mail gets mixed up with that of a female marine biologist) and decide to take advantage of it by making an XXX movie-within-the-movie called "Invasion of the Fish F**kers". This movie kinda reminds of another pre-"Scream" 90's independent film called "There's Nothing Out There", and like that one it remains relegated to out-of-print VHS while any number of much lesser 90's Wynorski/DeCouteau-type crap flicks are available on DVD and Blu-Ray today.

Brett Piper is an interesting filmmaker. He's decidedly "b-movie" with a long string of credits like "Draniac" or "The Screaming Dead", but he seems to have a genuine love of "b-movie" filmmaking rather than a cynical attitude of "let's make a cheap-ass 'cult' film with as little money as possible while laughing all the way to the bank." Obviously, there is a lot of nudity here by 90's softcore actresses, Cristina Veronica and Blake Pickett, and Playboy Playmate Susie Owens (who has an infamous vagina dentata scene, which was completely edited out of the "R-rated" version, but was actually completely irrelevant to the plot anyway, and was only grafted on at the behest of the producers). But this is the rare 90's exploitation movie that might actually be entertaining even WITHOUT the gratuitous female nudity. Interestingly, most recognizable "star" here is no doubt XXX actor Ron Jeremy (before he was regularly being cast in low-budget mainstream films). Thank god he keeps HIS clothes on though--I'd rather watch the girls being assaulted by scaly fish monsters!


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