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Spawn of the Slithis (1978)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 21 July 1978 (USA)
A nuclear leak creates a mutant Slithis sea monster, which terrorizes the variety of pets, winos, and hippies who hang around Venice, California.

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Stephen Traxler

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Stephen Traxler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Blanchard Alan Blanchard ... Wayne Connors
Judy Motulsky Judy Motulsky ... Jeff Connors
J.C. Claire J.C. Claire ... Dr. John
Dennis Falt Dennis Falt ... Dr. Erin Burick (as Dennis Lee Falt)
Mello Alexandria Mello Alexandria ... Chris Alexander
Win Condict Win Condict ... The Monster
Rocky Fumarelli Rocky Fumarelli ... Preston, wino #1
John Hatfield John Hatfield ... Bunky, wino #2
Hy Pyke ... Jack Dunn
Daphnae Cohen Daphnae Cohen ... Helen Dunn (as Daphne Cohen)
Steven J. Hoag Steven J. Hoag ... Doug (as Stephen J. Hoag)
Wendy Rastattar Wendy Rastattar ... Jennifer
Don Cummins Don Cummins ... Rex
David Ridenour David Ridenour ... Policeman at house
Dave Carlton Dave Carlton ... Drunk #1
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A nuclear leak creates a mutant Slithis sea monster, which terrorizes the variety of pets, winos, and hippies who hang around Venice, California. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Hell hath no fury...like

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Slithis See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Fabtrax Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The cast and crew averaged fifteen hours a day throughout the shooting of this picture. See more »

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Not a total travesty, but best not watched
27 August 2012 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I had heard of "Spawn of the Slithis" for a number of years ever since I first heard of it from a showing on the CBS Late Night Movie, where I forgot to actually record and watch it. But thanks to its DVD release, I finally got to see it. I have to admit that my expectations were pretty low, hearing it was a really low budget movie by amateur filmmakers.

Actually, I didn't find the movie completely bad. For a rock bottom low budget, the movie looks a lot more expensive than you'd expect. The "monster suit" actually looks somewhat decent, and the movie is directed in a way that suggests the director had some previous experience directing movies.

Unfortunately, much of the movie is a chore to sit through. There are far less monster attack sequences than you'd think, with much of the movie devoted to endless scenes of the journalist character (who looks amazingly like game show host Bert Convy) going around and investigating. There are also endless conversations between characters, none of which is very interesting. It results in only a few minutes of slaughter and monster stuff.

In the end, I can only recommend the movie to aspiring filmmakers wanting to make their own low budget horror movie - the movie shows both what to do, but especially what NOT to do.


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