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Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 16 May 1980 (USA)
Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women.

Directors:

Barbara Peeters, Jimmy T. Murakami (uncredited)

Writers:

Frank Arnold (story), Martin B. Cohen (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Doug McClure ... Jim Hill
Ann Turkel ... Dr. Susan Drake
Vic Morrow ... Hank Slattery
Cindy Weintraub ... Carol Hill
Anthony Pena ... Johnny Eagle (as Anthony Penya)
Denise Galik ... Linda Beale
Lynn Theel ... Peggy Larsen
Meegan King ... Jerry Potter
Breck Costin Breck Costin ... Tommy Hill
Hoke Howell ... Deke Jensen
Don Maxwell Don Maxwell ... Dickie Moore
David Strassman ... Billy
Greg Travis ... Mike Michaels, Radio Announcer
Linda Shayne ... Sandy, Miss Salmon
Lisa Glaser ... Becky
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Storyline

Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They're not human. But they hunt human women. Not for killing. For mating. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beneath the Darkness See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Bragg, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The picture was filmed during October, November and December 1979. See more »

Goofs

When the Salmon Queen bashes the skull of one of the sea mutants right after her bikini top is yanked off, she ends up fully topless, but in one shot, her 'beauty pageant' sash and her bikini top strap can be seen on her back. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Susan Drake: Hold it! We think we know where these things come from, but we have no idea how many there are.
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Alternate Versions

The Japanese DVD under the title "Monster (Humanoids From The Deep)" is the full uncut version including the shot of a man having his head ripped off. It is presented in 1.85:1 widescreen (no anamorphic enhancement though) and looks much better than the slightly cut region 1 DVD. See more »

Connections

Edited into Raptor (2001) See more »

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Titty grabbing sleaze monsters...
5 November 2012 | by p-stepienSee all my reviews

Roger Corman produces yet another classic piece of trash, having it helmed by Barbara Peeters (unsurprisingly her last movie ever directed). This time the black lagoon throwback delivers a story of sex-crazed mutant amphibians hell-bent on raping all the broads, whilst dispatching of any potential competition. Flailing long arms with razor-sharp talons disembowel and cause unwaning blood splattering, while girls show off their youthful graces while screaming in horror. To stop the onslaught a mild mannered elderly fisherman (or Fisherman to punctuate his hero status?) Jim Hill (Doug McClure) leads the stand-off with Indian Johnny Eagle (Anthony Pena) his brave Tonto. All in order to counterattack the science-initiated epidemic of killer trout-men with big bulging brains.

Unabashedly exploitational "Humanoids from the Deep" with a strong sexual innuendo (and several rape sequences) coupled with absolute adoration to gorrific entertainment, Corman produces another guilty pleasure - a movie so morally inept, script-horrific, but entirely enticing and engaging. Epitomising dumb fun, it is inexplicably entertaining offering a hearty laugh at the in-built stupidity, while also keeping the blood pumping through some well-defined tension. Albeit idiotic in base premise and execution the whole movie is done tongue and cheek, winking at the audience. A stand-out scene occurs during an absolutely hilarious attack on a ventriloquist and his girl, where the puppet rolls his eyes to get a glimpse at all the bloody action.


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