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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:

From The Caverns Of The Deep... It Strikes! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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

Final theatrical feature film [to date, October 2013] directed by Barbara Peeters. See more »

Goofs

It's daylight when a humanoid is approaching Billy's tent. But less than two minutes later, when the girl escapes, it's nearly dark. 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 US Blu-ray release from Shout! Factory has the scene with man's head being ripped off intact. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Species II (1998) See more »

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A great, never-a-dull-moment-thriller!
4 February 2001 | by matt-282See all my reviews

A great Roger Corman production again involving monsters, this time killer salmon creatures memorphed into humanhoid beings that kill men and rape women of a small Oregon fishing town. The movie opens with a fishing boat taking a group of fishermen out to bring up their nets only to have something large and unseen claw away at it which leads to one little boy falling overboard and getting eaten and the boat exploding killing all aboard. The tension, suspense, exitcement starts almost from the first scene and never lets up for a minute. For the next scene has a nighttime setting which has one humanoid lurking around a local house with the lady inside wondering where strange noises are coming from, and her going out to investigate. With the rash of attacks, and dissapearances, bring in a scientist who slowly explains the reason for the creatures existence while more and more humanoids are attacking campers, beachgoers and others in various gory ways. One may find it cheesy and absurd, but that's the whole point as a great cheesy thriller that had a tight script and a great climatic humanoid attack against the fishing pier. I'd give it a 10 out of 10 rating.


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