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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jim Hill
... Dr. Susan Drake
... Hank Slattery
... Carol Hill
... Johnny Eagle (as Anthony Penya)
... Linda Beale
... Peggy Larsen
... Jerry Potter
Breck Costin ... Tommy Hill
... Deke Jensen
Don Maxwell ... Dickie Moore
... Billy
... Mike Michaels, Radio Announcer
... Sandy, Miss Salmon
... Becky
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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).

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A sequel was planned and set to be released in 1991 by 21st Century Film Corporation and was to be produced by Menahem Golan but was never materialized. See more »

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In the first boat sequence, the winch is supposedly under a lot of strain but all of the lines are loose. They would be tight if the winch motor was working to attempt to pull in the net. See more »

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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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Campy Crapola
25 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie seems to pick up where "Creature From The Black Lagoon" left off. We all know that the Gill Man wanted some hot, steamy Amazonian sex with the pretty girl in the white bathing suit...but no way were they going to show that happening back in the 50s! Well, along came 1980 and the Gill Man is either high-fiving his amphibious descendants, or he's rolling over in his watery grave.

A bunch of salmon (yes, salmon!) exposed to pollution, mutate into some pretty cool looking monsters and go on a rape and murder spree in a small Pacific Northwest fishing village. There's also a subplot concerning Native Americans protesting the pollution of their waters, but it seems like an afterthought, as no one could really stretch a story about horny monsters out for an hour and a half. Young, sexually active women in bikinis beware! The monsters are determined to procreate, and do so in a couple of nasty, icky rape scenes. There's also an infamously gross-out climax (no pun intended) in which a rape victim gives birth to a monstrous fish baby. And she didn't reach for a coat hangar earlier because why?

Yeesh, now I know why Lovecraft hated fish so much. These guys are nasty! The rubber costumes are great, giving us icky slimy fishmen with giant exposed brains, nasty little piranha teeth and incredibly elongated arms. There's lots of bare, jiggling breasts and really stupid people getting their guts clawed out, so if you like naked girls and gore, don't miss this one.


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