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Blood Beach (1980)

Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature ... See full summary »

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Jeffrey Bloom

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Jeffrey Bloom (screenplay), Jeffrey Bloom (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Huffman ... Harry Caulder
Marianna Hill ... Catherine Hutton
Burt Young ... Sgt. Royko
Otis Young ... Lt. Piantadosi
Lena Pousette Lena Pousette ... Marie
John Saxon ... Capt. Pearson
Darrell Fetty ... Hoagy
Stefan Gierasch ... Dr. Dimitrios
Eleanor Zee Eleanor Zee ... Mrs. Selden
Pamela McMyler ... Mrs. Hench
Harriet Medin ... Ruth Hutton
Mickey Fox ... Moose
Laura Burkett Laura Burkett ... Girl in Sand
Marleta Giles Marleta Giles ... Girlfriend
Jacqueline Randall Jacqueline Randall ... 2nd Girl
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Storyline

Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? And is there any chance of it reproducing? Meanwhile, David Huffman and Mariana Hill are once-almost-married old friends, reunited over the death of her mother on the beach, and searching for clues in the abandoned buildings where they used to play when they were young. Written by Brian C. Madsen <bcmmovies@earthlink.net>

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Plot Keywords:

beach | sand | monster | death | spoof | See All (15) »

Taglines:

...where the water is the safest place to be! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La playa del terror See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The setting was the Santa Monica (CA) State Beach, where the film was shot, but the habitat of the monster in the film also extends to sand at Venice Beach. See more »

Goofs

Clearly shown above Harry and Catherine's heads 34 minutes in. See more »

Quotes

Pearson: Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, you can't get to it.
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Crazy Credits

While the credits role, numerous Blood Beach creatures pop-up unnoticed throughout the beach See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Sand (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Flesh and Blood
Words and Music by Darrell Fetty
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User Reviews

 
This film was great when i was 13 and is still great now!
20 July 2004 | by Godzilla444See all my reviews

Blood Beach rocks, it has everything a Saturday night movies needs from a giant phallic monster to a scene where every few moments the mic drops into shot. A popcorn monster flick giving a unique angle on the Jaws theme. Some good gore FX and a good few jumpy moments elevate this one above the usual rubber monster crowd and the sand FX are actually deeply scary.

I have been keeping an eye out for this one for a while but have as yet not found a copy. It could keep you away from the seaside forever, Jaws will keep you out of the water but Blood Beach will put you back in the car and send you home.


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