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Humongous (1982)

The monstrous offspring of a violent crime grows up in seclusion on a remote island, where a boat-full of hapless teens have shipwrecked, unaware of what's lurking in the woods.

Director:

Paul Lynch

Writer:

William Gray (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Janet Julian ... Sandy Ralston
David Wysocki ... Eric Simmons (as David Wallace)
John Wildman ... Nick Simmons
Janit Baldwin ... Carla Simmons
Joy Boushel ... Donna Blake
Layne Coleman Layne Coleman ... Bert Defoe (as Lane Coleman)
Shay Garner Shay Garner ... Ida Parsons
Page Fletcher ... Tom Rice
John McFadyen John McFadyen ... Ed Parsons
Garry Robbins ... Ida's Son
Mary Sullivan ... Teenage Ida
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Storyline

Woman is raped at cocktail party. Years later, her son grows up to be a big hairy murderous monster who stalks a group of teens shipwrecked on his island. Written by Humberto Amador

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Taglines:

It's loose... It's angry... And it's getting hungry! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ilha dos Cães See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgetown, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD 2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Humongous Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Janit Baldwin's last role in a theatrical feature. See more »

Goofs

When the dog pen is shown with the skeletons of the dogs, while one skull does belong to a dog, the close up shows a skull of an herbivore like a deer. See more »

Quotes

Eric Simmons: Here. Take over.
Sandy Ralston: Why?
Eric Simmons: I need both hands.
Sandy Ralston: Now, he's romantic.
Eric Simmons: What do you mean?
[pulling down Sandy's bikini bottom]
Eric Simmons: I saw you staring at Donna's ass.
Eric Simmons: Hey, it was your ass I was staring at.
Sandy Ralston: Uh huh.
Eric Simmons: Are you kidding? It's one of the seven wonders of the world.
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Embassy Video released both an R-rated and an unrated version on video. The R-rated one cuts out some violence and rape footage. See more »

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Soundtracks

Magic to Me
Lyrics by Lisa J. Sweeting and John Mills-Cockell
Music by John Mills-Cockell
Performed by Dawn Aitken
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A notch above the usual slasher.
12 January 2004 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Most of the reviews would have you believe that this is completely terrible, but actually it's not such a bad effort. It's predictable, to be sure, but directed with more skill than you'd expect, with a score that reminded me (in a good way) of Italian horror movies of the period, and a cute, fairly smart heroine in Janet Julian. Reports of it being "too dark" are true to a degree, but greatly exaggerated; have you seen the much better-known "Hell Night"? (**)


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