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Stephen Gregory Foster
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David Allen Brooks
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Two campers in the New Jersey woods have their outdoor fun interrupted by the arrival of a meteorite crashing nearby. They go to investigate the crater, but are suddenly attacked and devoured by alien parasites who have hitched a ride to Earth. After finishing off the campers, the hungry space monsters head for a nearby town, where they make their domain in the basement of an old house soon begin polishing off one hapless inhabitant after another. Four young teenagers, plus one pre-teen boy, try to find a way to stop the angry space monsters before they reproduce and literally eat humanity.Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
The effects of the mini-spawns slithering across the floor in the basement was achieved by cutting a "S" wriggle into the floor, and pulling the spawns along under the floor. See more »
When Bunny is making her green sauce, the spawn that crawls into her food processor clearly is not there when the food processor is glimpsed in a long shot. See more »
[the black cat in the house crossed her path]
Where did he come from?
That cat is crazy!
[closes the basement door]
What is with the basement this morning?
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As soon as the end credits finish, the words "Don't try it, Gary" appear. See more »
The UK DVD version for the first time actually uses a "deadly spawn" title screen, instead of the original full title "return of the aliens deadly spawn". the original title is used on the US and Japanese versions of the film despite the fact that later US releases shortend it to "the deadly spawn" (just on the video box and not the film). Also the Uk titles appear over a blue background, instead of a black background like the US and Japanese version. Whats even more odd is the UK titles do appear to have the same "age look" of the film itself, with it looking like it was from 1983 and not recently made See more »
For some it's probably criminally easy to dismiss a movie like this just because of it's low budget, but "The Deadly Spawn" was somewhat of a cult-hit in it's day and it's easy to see why. The make-up-effects are quite good for a movie this cheap (reportedly it cost just $ 20,000 and ended up making millions), and writer/director Douglas McKeown actually takes time building characters before he lets them die gory deaths (moahahaha).
The monsters are quite effective, at least those small eel-like buggers reminiscent of the chest-burster that ruined everyone's breakfast in "Alien" (1979). It also deserves kudos for - in the end - painting a realistic picture of the traumatizing effects something like this would have on those who survive.
If you like alien-invasion-movies in general, or just love the charm of horror on a shoestring-budget, this might be your cup of tea.
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