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The Deadly Spawn (1983)

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Alien creatures invade a small town and four teenagers, along with a young boy, attempt to escape from them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charles
Tom DeFranco ... Pete
Richard Lee Porter ... Frankie
Jean Tafler ... Ellen
Karen Tighe ... Kathy
... Sam (as James Brewster)
Elissa Neil ... Barb
Ethel Michelson ... Aunt Millie
John Schmerling ... Uncle Herb
Judith Mayes ... Bunny
... Camper #1
John Arndt ... Camper #2
Diane Stevens ... Nibbs
Darlene Kenley ... Hilde
Madeline Charanis ... Ju Ju
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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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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First, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". Then "Alien". Now... See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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22 April 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return of the Alien's Deadly Spawn  »

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$25,000 (estimated)
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The mother spawn was constructed in the basement of effects artist John Dods. However, no one took the creature's size into consideration, so when they had to have it on set, they had to cut off one of the creature's heads to get it through a doorway, and reassemble it on set. See more »

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After she narrowly escapes being eaten by the mother spawn and is pulled to safety inside Charles' bedroom, Kathy has her hands up around her own head in one shot, then she's pulling up one side of her shirt in the next shot. See more »

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Aunt Millie: [looking at Bunny's ceramic animals] I've never seen this giraffe before.
Bunny: He's new!
Aunt Millie: He's big!
Bunny: Don't you just love him?
Aunt Millie: To pieces.
Bunny: Do you know what I've always wanted?
Aunt Millie: What?
Bunny: A really handsome gorilla.
Aunt Millie: A WHAT?
Bunny: A gorilla! But, they don't seem to make fine ceramics of the great apes, for some reason. They are our nearest relations, you know, the great apes. But they never left the proverbial Garden of Eden like we did. Did you know he's a vegetarian?
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Crazy Credits

As soon as the end credits finish, the words "Don't try it, Gary" appear. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Deadly Spawn (2012) See more »

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Really good b-movie
26 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

I can't be objective when I talk about horror movies or something similar... I've been a fan of b movies since I was 4. Personally I think that this is one of the best b movies I've ever seen. And everyone who likes that genre wont be disappointed. The rest of you, you who don't like monster movies and gore, keep away from it and don't kick a genre that you can't stand or understand, you are who will be disappointed (some of you maybe still like it). The genre lovers don't be afraid of it, you'll really enjoy it. I promise you.


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