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The Deadly Spawn ()


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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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Charles
Tom DeFranco ...
Pete
Richard Lee Porter ...
Frankie
Jean Tafler ...
Ellen
Karen Tighe ...
Kathy
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Sam (as James Brewster)
Elissa Neil ...
Barb
Ethel Michelson ...
Aunt Millie
John Schmerling ...
Uncle Herb
Judith Mayes ...
Bunny
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Camper #1
John Arndt ...
Camper #2
Diane Stevens ...
Nibbs
Darlene Kenley ...
Hilde
Madeline Charanis ...
Ju Ju
Jack Piccuro ...
Electrician
Ted A. Bohus ...
Medic #1
Robert Bohus ...
Medic #2
William Sorgi ...
Policeman #1
Michael Mastrobaltista ...
Policeman #2
Michael Robert Coleman ...
Policeman #3
Tim Hildebrandt ...
Doctor
Rita Hildebrandt ...
Nurse #1
Diane Bohus ...
Nurse #2
Ted Bohus Sr. ...
Mayor
Joe Kanarek ...
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Gabriel Bartalos ...
Extra (as Gabe Bartalos)
Cliff Rubin ...
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Jonathan Neil Harris ...
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Susan Harris ...
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Margaret Truit ...
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Jon Cavaluzzo ...
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Joseph Haggerty ...
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Lucile Riley ...
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Jean E. McPherson ...
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John Tiger ...
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Eric C. Hammarstrom ...
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John Riley ...
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Skip Williamson ...
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Gary De Franco ...
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Ken Burge ...
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David Steck ...
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Elizabeth Marner-Brooks ...
Barb (as Elissa Neil)

Directed by

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Douglas McKeown

Written by

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Douglas McKeown ... (screenplay)
 
Ted A. Bohus ... (story) &
John Dods ... (story) and
Douglas McKeown ... (story)
 
Tim Sullivan ... (additional dialogue)

Produced by

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Ted A. Bohus ... producer
John Dods ... associate producer
Ron Giannotto ... executive producer
Jonathan Neil Harris ... executive producer (as Jonathan Harris)
Susan Harris ... executive producer
Rita Hildebrandt ... executive producer
Tim Hildebrandt ... executive producer
Jeff Kimelman ... executive producer

Music by

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Paul Cornell
Michael Perilstein
Kenneth Walker ... (as Ken Walker)

Cinematography by

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Harvey M. Birnbaum ... (as Harvey Birnbaum)

Film Editing by

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Marc Harwood

Editorial Department

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Noëlle Penraat ... negative cutter (as Noelle Penraat)

Makeup Department

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Arnold Gargiulo ... makeup effects
Gregory Ramoundos ... special makeup effects artist (as Greg Ramoundos)

Production Management

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Mik Cribben ... unit manager

Sound Department

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Frank Balsamo ... sound recordist
Paul Cornell ... sound effects
Tom Davis ... sound editor
David Szani ... sound editor
Glenn Takakjian ... sound editor

Special Effects by

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Robert Bohus ... special effects crew
John Dods ... special effects director
Tim Hildebrandt ... miniature effects
John Mathews ... effects crew
John Payne ... special effects crew
Jack Piccuro ... special effects crew
Gregory Ramoundos ... special effects technician (as Greg Ramoundos)
Kevin G. Shinnick ... special effects crew (as Kevin Shinnick)
Glenn Takakjian ... special effects crew

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robbie Anderson ... camera operator
Frank Balsamo ... lighting director
Robert Bohus ... still photographer
Bernie Noble ... camera operator
Gregory Ramoundos ... camera operator (as Greg Ramoundos)
Carl Santoro ... first assistant camera
Boris Zimiewski ... camera operator

Music Department

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Joe McSorley ... music recorded by
Ken Walker ... music editor

Other crew

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Robert Bohus ... production assistant
Ken Brilliant ... production assistant
John Dods ... puppeteer
Sue Oster ... assistant to the producer
Jack Piccuro ... production assistant
Gregory Ramoundos ... production assistant (as Greg Ramoundos)
Tim Sullivan ... production assistant
Glenn Takakjian ... production assistant
Kathi Vent ... production coordinator
Abigail Wieland ... production assistant

Thanks

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Forrest J. Ackerman ... special thanks (as Forry J. Ackerman)
Diane Bohus ... special thanks
Ted A. Bohus ... special thanks (as Ted Bohus)
Walter Brenen ... special thanks
John Chatzky ... special thanks
Kelly Dodds ... special thanks
June Dods ... special thanks
Ken Freile ... special thanks
Helga Grev ... special thanks
Don Harvath ... special thanks
Dave Hutchinson ... special thanks
Gary H. Knudsen ... special thanks (as Gary Knudsen)
Donna Olive ... special thanks
Mary Payne ... special thanks
John Rizzo ... special thanks
John Romberg ... special thanks
Joe Russo ... special thanks
Jerry Shettig ... special thanks
Derek Thorne ... special thanks
Norma Vent ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines They Came To Earth To Feed On Human Flesh! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Return of the Alien's Deadly Spawn (United States)
  • The Alien's Deadly Spawn (United States)
  • Return of the Aliens: The Deadly Spawn (United Kingdom)
  • La chose (France)
  • Criaturas asesinas (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 81 min
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Budget $25,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia This film was almost picked up for theatrical release by Paramount. See more »
Goofs At the very beginning of the movie when it shows the meteor hitting the earth it is clearly daytime, yet when the campers leave their tent to investigate, it's dark. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Terror on Tape (1983). See more »
Crazy Credits As soon as the end credits finish, the words "Don't try it, Gary" appear. See more »
Quotes [after being attacked by an enormous alien mouth]
Kathy: What... the FUCK was THAT?
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