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Demonwarp (1988)

A man and his daughter are attacked in the woods by what they believe is a Bigfoot-type creature. However, they soon begin to suspect that they may have stumbled onto a nest of aliens in a hidden spacecraft.


Emmett Alston




Cast overview, first billed only:
George Kennedy ... Bill Crafton
David Michael O'Neill ... Jack Bergman
Pamela Gilbert Pamela Gilbert ... Carrie Austin
Billy Jayne ... Tom Phillips (as Billy Jacoby)
Hank Stratton ... Fred Proctor
Colleen McDermott Colleen McDermott ... Cindy Ossman
Michelle Bauer ... Betsy
Shannon Kennedy Sullivan Shannon Kennedy Sullivan ... Tara
John Durbin ... Minister
Jill Marin Jill Marin ... Julie Crafton
Joe Praml ... Clem
Larry Grogan Larry Grogan ... Hiker
Conrad Holt Conrad Holt ... Zombie
Chris O'Flaherty Chris O'Flaherty ... Zombie
Mark Alfrey ... Zombie


A man and his daughter are attacked in the woods by what they believe is a Bigfoot-type creature. However, they soon begin to suspect that they may have stumbled onto a nest of aliens in a hidden spacecraft.

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A vengeance crazed hunter searching for his daughter...Five youths stalking an inhuman mutation...They have just stepped into the alien-spawned realm of Demonwarp...and a wave of unearthly terror is about to begin. See more »


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Did You Know?


George Kennedy only worked for three days on this film. Moreover, Kennedy stipulated that he wouldn't appear in this movie unless his daughter Shannon Kennedy was cast in a small role. See more »


Tom Phillips: Don't you know there's a bigfoot to catch?
Fred Proctor: Ya, I'll give ya a bigfoot...
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Alternate Versions

UK versions are cut by 67 seconds for an '18' rating. See more »


Referenced in Def by Temptation (1990) See more »


Dancin' the Night Away
Performed by Reno Wilde
Written by Dan Slider and Ronald Gertz (as Ron Gertz)
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So Bad It's Brilliant.
28 October 2015 | by meddlecoreSee all my reviews

Cyborg-vampire extraterrestrial overlords with giant scorpion stingers; shapeshifting Sasquatches on murder sprees; Zombie drones; Demonic cult sacrifices; and loads of totally unnecessary full frontal nudity...Demonwarp has a little something for everyone.

This is one of those totally bizarre, so bad it's brilliant, 80's schlock horror gems that never made it past a VHS release...though it is certainly due for an upgrade.

It starts off like you'd expect your standard "don't go into that part of the woods" film with bigfoots would. But by the time the end rolls around you find that you have been taking in something much more bizarre- and hilariously so!!!

For a while I was worried they weren't going to tie up all the loose ends that were subtly introduced in earlier parts of the film (like the crash of the spacecraft, and inexplicable zombie that makes an appearance half-way through). But alas, I was too quick to judge. I just needed to let it all play out...and when it does...it's gold, baby. Gold.

The overall style and acting are incredibly cheesy- albeit in the most entertaining way possible. Which only acts to compliment the b-grade aura exuded by this epic monster flick.

The special effects and gore tend to be hit or miss. Some parts are as bad as the acting...while others are actually quite well done (like the transformation scenes near the end).

Patently ridiculous storyline aside, the highlight of this production is definitely the monsters. They are actually pretty well done, considering the nature of the film and all. Especially the Bigfoot character...which is badass!

What starts off as a pretty standard "group of kids wanders into the wrong part of the woods" type film, quickly takes a turn towards the bizarre...and that's what makes it so great! The final twist is a bit cliché- but honestly, I expected nothing less. A true cult classic!!! Comes highly recommended.

7 out 10 for creativity and entertainment value. Though it probably deserves far less.

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March 1988 (USA) See more »

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$225,000 (estimated)
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