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The Johnsons (1992)

De Johnsons (original title)
According to an ancient Indian tale a giant monster embryo residing in a crystal vase is predetermined to fertilize a blue-eyed woman. She will give birth to something evil to unleash ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Monique van de Ven ... Victoria Lucas
Esmée de la Bretonière Esmée de la Bretonière ... Emalee Lucas (as Esmee de la Bretonière)
Kenneth Herdigein Kenneth Herdigein ... Professor Keller
Rik van Uffelen Rik van Uffelen ... De Graaf
Otto Sterman Otto Sterman ... Vader Keller
Olga Zuiderhoek Olga Zuiderhoek ... Angela
Elise Hoomans Elise Hoomans ... Dr. Goldman
Nelly Frijda Nelly Frijda ... Tante van Peter
Miguel Stigter Miguel Stigter ... Johnson 1, Bossie
Diederik van Nederveen Diederik van Nederveen ... Johnson 2, Dakkie
Erik van Wilsum Erik van Wilsum ... Johnson 3, Tellie
Marcel Colin Marcel Colin ... Johnson 4, Droppie
Nathan Moll Nathan Moll ... Johnson 5, Kniffie
Jan-Mark Wams Jan-Mark Wams ... Johnson 6, Koppie
Michel Bonset Michel Bonset ... Johnson 7, Kurkie


According to an ancient Indian tale a giant monster embryo residing in a crystal vase is predetermined to fertilize a blue-eyed woman. She will give birth to something evil to unleash horror and destruction upon human kind. Ugly septuplet brothers reproduced within the framework of mysterious genetic experiments terrorize a young innocent girl who seems to be chosen for the sinister predestination. Written by Igor Shvetsov <igoryok&dialup.ptt.ru>

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The girl and the seven monsters. And one horrible ritual.


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Release Date:

14 February 1992 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Johnsons See more »


Box Office


DKK 2,500,000 (estimated)
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Black and White (archive footage: Laurel and Hardy scene on tv)| Color

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1.85 : 1
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Shot in 50 days plus 5 days for inserts and pick-up shots. See more »


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Half of a Good Movie
18 December 1999 | by H Lime-2See all my reviews

The first half of this Dutch horror movie is great. A 14-year old girl begins having horrific dreams about a group of strange children in a deserted building smearing blood on the walls. Meanwhile, a professor of anthropology is consulted by an FBI-type police organization about seven maniacs who, when they were children, slaughtered their schoolmates. The government doesn't know what to do with them & wants to know why they went crazy.

This first half of the film is great. The dream sequences are creepy & frightening & you are led to wonder what is the connection between the girl & her dreams & the maniacs in the prison. The fact that the film was made in Holland adds to the eeriness since everything is just a little bit "off"--it's not a standard formula Hollywood scare film & anything is likely to happen. Watching this part of the film at night, alone in the dark is guaranteed to terrify anyone.

Unfortunately, the second half of the film isn't nearly as good. As the secrets are revealed, they turn out to be fairly pedestrian & even silly. The addition of some foolish comic relief (in the form of the anthropologist's father, a voodoo priest) and some unlikely coincidences lead the film astray & throw away all of the spookiness that the early part of the film had created. The maniacs, so frightening and intimidating in the beginning, become laughably easy to kill as the film becomes just another cheap-o "slasher" film.

The film is a little different in that the leads are two women (the girl and her mother) and a black anthropologist. The guy playing the professor is good, the young woman is also good but her mother is kind of annoying.

This film is worth a try, but expect to be disappointed.

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