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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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Leon de Winter (screenplay), Rocco Simonelli (based on an original screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Adventure | Horror

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

14 February 1992 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Johnsons See more »

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Budget:

DKK 2,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White (archive footage: Laurel and Hardy scene on tv)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Liz Snoyink was considered for the lead role but eventually Monique van de Ven was cast. Van de Ven was the only cast member already in place when Rudolf van den Berg took over as director. See more »

Quotes

Professor Keller: Oh Shit, who is that?
[glaring upon a headless corpse]
De Graaf: Its the head of security.
Majoor Jansma: No, no, here is the head of security.
[turning around a desk chair showing the severed head of the first mentioned corpse]
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effective unique thriller
2 August 2004 | by Judexdot1See all my reviews

Never read any reviews of this movie, until I called it up today. I'd thought it was fairly obscure until Anchor Bay put it out. (Never seen their version.) Had mine for years. Surprised by all the complaints about the dubbing, it's never a problem on mine. I have always liked this one, it's not the usual pile of cliches. It does try very hard to lose it's national character, and could easily pass for some more European origin. the acting is good, but seems stilted by some odd relationships, and a tendency towards cliche in some of the more minor parts. The payoff on the ancient ritual is played like most slasher films, but is elevated slightly by the backstory. And the image of the preserved Xangadix fetus in amber, is rather haunting in the conclusion. Probably aimed at an American audience, but possibly a bit much for some crowds. It's not everybody's cup of fungus, but it isn't bad.


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