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Humanoids from the Deep (1996)

While a town is in a state of alert, the monster of the sea keeps mutating the townspeople at an alarming rate. A researcher finds a genetic disorder that has been caused by a chemical that... See full summary »


Jeff Yonis


Martin B. Cohen (short story), Jeff Yonis

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Samms ... Dr. Drake
Robert Carradine ... Wade Parker
Justin Walker ... Matt
Mark Rolston ... Bill Taylor
Danielle Weeks ... Kim Parker
Clint Howard ... Deputy
Kaz Garas ... Sheriff Barnes
Warren Burton Warren Burton ... Major Knapp
Bert Remsen ... Duffy the Coroner
Barry Nolan ... Male Reporter #1
Barbara Niven ... Fran Taylor
Season Hubley ... Timmys Mother
Greg Travis ... Porter
Walton Goggins ... Rod (as Walt Goggins)
Pancho Demmings ... Activist #1


While a town is in a state of alert, the monster of the sea keeps mutating the townspeople at an alarming rate. A researcher finds a genetic disorder that has been caused by a chemical that has been dumped into the water that has caused the creature to have an alarming appetite. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/gore, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roger Corman Presents 'Humanoids from the Deep' See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Greg Travis is the only cast member who was also in the original 1980 version. See more »


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Despicable fish sticks!
2 February 2004 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Why anyone would want to remake a gory and filthy exploitation gem from the early 80's is a mystery to me. The original Humanoids was a nice viewing and a good change to observe, but it hasn't really got the potential to be re-told in a 90's sort of atmosphere. Yet, they did and I don't really have a problem with that…but it really drives me mad that the local shop sold me a copy of this ‘straight to video' version instead of the original! Damn, the DVD has the same cover and credits-list as the original but the DVD itself is the remake starring Carradine! Pay attention to this if you'd ever plan to buy it. The less interesting remake could be disguised as the original gore stuff! That said, I have to admit that even this version is more or less satisfying and certainly worth sitting through. Same story is told, only less explicit and more mainstream…Meaning that the violence and nudity is severely cut. An aspect that'll most likely lower the interest of fans of the original. Still, there are more than enough bloody and nasty sequences to sicken the inexperienced horror population. A guy's head is blown off, for example, and there's a woman giving birth to an ugly fish creature on a filthy bar-table. The costumes of the fish-people on the other hand are laughable and idiotic looking. They could have paid a little more attention to that, because it sorts of ruins the whole idea of the `horrible' mutations that they are supposed to be. The acting is overall decent and some familiar faces are included in the cast. Robert Carradine is a very decent B-actor who still is overlooked often…. The same could be said about Mark Rolston, by the way. Danielle Weeks just looks adorable while she's on-screen and Clint Howard walks around in this movie for no particular reason…as he does in most of the films he stars in. In general…you'll be better off when watching the original this thing is based on, but it's not an entire waste of time. Humanoids is easy to watch and overall entertaining with some good gory stuff and funny sequences. If you've seen the original, you'll also have quite some fun with discovering the references and the spoofs towards it.

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