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Things (1989)

Unrated | | Horror | Video September 1989
An impotent husband, driven by a fanatical desire to father children, forces his wife to undergo a dangerous experiment. The result: the birth of a multitude of monstrous THINGS.


Andrew Jordan




Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry J. Gillis ... Don Drake / TV Maniac
Amber Lynn ... Reporter
Bruce Roach Bruce Roach ... Fred Horton
Doug Bunston Doug Bunston ... Doug Drake
Jan W. Pachul Jan W. Pachul ... Dr. Lucas
Patricia Sadler Patricia Sadler ... Susan Drake
Gordon Lucas Gordon Lucas ... Tortured Man
Bruce Hamilton Bruce Hamilton ... In Dream
Daryn Gillis Daryn Gillis ... Reporter #2
Allison McGinnis Allison McGinnis ... Reporter #3
Jackie Seaman Jackie Seaman ... Doctor's Assistant
Jeff Payne Jeff Payne ... Hanging Man
Jessica Stewarte Jessica Stewarte ... Nude Lady
Glenn Orr Glenn Orr ... Stretcher Boy
Tom Hochman Tom Hochman ... Igor


An impotent husband, driven by a fanatical desire to father children, forces his wife to undergo a dangerous experiment. The result: the birth of a multitude of monstrous THINGS.

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Barry J. Gillis claimed in a local TV interview around the time of filming that the budget was $350,000. When this footage is included on the DVD an on screen annotation claims it was actually closer to $40,000. See more »


Much of the audio does not match what the characters are saying. Likewise, characters mouths frequently move but no sound comes out. See more »

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11 May 2001 | by rutt13-1See all my reviews

I laugh hysterically when I ask "What's the worst movie you've ever seen?" and my interviewee names the latest Tom Cruise, Scorsese,or even, Van Damme vehicle. (of course I'm not ashamed to admit the Belgian enetertains me). This flick is so bad I rented it for a second viewing just to convince myself, and a third to convince a friend...he agreed. This movie is disturbingly awful, but people still try to convince me they've seen worse. Of course, they've never seen THINGS and believe that the inclusion of nudity is enough to elevate THINGS to a higher level than, say, MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE 2. Laughable. Almost completely incoherent, nonsensical, no sound for looooong stretches, really lame attempts at humor (thouhg the part with the "Doctor" saying "This is horrible, ghastly BRUTAL..." is classic). Unfortunately, the only videostore around here that carried it closed down, so THINGS' reign of terror is over, and I can set no one else straight. I'm a man who likes to explore the video fringe, but this one almost convinced me to take in a steady diet of Spielberg for the remainder of my existence (blecch!!!) Anyone who can't see beyond their local multiplex should see this to learn what true bad is.....or, well, maybe not. Amazing, some of the things that get released...

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September 1989 (USA) See more »

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Ontario, Canada See more »


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CAD30,000 (estimated)
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Color (Super 8 & 16mm Film)| Color

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1.33 : 1
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