2.6/10
1,015
30 user 7 critic

Leeches! (2003)

Trailer
2:23 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $0.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
Common-type aquatic leeches grow to large size after feeding on steroid-laced blood of a number of college endurance swimmers, and then the nasty creatures lay siege to the entire campus for more.

Director:

David DeCoteau

Writers:

Michael Gingold (screenplay), Michael Gingold (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Pijavice (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Writer Petar Miric, at the time of the great social and political crisis in Serbia represents attitudes that conflict with the principles of the political regime. A close encounter with the... See full summary »

Director: Dragan Marinkovic
Stars: Lazar Ristovski, Nikola Djuricko, Iva Mihalic
Boa vs. Python (Video 2004)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

After a genetically-altered python escapes, a scientist is enlisted to help kill it by releasing a giant boa constrictor that he owns.

Director: David Flores
Stars: David Hewlett, Jaime Bergman, Kirk B.R. Woller
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

On his first day at Hallow End High School, Corey Peterson discovers that a rash of murders is occurring on campus. Soon, a battle emerges between jocks and geeks, and Corey must choose a side.

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Matthew Twining, James E. Foley, Jack Carlisle
Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

Hercules is summoned by the Greek goddess Athena to train in warfare alongside other mystical warriors at a training camp compound to increase his powers and superiority.

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Geoff Ward, Chelsea Rae Bernier, Priyom Haider
Leeches (2016)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the Old City of Hyderabad, Raisa hatches a dangerous plan to save her younger sister from becoming a one-day bride when she finds an archaic remedy that could restore a girl's virginity.

Director: Payal Sethi
Stars: Sherin Bhatt, Preeti Golacha, Sayani Gupta
The Brotherhood (Video 2001)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

The fraternity "Doma (House of) Tau Omega" has found a key to eternal youth without having to become blood-drinking vampires. Will they be able to recruit Chris, an innocent and perfect newcomer?

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Sam Page, Josh Hammond, Bradley Stryker
Final Stab (Video 2001)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Angela's sister wants to get revenge upon her, inviting her to mystery farm along with her old friends, to participate in a game with fake blood and knives - but Angela and her disturbed ... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Jamie Gannon, Melissa Reneé Martin, Erinn Hayes
Romance

Honeymoon in Paradise - 10 reality TV contestants excitedly arrive at the luxurious Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa nestled in beautiful Saint Lucia. Some of the contestants are secretly ... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Erin Mulvey, Jason Faunt, William McNamara
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A group of teenagers win a trip to a summer camp they had attended as children. However, soon after they get there they begin to disappear one by one. The survivors suspect that the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Hunt
Stars: Rhonda Gray, Cleve Hall, Robert Padilla
1313: Haunted Frat (Video 2011)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

During Spring Break, a fraternity built atop the burned ruins of an insane asylum is haunted by a sinister visitor...

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Freddy Roy, Derek North, Jake Madden
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

After a sorority girl breaks up with him, the headmaster of a college takes his own life. But what should be the end, becomes only the beginning when a magical evil 12" clown doll gets possessed by the soul of Mr. Whitman.

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Eric Roberts, Jessica Morris, Jean Louise O'Sullivan
The Suckling (1990)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A woman goes to a back alley abortion clinic, only to have her aborted fetus attack her, her boyfriend, and everyone else at the clinic.

Director: Francis Teri
Stars: Frank Rivera, Marie Michaels, Gerald Preger
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Matthew Twining Matthew Twining ... Stevo
Josh Henderson ... Jason
Stacey Nelson Stacey Nelson ... Casey
Alexandra Westmore Alexandra Westmore ... Sarah
Michael Lutz ... Spencer
Tony Carroccio Tony Carroccio ... Coach Foster
Charity Rahmer Charity Rahmer ... Sabrina
Maya Parish Maya Parish ... Angela
Stephen Swan Stephen Swan ... Tony
Greg Lyczkowski Greg Lyczkowski ... Fish
Mark Ian Miller Mark Ian Miller ... Hank (as Mark I. Miller)
Trevor Harris Trevor Harris ... Doug
Julie Briggs Julie Briggs ... Dr. Alice Manning
Tyler Sedustine ... Student
Mike Cole Mike Cole ... Brian
Edit

Storyline

Common-type aquatic leeches grow to large size after feeding on steroid-laced blood of a number of college endurance swimmers, and then the nasty creatures lay siege to the entire campus for more.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They Will Bleed You Dry ...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and drug content

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

H20 - Bagno di sangue See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Trevor Harris is listed in the credits as playing "Doug" but since he's never referred to in dialog by that name, he may be hard to spot. Doug is the young man who comes into the locker room for a late shower. The irritated Coach tells him to make it fast because he wants to lock up. In the shower, Doug trips, falls, knocks himself out, and is attacked by leeches, one of which enters his mouth. Later, Doug stumbles into his dorm room, obviously in distress, and vomits a leech into the sink. See more »

Goofs

When Fish is being attacked in the shower scene, it can briefly be seen that he is wearing underwear while showering. See more »

Quotes

Stevo: Let's focus on the meet.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Cut (Bite?) Above Other Low-Budget Creature Features!

LEECHES! (love that retro exclamation point! :-) turns what could have been another low-budget schlock horror flick into good creepy unpretentious fun, thanks to the witty, twisty script by Michael Gingold (of FANGORIA Magazine fame) and the stylish direction of David DeCoteau. The scaly-scary leech puppets are well-done considering the tight F/X budget, and the swim team angle provides a nice excuse to watch the cast of hotties writhe around in as little clothing as possible -- *yum!* ;-) Gingold freshens the Nature Goes Nuts plot by making the leeches' deadly transformation the result of sucking on the swimmers' steroid-rich blood -- so you see, LEECHES! is not only an effective horror film, it provides a strong subtext about the dangers of relying on steroids to enhance athletic performance, not to mention swimming in unknown waters! :-) The leech-attack set pieces were staged suspensefully and inventively (I won't go into detail because I don't want to spoil any surprises). My only complaint is the strobe-light-style transitions; I suspect director DeCoteau might have been trying to emulate the lightning motif he's used in previous movies (listen to his commentary on the DVD for more details), but I'm afraid I found these flashing transitions migraine-inducing (I'm not being snarky -- I am in fact a migraine sufferer). Luckily, these are only a very small part of this otherwise enjoyable popcorn flick; it's a fun rental for a lazy afternoon or night of horror movie-watching!


5 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 30 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed