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Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 16 May 1980 (USA)
Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women.

Directors:

Barbara Peeters, Jimmy T. Murakami (uncredited)

Writers:

Frank Arnold (story), Martin B. Cohen (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Doug McClure ... Jim Hill
Ann Turkel ... Dr. Susan Drake
Vic Morrow ... Hank Slattery
Cindy Weintraub ... Carol Hill
Anthony Pena ... Johnny Eagle (as Anthony Penya)
Denise Galik ... Linda Beale
Lynn Theel ... Peggy Larsen
Meegan King ... Jerry Potter
Breck Costin Breck Costin ... Tommy Hill
Hoke Howell ... Deke Jensen
Don Maxwell Don Maxwell ... Dickie Moore
David Strassman ... Billy
Greg Travis ... Mike Michaels, Radio Announcer
Linda Shayne ... Sandy, Miss Salmon
Lisa Glaser ... Becky
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Storyline

Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Between Life and Death, There Is ... "Humanoids from the Deep" See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beneath the Darkness See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Bragg, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

New World Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of a cycle of 1980s and mid-late 1970s movies that got made after the box-office success of Jaws (1975). The films include that movie's three sequels, Jaws 2 (1978), Jaws 3-D (1983), and Jaws: The Revenge (1987), as well as Orca (1977), Piranha (1978), Tentacles (1977), Killer Fish (1979), Barracuda (1978), Tintorera: Killer Shark (1977), Blood Beach (1980), Piranha II: The Spawning (1981), The Last Shark (1981), Up from the Depths (1979), Screamers (1979), Devil Fish (1984) and Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976). See more »

Goofs

When Linda is first shown driving her pickup down the road for help the windshield appears to have a huge hole in the center of it. In the next shot, the windshield is intact. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Susan Drake: Hold it! We think we know where these things come from, but we have no idea how many there are.
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Alternate Versions

Both the 1986 UK VHS version & the current US DVD version are missing a small scene during the carnival massacre where a man has his head torn off. This was intact in the original UK cinema print. See more »

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Mutated salmon raping women? Beautiful.
22 October 2000 | by t_brown_17See all my reviews

The fact alone that a woman directed this film makes it a curioso piece. It's indefensible trash that certainly works on a campy, visceral level. It also has the makings of some actual characters. Seriously, in the midst of the gratuitous nudity and bloodshed, I found the movie to be... No wait a minute. Let's get back to the gratuitous nudity and bloodshed. I watched this movie expecting to see these two, and it delivered. I knew going in that this was going to be B-movie material, and that's what I got. I was entertained. You can sit back and analyze this movie all ya' want. I'm just gonna enjoy it for what it is. And what an ending!


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