Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

R   |    |  Horror, Sci-Fi

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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.



  • Meegan King and Lynn Theel in Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
  • Vic Morrow and Anthony Pena in Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
  • Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
  • Linda Shayne and Greg Travis in Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
  • Doug McClure and Ann Turkel in Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
  • Meegan King in Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

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18 March 2019 | Platypuschow
| Humanoids from the Deep: Great 80's b-movie
Going in I expected 80's cheesy schlock, what I got was an unexpectedly satisfying effort, though still undeniably cheesy.

It tells the story of a small fishing town that comes under attack from *Drumroll* humanoids from the deep, essentially the creature from the black lagoon looking fellows just darker and bloodier.

Full of gratuitous nudity, cheesy monster costumes and the tropes of the time I have to say they did an incredible job all things considered. Around this time the industry was saturated with b-movies like this and yet it manages to stand out from the rest due to a lot of competence behind the camera.

The practical effects are fantastic considering this is barely out of the 1970's, it's paced perfectly and the racial tension side story actually adds a lot to it. The needless animal deaths however I did not appreciate, that was overkill.

The cast are a host of vaguely familiar faces that you'll likely struggle to put a name to, they're a mixed bag ranging from great down to "Oh for the love of baby jeebus how did this person get the role?!!?!".

If you like your cheesy creature features this one is certainly recommended.

The Good:

Very impressive visuals

Well made little movie

The Bad:

Too much animal violence

Some questionable acting

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