Humanoids from the Deep

1980

Action / Horror / Sci-Fi

12
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 55%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 41%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 8161

Synopsis


Uploaded By: FREEMAN
June 29, 2016 at 12:02 AM

Cast

Vic Morrow as Hank Slattery
Doug McClure as Jim Hill
Ann Turkel as Dr. Susan Drake
Denise Galik as Linda Beale
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
563.96 MB
1280*714
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 20 min
P/S 4 / 4
1.19 GB
1920*1072
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 20 min
P/S 0 / 9

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by acedj 6 / 10

Could not be made today

An ocean side fishing town is experiencing lower than normal numbers of fish in the waters. The fishermen are nervous and welcome the news of a cannery planning on opening. There is the one indigenous man that is the sole voice against the cannery. When the fishermen's guard dogs end up slaughtered, the whites think it is he that is responsible. They retaliate by killing his dog and fighting ensues. Soon however it becomes clear that there is something more nefarious at work, creatures that have mutated in the ocean are coming ashore at night and killing men and raping their women.

The is a Roger Corman movie, so everything is over the top, to say the least. There is a fair amount of nudity and it is of course exploitative. There is a fair amount of gore as well, as one would expect from any self-respecting 80's horror. This was, at the time of its release, a very good creature feature, but unfortunately the guy in a rubber suit trick does not hold up in a world where they can CGI anything one can imagine.

Why I say this could not be made today; First is the racial tone of the movie, where natives are still called Indians and treated like little more than second class citizens. Second is the exploitative nudity I mentioned before. Surely in this #metoo era this is a thing of the past.

Overall, if you can forgive the unspecial effects, this is a decent early 80's horror.

Reviewed by Platypuschow 7 / 10

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

Reviewed by GL84 10 / 10

One of the better Corman movies around

In the small town of Noyo, a series of strange events to the fish off the coast leads to the town calling in a scientist who finds that the attacks are the mutated offspring of failed genetic tests and teams up with a local fisherman to stop the creatures from mating with human women.

This is certainly one of the better creature features in Corman's collection. One of the films' better qualities in that the stellar pacing here results in plenty of action so that you're never bored with this film. This starts out strong and doesn't let up with something happening almost every five minutes or less so that this is a very action-packed film, whether it's an attack like the opening in the boat where the creature strikes and kills everyone on-board through various means, the ambush in the cove or the later attack where they chase the nude woman along the beach all provide this with some solid action of some kind in the film. Other scenes like the cannery attack, the creatures' attacking the townspeople as the discovery of the bodies slowly brings the full circle of what's going on or the group appearing at the creatures' hideout all manage to have great use here with a lot of action as well, with the highlight of the film undoubtedly being the ending attack on the carnival. The creatures appear en masse, over-powering the running humans and dragging them down to rape them while the creatures are being gunned down all over the facility gives this plenty to like while in conjunction with the simultaneous attacks being conducted as well as the final method of dealing with the creatures which is exceptionally fun. There is also tons of gore thrown in for good measure, from having their throats ripped out, a person's back is ripped open, another has a leg amputated, another is gutted and the long claws are also seen ripping through flesh and bone, we get abundant gore throughout this one. The nudity is also abundant as well, featuring enough naked bodies to give any red-blooded male a dream woman for a while. It adds nicely to the exploitation-tinged storyline present here which is really appreciated for the most part. The last plus here is the fact that the Humanoids are very creepy and look like suitably evil creatures with the long, gangly arms, the large claws, the moss growing off their back and shoulders, and the face which looks suitably grotesque all providing plenty to like about this one. There is only one complaint about the film. What ends up holding it down is that the cry that the creatures give is utterly annoying. Instead of making them seem scary, it got on my nerves, and that isn't something that a film should do. If they change the creatures cry from what sounds like a scared mouse, this film would be a little better.

Rated R: Graphic Violence, Nudity, numerous Rape scenes, suggested and shown animal violence and Language.

Read more IMDb reviews

3 Comments

Be the first to leave a comment