From The Caverns Of The Deep... It Strikes!
They're not human. But they hunt human women. Not for killing. For mating.
They're not human. But they hunt human women. Not for killing. For mating.
Das Grauen aus der Tiefe, Les monstres de la mer, Твари из бездны, Humanoids of the Deep, Monster (Humanoids from the Deep)
Slimy fishmen hellbent on murder and beach rape, small town racist scumbags, amped up early 80’s nudity with gore for dayz, and a final 15 minute bloodbath death carnival.
Humanoids of the Deep is everything I want in a B picture sleazefest involving ‘science gone too far’ monster suit fishmen. I love the small town Jaws-like setting, Doug McClure, slasher-like vibes, the salmon-frog fishmen, and how it’s perfectly paced with slashed-body/face kills galore. A staple during my early years, I’ve never been bored watching Humanoids of the Deep, it’s an all timer fishman sleaze jam and certainly a crown jewel in Roger Corman’s produced filmography. I Love it. I only wish less doggo’s died and more of the racist people were brutally…
Territorial monsters who like to have sex with women on the beach, mutilate and rip apart men and crash boardwalk carnivals...I think I'm in love.
When it comes to horror films there is something exceptional and special about a monster movie done right. It is so often we see zombies, madmen, madwomen, unstoppable killers haunting dreams and campgrounds, boogeymen, vampires but mutated monsters with little to no explanation but plenty of exploitation are few and far between. There is no slow build to a gory end, the blood flows gloriously from start to finish and there is no set of rules the monsters stick to, everyone is fair game.
Seeing as how the humanoids evolve rapidly the filmmakers decided not…
An 80's smorgasbord of bouncing boobies, humanoids with raging hormones, cross species rape, blood, gore and MORE!
If Roger Corman hadn't intervened we wouldn't have this gruesomely delicious little gem of a horror film!
Now that the semester is over, I’m binging on a bunch of 80’s horror movies I’ve been putting off and this was absolutely terrific! I was sure I had never seen this before, but then a scene towards the end was really familiar so maybe I did? I don’t know how I could forget this awesomeness unless I was in a drug induced haze which isn’t entirely impossible. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
This is a pretty perfect 80’s version of a bad 50’s b-movie and I loved everything about it from the foggy atmosphere to the awesome creatures tearing the town up and I don’t know what it says about me but I was Team Humanoids all the way.
The Shout! Factory transfer is really beautiful and I’m so glad for that because this one is a total keeper.
Sidenote: did Guillermo watch this before coming up with The Shape of Water or what
Just my kinda cheesy monster sleaze that's packed with low budget creature designs, loads of cheap gore and plenty of entertainment. I try to fit this one in every summer. And hey it's still pretty warm out so cha ching!
A small coastal town is being ravaged by some horrible sea monsters! Their mission: to kill every man and rape every women. Dang those monsters aren't very nice! Well they would have been nicer if Corman allowed the first tamer version of this film to move ahead. Deciding it wasn't exploitive enough he brought on another director to add in more rape and violence. Which gives this movie a strange feel.
On one hand it feels like a PG monster…
A total riot. Fish monsters!
don't ever get into a tent with a man with a ventriloquist dummy
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Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
This was kind of a last-minute addition to the list, but nonetheless made a good enough fit for the "female director" category of the challenge. To best describe this Roger Corman production would be as an early 1980s update of Creature from the Black Lagoon, only with 110% added gore, T&A, and a bunch of other stuff that make up a New World Pictures film.
In a quiet costal fishing town in California undergoes a major terror, as a bunch of mutated fish-monsters (apparently experiments gone wrong) begin to wreck havoc on the population, slaughtering everything and everyone in sight. Man, woman, child, dog, nothing is safe basically. Jim Hill…
What on Earth is this movie doing on Netflix?? My God what a find! I've amassed such a huge list on Netflix, as I prowl the films everyday like it's a bargain bin in CeX. It must've just been added! but sure enough there it was! Been wanting to watch this for a while, I can't remember who it might've been Naughty's review that got my attention.
What plays out in the film, is almost like a bizarre version of Jaws meets the Creature From the Black Lagoon? Yet it's also a sexploitation movie pretty much?? what on Earth! The small sea town vibes and politics, the underwater shots, the set pieces in and around water are very Jaws. And…
”There has to be a reason that a humanoid creature evolved so quickly.”
Ummmmm, based on their behavior, I’m thinking they’re not as evolved as you seem to think they are.
Welcome to Corman’s world of obnoxious B-Movie monster mayhem. Thankfully things move along at a pretty brisk pace with an insane festival of carnage finale and a finale scene that can only be described as an act of pure shameless audacity.
“We think we know where these things come from, but we have no idea how many there are.”
Why the girls?
The perfect balance of bad acting, horrible dialogue, excessive violence, unintended (some intended thrown in) humor, sexual exploitation and cheap special effects. It's directed by Barbara Peeters and written by William Martin, but the only name that really matters is it's (uncredited) executive producer Roger Corman.
The plot involves scientific experiments, racism and dependance on limited natural resources. These elements are used to tell the story of a race of fish-men that are violently killing the men (and dogs) of a fishing community and raping the women, only the attractive ones though. The fish-men costumes are so goofy looking that the stuntmen refused to wear them forcing the production to hire more actors for the…
Really enjoyable creature feature, filled with boobs, gore and cool looking creature effects.
Story is thin but engaging and the cast of characters are real and likeable.
Don't go to the deep then. Just stay shallow and they won't get you.
They'll try and mate with you but just play dead and nothing will happen.
I was wrong. A lot of bad stuff will happen.
No olvidarán fácilmente el festival del salmón de ese año.
As much as it has a lot going against it in the story department and some questionable scenes, the acting is acceptable and the finale is actually quite epic and exciting.
Hella sleazy Corman flick complete with horny mutant fish men on their way to steal your girl.
Horny seaweed men get rapey in hicksville on sea
Was bekommt man, wenn man ein idyllisches Fischerdörfchen voller dämlicher Rednecks mit schleimig, hormongesteuerten Vergewaltigerfischmenschen, ner ordentlichen Portion Gore/Blut und einem Haufen dickbusiger Blondinen mischt?
Genau! Einen, wenn nicht DEN Monsterspaß, den wir uns alle doch so sehnlichst wünschen.
Gute Dialoge, Schauspiel und ein gelungenes Drehbuch wird man hier wohl vergeblich suchen aber Scheiß drauf, "Das Grauen aus der Tiefe" (nicht verwirren lassen, Ray Harryhausen's Riesenkrakenfilm heißt im Deutschen genau so) ist bis oben vollgestopft mit Charme und der Liebe zum Monsterfilm.
Alle Väter aufgehorcht, brav die Töchter wegschließen sonst fangen die Seemänner wieder an unkontrolliert rumzurammeln!
"When the fish men get to rape'n you best start escape'n"...was a tagline for this movie at some point probably.
It hasn't gotten any better since I first watched it with even some of its flaws becoming even more noticeable but it was more entertaining to watch this time around due to viewing it with someone else which helped liven up the ludicrous aspects to it.
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I am no stranger to schlocky, B-picture horror films, and the late 70s into the 80s are my favorite decade for horror cinema. The movies I grew up watching over and over again were films like Friday the 13th, Halloween, and Nightmare On Elm Street. Some of my current favorites are The Thing, Evil Dead (2), and Black Christmas.
For how great each one of those movies are, there are an equal number of nearly unwatchable, sleazy B-picture horror releases from the same time. We’ve all seen these ‘make fun of with your friends while drinking beer’ type films...and I thought this would be one of them. Shockingly, I think this movie falls closer in the Friday the 13th category than…
Cuma estetika judul, monster habit dan adegan akhir yang membekas..
The first R rated horror film I ever saw, late one night on HBO.
Must revisit this soon. I remember it having a Jaws like plot with rapey monsters.
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