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The Deadly Spawn (1983)
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The Deadly Spawn (1983) Two campers in the New Jersey woods have their outdoor fun interrupted by the arrival of a meteorite crashing nearby. They go to investigate the crater, but are suddenly attacked and devoured by alien parasites who have hitched a ride to Earth. After finishing off the campers, the hungry space monsters head for a nearby town, where they make their domain in the basement of an old house soon begin polishing off one hapless inhabitant after another. Four young teenagers, plus one pre-teen boy, try to find a way to stop the angry space monsters before they reproduce and literally eat humanity.

Movie Tagline:
They Came To Earth To Feed On Human Flesh!

Also Known As:
Return of the Alien's Deadly Spawn
The Alien's Deadly Spawn

Title: Deadly Spawn, The
Release Date: April 22, 1983
Runtime: 78 mins
Genre: Sci-Fi
All Genres: Sci-Fi, Horror
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.0
Buried.com Rating: 7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D

MPAA Rating: R

Douglas McKeown

Charles George Hildebrandt ...Charles
Tom DeFranco ...Pete
Richard Lee Porter ...Frankie
Jean Tafler ...Ellen
Karen Tighe ...Kathy
James Brewster ...Sam
Elissa Neil ...Barb
Ethel Michelson ...Aunt Millie
John Schmerling ...Uncle Herb
Judith Mayes ...Bunny
Andrew Michaels ...Camper #1
John Arndt ...Camper #2
Diane Stevens ...Nibbs
Darlene Kenley ...Hilde
Madeline Charanis ...Ju Ju
Jack Piccuro ...Electrician
Ted A. Bohus ...Medic #1
Robert Bohus ...Medic #2
William Sorgi ...Policeman #1
Michael Mastrobaltista ...Policeman #2
Michael Robert Coleman ...Policeman #3
Tim Hildebrandt ...Doctor
Rita Hildebrandt ...Nurse #1
Diane Bohus ...Nurse #2
Ted Bohus Sr. ...Mayor
Joe Kanarek ...Extra
Bart Bartalos ...Extra
Cliff Rubin ...Extra
Jonathan Neil Harris ...Extra
Susan Harris ...Extra

» [more cast members]

Ted A. Bohus
John Dods
Tim Hildebrandt

Ted A. Bohus
John Dods
Douglas McKeown
Tim Sullivan

Paul Cornell
Michael Perilstein
Kenneth Walker

More Movie Taglines:
  • They Came To Earth To Feed On Human Flesh!
  • Mankind vs. the ultimate eating machine
Movie Quote(s):
  • [after being attacked by an enormous alien mouth] Kathy: What... the FUCK was THAT?
  • Pete: [picks up phone while half-asleep] hello? Oh, hi Frankie. [pause] Pete: Oh yeah, i woke up because the phone was so loud. [pause] Pete: Oh, that was my aunt. [short pause] Pete: Yeah, my aunt and uncle are visiting. [pause] Pete: What? [pause] Pete: What are you getting so worried about? [pause] Pete: Look, look, Biology isn't exactly my strongest point either. [pause] Pete: What about tonight? We can still go. [short pause] Pete: No, i told you, i said my folks have the car today, not tonight. [pause] Pete: What about your car? [pause] Pete: Oh. [pause] Pete: Look, if you want to get here by 6-6:30pm as soon as my folks got back, we can leave right away. [long pause] Pete: So walk on over later on this morning. [pause] Pete: Yeah, we can study. [pause] Pete: Perfect day for it. [long pause] Pete: So wear a gollashar and a big raincoat. [pause] Pete: And don't forget those skimpy notes if you can locate them. [laughs then pauses] Pete: And maybe, Ellen can come along too. [long pause] Pete: Oh yeah, why not? [pause] Pete: I thought you said she was good at this. [pause] Pete: Well call and find out! [knock on door] Pete: I'll be right down! [pause] Pete: Look, Frankie, they told you to forget that [thunderclap drains out dialogue] Pete: Look, if you want to study with me, you got to stick to the facts. [pause] Pete: Look, Balacalfski doesn't know what he's talking about. [pause] Pete: Look, if house flies originated on Jupiter, then how come they have the EXACT same enzymes and same nucleic acids as all living things on Earth? [long pause] Pete: I did read it, well, most of it. [pause] Pete: No, throw it away, burn it. [pause] Pete: Well, call it science fiction, because that's what it is. [pause] Pete: When you come on over later on i'll loan you Brokers Brain [pause] Pete: It's a book!
  • Aunt Millie: [the black cat in the house crossed her path] Where did he come from? Pete: That cat is crazy! Aunt Millie: [closes the basement door] What is with the basement this morning?
  • Aunt Millie: [looking at Bunny's ceramic animals] I've never seen this giraffe before. Bunny: He's new! Aunt Millie: He's big! Bunny: Don't you just love him? Aunt Millie: To pieces. Bunny: Do you know what I've always wanted? Aunt Millie: What? Bunny: A really handsome gorilla. Aunt Millie: A WHAT? Bunny: A gorilla! But, they don't seem to make fine ceramics of the great apes, for some reason. They are our nearest relations, you know, the great apes. But they never left the proverbial Garden of Eden like we did. Did you know he's a vegetarian? Aunt Millie: Who is? Bunny: The gorilla! No eating the flesh for him, no sir. He's peace-loving, and adorable! Aunt Millie: Good Lord. Mother, you're crazy.
Movie Trivia:
  • The effects of the mini-spawns slithering across the floor in the basement was achieved by cutting a "S" wriggle into the floor, and pulling the spawns along under the floor.
  • The mother spawn was constructed in the basement of effects artist John Dods. However, no one took the creature's size into consideration, so when they had to have it on set, they had to cut off one of the creature's heads to get it through a doorway, and reassemble it on set.
  • Gene Simmons of the band 'KISS' currently owns the prop severed head of the kid's mother. It was given to him by Tim Sullivan when he interviewed Simmons for "Fangoria" in 1983. Sullivan - who was a PA on this film - went on to produce Detroit Rock City (1999) and write and direct 2001 Maniacs (2005) and Driftwood (2006).
  • The film's original title was "The Deadly Spawn". However, distributors wanted to cash-in on the rumor that there was going to be a sequel to Alien (1979).
  • There's an unofficial sequel, Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor (1990). In many parts of Asia, it was distributed under the name "The Deadly Spawn 2: The Metamorphosis". Because Metamorphosis was made for millions of dollars more, and had much higher production values than the "Deadly Spawn" did, the producers wanted to separate them altogether.
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