Humanoids from the Deep

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Humanoids from the Deep (1980, USA) is a Eco-Terror film directed by Barbara Peeters.


Main Details

  • Released in 1980
  • Color
  • Running Time: 80 Min
  • Distribution Co: New World Pictures
  • Directed by Barbara Peeters, Jimmy T. Murakami (uncredited)
  • Produced by Martin B. Cohen, Roger Corman (Exec Prod)
  • Written by Frederick James, Frank Arnold (story), Martin B. Cohen (story)
  • Starring Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow, Lynn Schiller
  • Music by James Horner
  • Cinematography by Daniel Lacambre
  • Edited by Mark Goldblatt


  • They hunt women. But they're not human. Not for killing. For mating.


Executive producer Roger Corman said Peeters' version of the film lacked the required exploitative elements needed to satisfy its intended audience. In post-production, Corman said Peeters had done an outstanding job in filming the death scenes involving male characters, but all of the rape scenes had been left "shadowy" or used cutaways before the attacks occurred. Second unit director James Sbardellati, who later directed Deathstalker, was hired to enliven the film; he filmed explicit scenes in which the humanoids rape women. (Wikipedia)

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