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The Deadly Spawn
The Deadly Spawn
Actors: Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco, Richard Lee Porter, Jean Tafler, Karen Tighe
Director: Douglas McKeown
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
R     2004     1hr 21min

A group of campers stumble upon the remnants of a meteorite and discover some fanged, worm-like creatures have hitched a ride to Earth. After the "camper" appetizer, the alien spawn take refuge in the basement of an isolat...  more »

     
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Actors: Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco, Richard Lee Porter, Jean Tafler, Karen Tighe
Director: Douglas McKeown
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Alien Invasion, Aliens
Studio: Synapse Films
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/26/2004
Original Release Date: 04/22/1983
Theatrical Release Date: 04/22/1983
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 21min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 14
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 12/13/2012...
Low budget (cost under $30,000) sci-fi/horror that delivers.

Movie Reviews

DEADLY SPAWN WEBSITE
Ted A. Bohus | Spawnville, NJ | 03/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hi, this is Deadly Spawn producer Ted A. Bohus. Thanks for all the great reviews! The DVD is doing really well thanks to all of YOU! Check out the Deadly Spawn website at www.deadlyspawn.net
On the website you'll find a synopsis, reviews, behind-the-scenes photos, Deadly Spawn tee-shirts, CD's and toys. Also info about my other films and magazine: SPFX (Special Effects Magazine). Hope to see you all there! Thanks again!"
Good gory Sci-fi fun!
John Lindsey | Socorro, New Mexico USA. | 09/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A meteorite crash lands in a mountain near a town, a deadly three headed alien creature that resembles a three headed certain male's genitalia with sharp teeth hides out in someone's basement so that it can unleash it's spawn to devour human beings. However a kid with four teens must battle these hideous creatures so they can escape.

Gory and violent independent Science Fiction horror thriller made on a shoestring budget and took a whole year to make was released in 1983 in theaters, became a sleeper hit and a instant cult classic for years. There's good acting for a b-movie, nice special effects ( years before CGI), a good music score, twist ending, cool creature designs and gore as well! Hihgly recommended if you enjoy horror and Sci-fi.

The DVD has great picture & sound quality and the extras are very good such as commentaries, still and advertising galleries, a hilarious home video, a comic book prequel, alternate opening and credit sequence, bios and trailer.

Also recommended: "Killer Klowns from Outer Space", " The Thing (1982 and 1951)", "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" ( Both versions)", " Alien Series", "Predator 1 & 2", " Alien vs. Predator", " Critters 1 & 2", "Evil Dead 1 & 2", " The Toxic Avenger", "Re-Animator", " Contamination", " The Faculty", " Day of the Dead", "From Dusk Till Dawn", " Insemenoid", " Dead & Buried", " War of the Worlds ( Both versions)", " The Blob ( 1988 and 1958)", " Night of the Creeps", " Lifeforce", " Starship Troopers", "Total Recall", " Dreamcatcher", " X-Files Movie", " Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor", " Creature ( 1985)", and "Xtro"."
Super Fun
B. M. Kunz | Los Angeles, CA USA | 10/29/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is the perfect example of filmmakers who were somehow able to hurdle budgetary restraints and make a very entertaining and likeable film. All things considered, the monster effects are actually quite good, and rather than being merely laughable, the creature(s) feel like a definite threat, resulting in some relatively intense scenes. In addition to this, the film is infused with some great dark humor, especially during a vegetarian ladies' luncheon. I had the opportunity to see this film on the big screen last year, and it was obvious by the audience reaction (and the Q&A afterwards) that the film was well received and is effective after all these years. Now thanks to a this DVD release from Synapse Films, a larger audience will hopefully be able to see this film, looking better than ever. Check it out."