Humanoids from the Deep
Directed by Barbara Peeters, Jimmy T. Murakami
In this gory low-budget shocker from the Roger Corman stable, genetically treated salmon escape the plant and are eaten by coelacanths, who mutate into humanoid monsters with giant craniums and sharp claws. The creatures begin attacking teen couples, killing the boys and mating with the girls (in some pretty graphic monster-rape scenes), creating total pandemonium at the annual salmon festival.
Half man, half fish terrorize a small fishing village in this Roger Corman shocker.
Cast: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow, Cindy Weintraub
Good, but resolution would've been nice
Roger Corman, man. Can't be beat.
I think this movie is a good 80s monster mash up. The monsters look like the love child of Lovecraft and the guy who did Creature from the Black Lagoon. Great gore effects and kills. It was good to see characters that fought back. I though the side plot about the towns politics was kind of interesting, as well as the scope and town setting. It does suffer from cliches and the nudity is for an acquired taste. I do wonder if this film is a love felt imitation or straight rip off of Jaws and The Fog. All in all a good, quick horror.
lol. Decently entertaining but dumb-as-rocks B-movie. It has a good eco-horror message, but it's also the same message as Jaws and Piranha. In fact, this is basically the same movie as Jaws, or Piranha, or Creature from the Black Lagoon. Except it doesn't have the competence of Jaws or the humor of Piranha. But if you want dumb people getting eaten by fish-men, go right ahead.
The last 25 minutes are absolute mayhem. Just skip to that, and you will see why this movie is so beloved.