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Humanoids from the Deep

Released 1980
Distributor New World

Something fishy for sure! Human/salmon hybrid aquatic monsters are on the loose, menacing unclad buxom girls in a Pacific Northwest fishing community (most of whom were paid scale, get it?). New World Pictures’ popular follow up to Piranha was gorier and scuzzier and elevated 20 year-old Rob Bottin to the post of chief monster maker. NSFW!

About Mick Garris

Mick Garris will be Executive Producing a film for Universal called Unbroken. It is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing. Previously, Garris created the Masters of Horror hour-long cable series of fright films helmed by well-known genre directors, including himself.  Numerous screenplay assignments led to a career in directing, and he is perhaps best known for his long association with Stephen King, whose novels The Stand and The Shining have been translated by Garris into well-received mini-series. Mick authored the book, “Development Hell”, which can be ordered from Amazon.com at this link!  Mick’s latest books “Snow Shadows” and “Tyler’s Third Act” are now out from Cemetery Dance. A new novella, “Ugly”, and new Hollywood desert noir novel, “SALOME”, will be coming out this year.