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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 produced and directed a segment for Nightmare Cinema, the spine-tingling horror event of the summer. Previously, Mick 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 recent books “Snow Shadows,” “Tyler’s Third Act,” “Ugly” and “SALOME” are now out from Cemetery Dance. Mick also executive produced Unbroken for Universal Pictures, based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing