Return of the Aliens: The Deadly Spawn (1983)

Return of the Aliens: The Deadly Spawn





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Deadly Spawn was itself spawned from an idea in Alien, as it focuses on eel-shaped monsters that grow in a family's basement after arriving on earth in a meteor shower. When hungry, they eat whatever family members become available. The young hero's bedroom in the house is decorated with posters and masks from monster movies, an indication of his avocation in life, and his invention of a "monster zapper" may just come in handy when the monsters' appetites and reproductive abilities threaten to … More

Rating: R
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: John Dods, Ted A. Bohus, Douglas McKeown
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 26, 2004
21st Century Film Corporation



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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | November 23, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

I know, it's all in the name of B-movie fun, yet it's difficult to get into an enterprise that appears to fall asleep on occasion, doing extraordinarily little with a promising concept.

Full Review… | February 26, 2012

Full Review… | February 25, 2012
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The Deadly Spawn is one terrific alien film that has hints of old school 1950's sci fi horror. The film is a low budget horror film that works well because it doesn't take itself seriously for one second, and you gotta love the amounts of gore in the film. The Deadly Spawn is the perfect film for any gore fan. The films strength is in the gore and of course because it's a low budget film, the acting isn't that great. But man is this film entertaining. I was expecting something awful with this film, but to my surprise, it was pretty good considering the simplistic story, effects and not so good acting. For fans of independent horror films, The Deadly Spawn is the perfect film to watch. The film is very entertaining, and though it's not perfect, the film manages to be a memorable addition to genre and is a film that Sci Fi horror fans should see. Sometimes, you have to appreciate a films imperfections, and in the case of The Deadly Spawn, its proves to be to be true. The delivery of good gore makes this a blast, and it makes a somewhat mediocre film into a really good one because The Deadly Spawn is simply a fun, thrilling and above all entertaining film. This film is a must see for every horror fan, a wonderful low budget monster alien flick that delivers wicked gore.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


Bloody creatures with lots of teeth! Ouch! It's a classic indie monster horror flick from the 80's. Too gruesome for me.

Lafe Fredbjornson

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