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The Being (1983)

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Director Jackie Kong, who later made the cult favorite Blood Diner (1987), directed this terrible monster movie for exploitation pioneer Bill Osco, who stars under the pseudonym "Rexx Coltrane." The plot concerns a mutant child who has become a monster after being exposed to toxic waste in a small Idaho town. Mortimer (Osco) wants to investigate a series of disappearances, only to have his efforts stymied by the town's mayor (José Ferrer), who is worried about the potential economic impact on the local potato industry. This abysmal horror film was made in 1980 and shelved for three years despite a cast which includes Oscar winners Ferrer and Dorothy Malone, Martin Landau, and Kinky Friedman. Other featured performers are Ruth Buzzi, Murray Langston ("The Unknown Comic"), and Kenny Rogers' wife (at the time), Marianne Gordon.

Cast

Martin Landau
as Garson Jones
José Ferrer
as Mayor Gordon Lane
Dorothy Malone
as Marge Smith
Ruth Buzzi
as Virginia Lane
Rexx Coltrane
as Mortimer
Jerry Marin
as Monster
Richard Marcus
as Joe The Lab Assistant
Roger Smith
as Tow Truck Driver
Dave Clark
as Customer In Diner
Bill Osco
as Rexx Coltrane
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A weak 80s monster flick with Martin Landau of all people.

January 29, 2008 | Rating: 1/4

Grungy, muddy-looking, and completely beholden to Alien for all its money moments, The Being is Z-grade schlock-slinging at its most obvious.

September 24, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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