Humongous (1982)




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This plodding horror bore from Prom Night director (and one-time softcore porn-maker) Paul Lynch slogs through Friday the 13th territory with a tale of standard teen slasher-fodder falling victim to a shambling subhuman killer. This particular crop of annoying kids has stolen Daddy's boat for a sex-and-drug-filled orgy on a remote island. Sadly for them, the island is inhabited by packs of wild dogs and a shaggy Mongoloid. The Bigfoot-like behemoth is apparently the spawn of a savage coupling between a slavering rapist and a former female resident of the island. It lopes about, chopping and bludgeoning the teens (who are particularly obnoxious, even for a film of this sort). Whatever interest this deathly dull flick may have mustered is completely obscured by some of the murkiest cinematography on record; the fact that nearly every scene is shrouded in complete darkness may prove a blessing in disguise. The film's ad campaign sported the slogan "God help us," which could easily have been a plea from the film's financial investors. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Janet Julian
as Sandy Rawlston
David Wallace
as Eric Simmonds
Janet Baldwin
as Donna Blake
John Stuart Wildman
as Nick Simmonds
Joy Boushel
as Carla Simmonds
Layne Coleman
as Burt Defoe
Shay Garner
as Ida Parsons
Ed McFadyen
as Mr. Parsons
Garry Robbins
as Ida's Son
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Critic Reviews for Humongous

All Critics (5)

It deserves a better reputation than it has, but it's still not a lost classic: just a meat and potatoes horror flick.

Full Review… | July 8, 2013
Antagony & Ecstasy

Poorly directed, continuity errors, not scary.

July 31, 2003
Reno Gazette-Journal

A grim and dreary slasher-on-an-island retread.

July 25, 2002

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July 21, 2005

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May 19, 2005
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Audience Reviews for Humongous

A group of preppy Canadian teens borrow their father's yacht for a night of debauchery. They end up crashing on an isolated island which is known for its hermit of old lady and her many vicious guard dogs. After a few of the group disappear they discover the lady is gone and all her dogs dead. This is very much I'd imagine a Scooby Doo slasher to be like. Filmmed too very dark, none more black


The worst horror movie of the decade. There's nothing I can say that's good about this movie. Stay away from this one.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

The copy that I have (which is a VHS rip) is pretty dark, so it's difficult to tell what's going on a lot of the time. The thing is though it starts out interesting, then just gets boring for the rest of the movie. I think I watched the censored cut, as well.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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