Sunday, 25 November 2012

DVD review: The Deadly Spawn (1983)

A group of campers stumble upon the remnants of a meteorite and discover some fanged, worm-like creatures have hitched a ride to Earth. After the "camper" appetizer, the alien spawn take refuge in the basement of an isolated house… and get ready for the main course! With the people in the house now becoming the entrees of an intergalactic monster buffet, a group of teenagers, led by a small boy, decide to take this matter into their own hands… to stop the aliens from reproducing and rid the world of THE DEADLY SPAWN once and for all! The Deadly Spawn is written by Tim Sullivan, John Dods, Ted A. Bohus and Douglas McKeown who also is the director. The acting is pretty decent  but some of it is mediocre. The camerawork and editing is pretty good. It features a fair amount of tongue-in-cheek humor. The pacing is pretty good but the flick seems to lose its momentum a few times and those scenes are pretty boring. This is wonderfully gory fun with glorious creature special effects (all done practical) which looks original and is greatlooking. One of the many gory highlights is when the monster gnaws the skin right off of characters face.
There is no T & A in this even though one of the female characters have a see-through négligé.
This review is based upon the region 0 (Region All) DVD release from Synapse Synapse Films.
Rating: 6½ out of 7. The Deadly Spawn is a great independent creature feature, it isn´t scary but it´s very entertaining and fun to watch. The special effects are impressive and the kills are gruesome. Make sure to check to out this flick if you haven´t already. Highly Recommended!


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