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Humongous (1982)

  Tags: 80's, cheesy, creature feature, David Wallace, humongous, Janet Julian, Janit Baldwin, John Wildman, Joy Boushel, monster, Paul Lynch, POS movie

Your rating: None Average: 3 (2 votes)
Reviewer Rating: 
3

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Rating #: 
3/10
Director: 
Paul Lynch
Runtime: 
97 minutes
Cast: 
Janet Julian, David Wallace, Janit Baldwin, Joy Boushel, John Wildman


I read the cover before renting this film and I thought that even though the plot was a little clichéd that it might have potential. It also stated that it was by the makers of Prom Night, so I figured it couldn't be that bad. *sigh*.. silly me. The story was terrible and so was the directing. I feel ashamed having watched this. The movie really isn't as bad as I set it out to be. I mean, it was interesting but it seriously lacked in the script and lighting. More than half of the damn film was in the dark. I spent most of my time squinting at the TV tryin' to figure out what the hell was going on. I guess the director thought that if he had the film in the dark that it would build more suspense or something or maybe it was to cover the fact that it sucked? Either way, what a dumbass.

When the viewer has a hard time viewing any film it's considered a waste. I looked past all that though and kept on watching. At least trying to watch from what I could make out from the darkness. The people in this movie have got to be really stupid to have gotten their asses stranded on some deserted island with some freak monster. One thing that pissed me off about the film, aside from the lighting, was the fact that they barely showed the monster at all. We get a small glimpse of him at the end of the film and that's about it. What a complete waste. What's the use in having a monster when you're not gonna show him. Bah.

What I gather from the film, it's about a woman gets raped or something and I guess she has some freak kid for no real reason since the guy that raped her was just some drunk -- didn't make sense to me. Anyway, she is so ashamed of her freak-son that she makes him stay on the island until she dies. After she dies the son is forced to eat anything he can find and it so happens to be a bunch of dogs and animals on their private island. That is until those dumbass teens decide to get their asses stranded. What a horrible plot. I still can't totally figure it out. The reason for giving it a 3-rating instead of anything else lower was because it was somewhat interesting and I have to give a film credit when it somewhat keeps my interest. It's not a crappy film and it's not a good one, so I thought a 3 was fitting for this type of movie.

Just your average early-80s slasher/monster flick. Nothing special and you don't really even get to see the monster. Pass on this.

Posted on November 5, 2009 - 5:37pm | FrighT MasteR

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