Screamers

  • 1978
  • Movie
  • R
  • Science Fiction

One of the more memorable ripoffs in recent horror film history, this pretty dreadful Italian monster movie was picked up by New World for distribution in the US. To spice up the rather dull film the studio added a 12-minute prolog featuring Mel Ferrer and Cameron Mitchell, and then a few gore scenes of a crazed fishman killing some folks. The company then...read more

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One of the more memorable ripoffs in recent horror film history, this pretty dreadful Italian monster movie was picked up by New World for distribution in the US. To spice up the rather dull film the studio added a 12-minute prolog featuring Mel Ferrer and Cameron Mitchell, and then a

few gore scenes of a crazed fishman killing some folks. The company then packaged the film with a poster showing an eyeless, skinless, screaming man with nothing but sinew and veins for a body. The tag line reads, "Warning: In this film you will actually see a man turned inside out!" That, of

course, is a bold-faced lie, since no such event occurs. The plot features Cotton as the stereotypical mad scientist on a deserted island, who creates a race of fishlike mutants to serve the island's megalomaniacal owner, Johnson. The "fishmen" are in training to recover the lost fortune of

Atlantis. Barbara Bach, as Cotton's daughter, is on hand mainly to appear in soaking wet clothes and to communicate telepathically with the gilled creatures. The whole thing is silly and the fishmen costumes are laughable. The inserted gore effects are also poorly done and certainly aren't worth

wasting your time over.

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  • Released: 1978
  • Rating: R
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