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03-25-2005, 02:08 AM
slightly disappointed with this one. I've wanted to see it since I had the 'Cinemagic' issue where they talkked about how they did the monster/gore FX...It's cheesy, some terrible acting and plotting, but the monsters and gore were fantastic in a really sloch but inventive way, i really miss the latex monsters and gore. Proves they made better horror flix in the 80s than 90s or today (compare this to fucken 'cabin fever')...
Was it just me or are the opening credit titles out of focus?
This would prolly be a really good film to remake for today's multi-plex retard horror audience.
Don May Jr
03-25-2005, 07:59 AM
The opening titles ARE out of focus and, I believe, it is discussed in the commentary as a problem with the film when it was released (and one of the reasons for the alternate ending on the supplements that was created later). Low budget movie... low budget film printing, I guess! Haha!
03-25-2005, 08:27 AM
The right way to see this movie is in an inner city, 42ish Street, theater. That's the way I was able to see it when it was first released and I treasure the experience. You tend to over-look the cheesy effects when half the audience is freaking out in spanish. Come to think of it, maybe that's why so many beloved exploitation classics are classics.
03-25-2005, 10:15 PM
Don's right, during the commentary somebody says, "And here come our out-of-focus credits!" or something like that.
I saw THE DEADLY SPAWN theatrically at the tender age of 10 with my dad at the late, great UA Movies at Middletown (now the location of a Target- YAY!). It opened the same weekend as THE EVIL DEAD (also discussed in the commentary) and my dad was taking me to see that unrated epic, but the theater wouldn't let me in(I can still vividly remember the teenage ticket seller looking at me and saying, "He has to be 17!"), so we saw DEADLY SPAWN instead. THE DEADLY SPAWN will always remind me of those afternoon horror movie sessions at the UA during my youth with my dad, and I'm grateful that Don May did such a bang-up job with the DVD.
04-08-2005, 10:58 PM
THE DEADLY SPAWN is a classic! I remember first seeing clips from it on TERROR ON TAPE (another classic) and then wanting to see the movie but I could NEVER find it anywhere. Finally I found a video store that had it and I've loved it ever since. Synapse's DVD was fantastic too, the film never looked so good!
04-09-2005, 08:19 PM
I just watched the DVD yesterday and it was great. I never experienced it in the movies but just having the VHS copy through my high school years made watching this cleaned up version worth it.
I really dig the windowbox thing too.
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