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Slithis

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A nuclear leak creates a mutant Slithis sea monster, which terrorizes the variety of pets, winos, and hippies who hang around Venice, California. Made in 1977 for $100,000, director Stephen Traxler takes the traditional sea monster idea created with Creature From the Black Lagoon, and creates a campier atmosphere, while filling as much gore and even nudity as he can get away with into the then PG-rated film.


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Product Details

  • Actors: Alan Blanchard, Judy Motulsky, J.C. Claire, Dennis Falt, Mello Alexandria
  • Directors: Stephen Traxler
  • Writers: Stephen Traxler
  • Producers: Stephen Traxler, Dick Davis, Paul Fabian
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Code Red
  • DVD Release Date: June 1, 2010
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003IPHWA0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,201 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Slithis" on IMDb

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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By D. Steigman on July 1, 2010
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I bought this without ever seeing it since I like campy cheesy movies such as It Conquered the World, Navy vs the Night Monsters, Creature from Black Lake, the Giant Spider Invasion, Crater Lake Monster etc
Slithis aka Spawn of the Slithis was a modest amount of fun. I did like the monster in it..there are a some tedious parts but overall it is right there along the lines of the Don Dohler films like The Alien Factor. There is some gore, but nothing really disgusting & there is a bit of mild nudity...
The monster is created from a Nuclear Leak. This creature eats, kills animals and people. Simple enough, so for nearly 90 minutes the monster terrorizes ..
I didnt think it was too bad..well my standards going in were below average & this met them. Good campy B monster movie. Call it a poor man's Creature from the Black Lagoon.
The transfer is widescreen and is about as clear as a print that you will ever see as far as this movie goes..
Its no classic but if you like cheesy B movies that I listed above you should give it a try if youve never seen it. Avoid the VHS tape if you want to rent it - it is way too dark..if youre going to rent it, see this DVD ..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hose Nose (aka Jinzo Ningen) on December 26, 2013
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A bargain sub-basement, Z-grade "Creature From The Black Lagoon" rip-off, done 70's Grindhouse style. Not for the casual monster movie lover. You almost have to be a fan of this obscure film or else a certified masochist to want to punish yourself by seeing it. It's so awful that it almost dares you to watch it, just to be certain that it truly deserves its reputation of being so obscure, forgotten, and rotten. It's like having a cold sore and touching it with your tongue: you know it's gonna hurt but you do it anyways just to check.

Now I'm the kind of guy who loves these types of Z-grade films, so I was filled with a Christmas morning-level of joy when I happily discovered that SLITHIS had received a legitimate DVD release. I instantly ordered myself a copy of this cinematic atrocity, joyfully added it to my collection of celluloid excretia. Screening it again after so many years I can confirm that sure it enough, it really truly does completely and totally suck - in every possible way. Dig it! A plot thinner than a human hair, apparently written by a chimp who could more or less type, filmed through a scratchy lens smeared with Vaseline, directed by burnout on a 3-day crystal meth bender, edited with a chainsaw, and starring no one you'll ever see again (Thank GOD!). It's just absolutely wonderfully wretched! SLITHIS rules! Bring on the pain! (You have been warned!)
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bartok Kinski on June 11, 2010
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Spawn of the Slithis (1978) is really a pretty cheesy movie and can barely hold your attention throughout but Bad Movie buffs will love it.

This is a cheesy movie about a nuclear, mutant sea monster. Not that great of movie, but you will get a few laughs at the cheesiness of the awesome sea monster. This is for any classic sea monster movie fan. It has the essence of Godzilla except with a then modern 1970's touch.

Win Condict is the the Monster or the alien, and he spawns thousands of little ones in a very unique way.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Christopher L. Johnson on July 11, 2011
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I was 10 years old when my younger brothers and I talked mt mother into seeing this movie. We saw it a drive-in thats no longer there. I remember watching the movie up to the point of Slithis biteing this young chicks tit. Not graphic to todays standards by far but my mom freaked out. Next thing I know the speaker is tossed out the window and she was leaveing a trail of gravel a mile long. I just remember her screaming OH MY GOD!!!. Its takin 34 years to see the end of this flick! My life is now complete!! As to the movie its a c- flick. I think of alot better horror flicks and alot worse. As for me its a movie that is a great addition to my collection. ENJOY!
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Spawn of the Slithis (1978) is really a pretty cheesy movie and can barely hold your attention throughout but Bad Movie buffs will love it.

This is a cheesy movie about a nuclear, mutant sea monster. Not that great of movie, but you will get a few laughs at the cheesiness of the awesome sea monster. This is for any classic sea monster movie fan. It has the essence of Godzilla except with a then modern 1970's touch.

Win Condict is the the Monster or the alien, and he spawns thousands of little ones in a very unique way.
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Not really, But a good movie, if your into low budget monster movies, It's more along the lines of Monster Of Piedras Blancas..
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