Buy New
$34.99
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 9 left in stock.
Sold by MediaCloseout and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Mutant Monsters Triple Fe... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Mutant Monsters Triple Feature (The Dark / The Being / Creatures From the Abyss)

3.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Jul 31, 2007)
"Please retry"
3
$34.99
$29.99 $29.99

Geek Boutique 2016 Geek Boutique HQP

$34.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 9 left in stock. Sold by MediaCloseout and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Mutant Monsters Triple Feature (The Dark / The Being / Creatures From the Abyss)
  • +
  • Horror Collection (Waxwork / 976-EVIL II / Ghoulies III / The Unholy / C.H.U.D. II / Chopping Mall / Slaughter High / Class of 1999)
Total price: $41.58
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

The Dark Well-acted wild cross-genre mix of sci-fi and horror starring William Devane as a writer who takes a personal interest in a series of baffling decapitation murders in L.A., all of which seem to indicate some kind of supernatural force at work. Every night "The Mangler" stalks the streets, killing and mutilating one random victim. Also on the murder trail is a TV reporter (Cathy Lee Crosby), and a police detective (Richard Jaeckel), but despite their efforts only a mysterious psychic DeRenzy (Jacquelyn Hyde) knows what the killer really is. The Being Starring Martin Landau (Ed Wood) and Ruth Buzzy Directed by Jackie Kong (Blood Diner) An evil Being lurks in the local disposal dump attacking all in its wake. The Being, a genetic freak driven psychotic by radiation waste, mutilates and decapitates. The being leaves no survivors. Creatures From The Abyss Five bright young teenagers decide to go for a ride in a small rowboat on the open ocean. Strangely, they come across an abandoned yacht with mysterious biology laboratory! Two of the kids decide to make love on the boat, but radioactive plankton from the lab infects them. How will they escape when monsters begin running rampant on the boat?

Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: William Devane, Cathy Lee Crosby, Richard Jaeckel, Keenan Wynn, Warren J. Kemmerling
  • Directors: John Cardos, Massimiliano Cerchi, Jackie Kong
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Shriek Show
  • DVD Release Date: July 31, 2007
  • Run Time: 260 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000PC6Z2A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,751 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Mutant Monsters Triple Feature (The Dark / The Being / Creatures From the Abyss)" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Verified Purchase
What a great boxed set of low-budget sci-fi/horror films, ranging from the late 70's to the mid 90's. It was put out by Media Blasters/Shriek Show, and features decent to fine prints of all three movies, with a few extras thrown in to boot.

The Dark (1979) was the film for which I primarily bought this three pack of DVDs. I had great memories of seeing it on cable TV back in the early 80's, and don't believe I had seen it since. By the admission of the director himself during the included interview and commentary, it started out as more of a slasher horror flick that somehow evolved into an evil alien visitor from another world horror flick. And that evolution must have been pretty rocky, as it is glaringly obvious the two incongruous elements don't mesh particularly well. But that in itself is partly what makes the film so appealing to us lovers of cinematic cheese. By today's standards the action is sparse, the script is a bit all over the place, and the film does get bogged down at times with all the talking going on. But when the evil alien attacks, watch out! Great stuff, indeed.

The Being (1983) is another film I had seen on videotape very long ago, and frankly did not remember much about it. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it actually was. I found it to be more than a little reminiscient of some of those creature features from the 1950's (which I love), only with considerably more blood. Not done as a spoof, but as what seemed as sort of an homage to the genre, it was fast paced, well acted, and great fun. In many ways, it was probably the "best" of the three movies contained herein. It certainly appreared to have the best production values. And to top it off, a buddy of mine from school (Hi Ron!
Read more ›
Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
None of these are great films, they are mindless monster popcorn fare, 2 of the films The Dark and The Being, were made in 79, although the latter was shelved until 83. Creatures from the Abyss is a straight to video flick from 94. Despite the budget and age of the films, for me they are all fun light fare, and you have to love the care that Shriek Show/ Media Blasters puts into their product, I've been really impressed with the effort this company puts forth with all the low budget trash they release, the prints and transfers are always exceptional, and there is often fun extras as well. So if you are into drive in movies from the late 70's you won't find any that look any better than these, though you can likely find better films, but all and all not a bad escape from a rainy day.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
Shriek Show is a DVD company that packages old movies at reasonable prices. The reason that the prices can be good is because these are not great films, but rather cheapie horror or crime flicks. Recently, I watched all the movies in Shriek Show's Three-set, Mutant Monsters.

The first in the set that I watched was the one I had the least hope for, Creatures from the Abyss. While the other two movies boasted familiar star names, this foreign (obviously dubbed) movie offered a bunch of people with little name recognition. It is the tale of five college age kids who stumble upon a deserted yacht that is also an oceanographic lab. The kids fit generic film stereotypes: there is the prankster, the smart guy (you know he's smart because he wears glasses), the good girl, the dumb-but-chesty blonde and the blonde's sister, who seems to just be along for the ride.

There's a reason the boat is deserted; almost everyone on board has been killed by mutant fish that have been brought up from the very deep ocean and exposed to radiation. What's worse, as the hapless kids find out, is that exposure to the fish can lead to some nasty mutations for humans too. None of really makes much sense, but it is actually fun despite all its superficial deficiencies (bad effects, acting, writing, etc.).

Second in the set is The Being, a real yawnfest imitation of Jaws and various late-'70s enviromental horror movies. A local nuclear waste dump has somehow transformed a kid into a virtually indestructible man-eating creature. Martin Landau plays a scientist who tries to downplay the effects of dumping nuclear waste into the local water supply; Jose Ferrer plays the mayor who wants to downplay any problems.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
These films are fair but lack special features
The Dark- A decent movie certainly not the worst. It does get a little boring and the plot is kind of confusing. I almost fell asleep while watching. The alien is shown only at the end and is just a guy with a real big acne problem and shoots lasers from his eyes. Special features include Shriek Show trailers and that is it. 3 stars
The Being- This a fairly well film with a cool looking monster. This film does have nudity, sex, violence, and gore unlike The Dark. Another thing about this film is the ending (which I won't give away) which is pretty scary and suspenseful. Special features include Shriek Show trailers. 3.5 stars
Creatures from the Abyss- This is propably the wierdest film in history. It starts with some teenagers going out to sea in a small boat and getting stuck in a storm. They find a body drifting around and then come across an abandoned yacht with wierd experiments onboard. The next 20 minutes is just them having dinner, searching around, and finding a survivor who didn't even need to be in the movie. Finally something important happens: a sex scene which ends with the man having a mutant fish bursting out of his mouth. Overall the stupidest movie ever. Special featu... never mind you know. 2 stars
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums



What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video