Humongous 1982 Horror Film Any Good?

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  1. fceurich39

    fceurich39 Well-Known Member

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    It definitley has a cool coverbox but what about the film i did hear the vhs version is kind of dark what do you guys think
     
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    It is dark as hell...both the American and Canadian VHS tapes make it virtually impossible to tell what is going on. Still it is decent little slasher film.
     
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    Yeah, I've tended to notice that with Paul Lynch's films. Prom Night was very dark as well. To the point where you couldn't see much at all. Maybe it's the lighting he uses, but oh well. Thankfully Prom Night was brightened up a bit on the Anchor Bay DVD.

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  4. wago70

    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    It's good - back in the day, this film came rather late in the horror/slasher boom and we were expecting a little more than what was delivered. Still, it's a solid entry and well-made but not quite on par with FRIDAY THE 13TH or PROM NIGHT.
     
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    burieddeep Dr. Obrero

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    Shit. You never see the monster.
     
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    the last time I saw it was 1986. from what I remember it was an average film.
     
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    I was told once - in high school, I think it was - that "Humongous" was merely a re-envisioning of the "Scooby-Doo" series(!).
     
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    No news yet on a future DVD release of this title?
     
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    I know they are unrelated, but this Canadian little horror flick's title makes me think of the villian from Mad Max 2 (A Jason Vorhees, if you will, who watched what he ate, and when not terrorizing for gas, worked out a lot).
     
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    This is weird. I watched Humongous today after what, a zillion years?, and the movie wasn't pitch black as it used to be.
    My copy was a rip from the Embassy tape. The scenes with "Nick" were dark but I could still make out everything. I'm still confused over this because I was expecting total darkness.

    Either way, I enjoyed the re-visit and I'm still hoping for a decent DVD release someday.

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    One of my favorite poster/VHS art from the 80s :)
     
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    It's certainly been awhile with this Canuck beast, but I don't think I'll revisit it until it gets a proper DVD release with enough dynamic range to actually cast all those dark scenes in a new, uh, light. I hardly even remember anything from this other than that one of the leading men was really, really annoying, and that there was a lot of erratic weirdness to everyone's actions. Code Red, where are you?
     
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    I just watched this movie recently and liked it.It is hella dark though but it could be worse.I would for sure pick up a dvd if it was released.


    Sean
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. Code Red seems like the perfect candidate to properly release this movie.
     
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    I enjoyed Humongous, although the copy I saw (VHS rip again) was dark enough to make a few scenes almost non-existent. I like the back story and the setting, so that might be a big part of it.

    Anyone else find that whether or not a slasher is enjoyable tends to be dependent on whether or not the setting and/or motivations for the killer are things you enjoy? For example, I love backwoods stuff and I'll watch and almost always enjoy something with that setting.... Just Before Dawn, Rituals, The Prey, The Final Terror, even Humongous pretty much counts. So yeah, if you like the idea of a slasher with a big, deformed retard going after kids in a wooded setting, you'll dig this one. There's nothing to make it stand out that much, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
     
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    I always think odd things about blueberries since I saw this film years ago.
     
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    Ahaha, I had to think about that for about half a second before I got the reference. Too bad ginger chicks creep me out.
     
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    Hopefully a DVD release is coming. At least from some little company.
     
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    Wasn't somebody saying something about this being in legal limbo or something when it came to a DVD release? I'm pretty sure we were talking about it a few months ago when I first joined up here.

    But yeah, Code Red putting out a disc would be fucking fantastic... same with Rituals, but I think that's caught up with the same problem.
     
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    fceurich39 Well-Known Member

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    ahh one of the many embassy movies that still needs a region 1 release
    also these embassy movies i want to see hopefully someday on region 1

    the stepfather i think this will happen to show up on region 1 when the remake is released
    the video dead
    deadly blessing
    rituals
    death ship
    summer camp massacre
     
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    The Stepfather, Rituals and Humongous would all be immediate buys for me.

    Can somebody clear up what's going on with Humongous?
     

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