More terrorific tales to keep my Horror month rolling. As a completely random grab I decided to give the 1996 Showtime "Roger Corman Presents" version of HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP a spin. The original broadcast appears to be the longest available version, so I was doubly intrigued to check it out. While nobody really needed a remake of the awesome original, I was actually really surprised by how much I liked this. It isn't a remake at all really, though yes, it does include some stock footage from the original.
Would it really be a Roger Corman exploitation of an older film without stock footage?
Anyways, there is a plot, but it is very typical monster movie trope-o-go-go. Some of the fisherman are dumping chemicals called SYNESTIN into the water to make extra bucks. Only issue is that the fishmen we saw earlier are actually a failed experiment to create SUPER SOLDIERS that are supposed to die out if not given the proper nutrients. They eat Synestin as luck would have it! Even that darn ROGEMAN gets in on the action.
Have a glass of Rogeman's SYNESTRIN and enjoy on a cool October night with a Pumpkin Ale or 5!