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Monster Gallery: The Deadly Spawn (1983)

Spawn from Outer Space


A meteor falls in the woods near an unspecified town of America. In the tradition of The Blob, the meteor actually houses a visitor from outer space: the Deadly Spawn. Devoid of any eyes, the fleshy creature hunts by sound, using its more than toothy mouth to mince its preys to death. Ted A. Bohus, the producer of the film, commented on the idea behind the film: “I came up with the idea for The Deadly Spawn in 1979 after reading a National Geographic magazine, about seed pods brought back from the Arctic. They were thawed and grown. The seeds were thousands of years old. Why not put a ‘seed pod’ inside a meteor and have it crash, thaw and grow on Earth?”

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