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Blood Beach (1980)

Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature ... See full summary »

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Jeffrey Bloom

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Jeffrey Bloom (screenplay), Jeffrey Bloom (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Huffman ... Harry Caulder
Marianna Hill ... Catherine Hutton
Burt Young ... Sgt. Royko
Otis Young ... Lt. Piantadosi
Lena Pousette ... Marie
John Saxon ... Capt. Pearson
Darrell Fetty ... Hoagy
Stefan Gierasch ... Dr. Dimitrios
Eleanor Zee Eleanor Zee ... Mrs. Selden
Pamela McMyler ... Mrs. Hench
Harriet Medin ... Ruth Hutton
Mickey Fox ... Moose
Laura Burkett ... Girl in Sand
Marleta Giles Marleta Giles ... Girlfriend
Jacqueline Randall Jacqueline Randall ... 2nd Girl
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Storyline

Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? And is there any chance of it reproducing? Meanwhile, David Huffman and Mariana Hill are once-almost-married old friends, reunited over the death of her mother on the beach, and searching for clues in the abandoned buildings where they used to play when they were young. Written by Brian C. Madsen <bcmmovies@earthlink.net>

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Taglines:

It's a nice place to visit, but you don't want to die there. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La plage sanglante See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The setting was the Santa Monica (CA) State Beach, where the film was shot, but the habitat of the monster in the film also extends to sand at Venice Beach. See more »

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Clearly shown above Harry and Catherine's heads 34 minutes in. See more »

Quotes

[after finding a single eyeball on the beach]
Sergeant Royko: Hey, Harry! What color eyes your stewardess have... had?
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What is the name of the woman on the movie cover/poster? See more »

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Spoofs Jaws (1975) See more »

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Fools for Each Other
Words and Music by Guy Clark
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User Reviews

 
Just when you thought it was safe to think it's a horror movie!
6 February 1999 | by emmSee all my reviews

Sure, BLOOD BEACH sounded like a cool title to sell some tickets, but what are you expecting? It's more of a joke to consider this a horror movie because there is meaninglessness to why people sink in the sand. Is this my imagination or is it the film's fault? The true effects of horrifying chills and shivers are absent, making this cheesy beyond belief. Interesting about this one is the mystery behind what lies underneath the sandy beach, and until you finally discover WHAT the thing really is, you may be asking to yourself, "WHAT IS THAT THING CALLED?". Bloody scenes are fairly gruesome, but there's too little of them. Noteworthy is Jerry Gross, who distributed B-movie films, including the gross-out X-rated horror flick I DRINK YOUR BLOOD. Maybe things aren't so bloody here after all. Blecchh!!!


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