If I’m every talking about ‘guilty pleasure’ horror films, there’s no way that I won’t bring up the blood-soaked bonkers flick from 1983, The Deadly Spawn. I still remember seeing this movie on a Saturday afternoon on regular TV when I was about 10……completely unedited, which blew my little adolescent mind (when I said blood-soaked earlier btw, I wasn’t kidding). Aside from the red stuff, the creature fx done by John Dods were actually top notch – considering the film’s overall lower budget feel. And now, there is a Kickstarter going on where you can pick up some newly sculpted figures that pay homage to Dods’ earlier work from The Deadly Spawn!
This project, started by Justin Ishmael, will feature a variety of options to choose from as far as what your pleasure is. James Groman (of Madballs fame) is sculpting the new tiny versions of The Deadly Spawn creatures, and you can get them either painted or unpainted. The goal is $20k, to be reached by September 27th. Right now, it’s at about $13k, so…..looking good! You can get plenty of more details HERE and place an order for your figure too! And if you haven’t seen The Deadly Spawn……what the hell are you waiting for???
What’s the best way to get you out of your Monday funk? By watching 15 minutes of pure over-the-top gory awesomeness from 1983’s ‘so bad it’s good’ alien schlockfest, The Deadly Spawn.
Now if you’ve never seen The Deadly Spawn, I’m hear to tell you that you’re completely missing out. What boggles my mind is that I remember watching this on basic TV in the afternoon, with full gore intact, when I was about 10-years-old. If you have a fetish for seeing old people get attacked and bitten by baby aliens with jagged teeth, then today’s your lucky day. Make sure to check out the clip around 7 minutes in if you want to see that madness unfold, but I highly recommend watching the whole 15 minutes.