Genre: Horror | Slasher
Country: Canada | Director: Paul Lynch
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 93mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 23.976fps – 1.93gb
Audio 2: Commentary with Director Paul Lynch, Writer William Gray,
Horror Historian Nathaniel Thompson, Moderated by Katarina Leigh Waters
Woman is raped at cocktail party. Years later, her son grows up to be a big hairy murderous monster who stalks a group of teens shipwrecked on his island.
This Canadian slasher is definitely one of the better slashers of the 1980s and is unjustifiably panned by everyone. When HUMONGOUS was released the biggest criticism against it was how predictable or derivative it was and it was dismissed as being just another slasher. Yes, there’s a very familiar feel to the story-line but most slashers are basically the same movie done over and over again. But the fact is HUMONGOUS actually tries to be different and in some ways, it succeeds in being different. HUMONGOUS is more the unofficial companion and has more in common to that other Canadian horror film, RITUALS, than to HALLOWEEN or FRIDAY THE 13Th. Both HUMONGOUS and RITUALS have almost the same kind of deformed killer who lives in the backwoods. The killer remains unseen until the very end. And there’s an obvious Canadian feel to both films.