Humongous (1981)

35mm film, colour

A Canadian horror film directed by Paul Lynch.

Plot Summary

A woman is raped at a party and gives birth to a son who grows up to be a hulking monster who murders group of teenagers stranded on a remote island.


Director: Paul Lynch
Copyright 1981 Humongous Productions Limited in association with Manesco Films Limited
A Stevenson/Kramreither production. A Paul Lynch film
Executive Producer: Michael M. Stevenson
Producer: Anthony Kramreither
Screenplay: William Gray
Director of Photography: Brian R.R. Hebb
Editor: Nick Rotundo
Original Music Composed by: John Mills Cockell
Sound Recordist: Gerald King
Costume Designed: Matheson Media
Make-up: Louise Mignault
Hairdresser: Tom Booth
Humongous Make-up: Brenda Kirk
Special Effects Apparatus: Gordon Smith and The Gore Boys
Special Effects Director: Martin Malivoire
Supervising Art Director: Carol Spier
Art Director: Barbara Dunphy

Janet Julian (Sandy Ralston)
David Wallace (Eric Simmons)
Janit Baldwin (Carla Simmons)
John Wildman (Nick Simmons)
Joy Boushel (Donna Blake)
Shay Garner (Ida Parsons)
Page Fletcher (Tom Rich)
John McFadyen (Ed Parsons)
Garry Robbins (Ida's son)
Layne Coleman (Bert Defoe)
Mary Sullivan (teenage Ida)

Alternative Titles

Dog Island – Belgian video title
Il figlio del plenilunio – Italian television title
A Ilha dos Cães – Brazilian, Portuguese title
Kirottu salaisuus – Finnish title
La malédiction de l'île aux chiens – French title
O Monstro da Ilha – Brazilian title
Ostrvo smrti – Serbian Yugoslavian title
Pelkojen talo – Finnish title
Το κτήνος – Greek title
Выродок – Soviet Russian title
Гуманоид – Soviet Russian title

Extracts included in
42nd Street Forever, Volume 4: Cooled by Refrigeration (2009)
Humongous: Interview with David Wallace (2017)
Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horrorthon (2017)


The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.365, 366 – illustrated credits, review
Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.132-133