The Being (1981)

USA, 1980
35mm, colour
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Jackie Kong.

Plot Summary

Toxic waste has mutated a young boy into a monster which is on the rampage and killing the citizens of a small town.


Directed by: Jackie Kong
© MVMLXXXI [1981] Bad Dream, Inc.
A Bill Osco production. A Jackie Kong film
Produced by: William Osco
Written by: Jackie Kong
Director of Photography: Robert Ebinger
Editorial Supervision: David Newhouse
Music Composed and Realized by: Don Preston
Sound Mixer: Ron Judkins
Costume Design (opening credits) Costume Design and Wardrobe (closing credits): Sarah Bardo
Hair Stylist and Make-up: Alistair Mitchell
Make Up/Special Effects: Mark Bussan
Special Effects Make-up: Tom Shouse
Special Effects: John Eggett
Art Director: Aleka Corwin

Martin Landau (Garson Jones)
José Ferrer (Mayor Gordon Lane)
Dorothy Malone (Marge Smith)
Ruth Buzzi (Virginia Lane)
Marianne Gordon (Laurie)
Rexx Coltrane [real name: William Osco] (Detective Mortimer Lutz)
Murray Langston (Arn)
Kinky Friedman (Willis)
Johnny Dark (John)
Kent Perkins (Officer Dudley)
Roxanne Cybelle [also credited on the same print as Roxanne Cybelle Osco] (Suzie)
Ellen Blake (Jenny)
Jerry Maren (monster)
Eric Helland (doper #1)
Bill Rawlinson (doper #2)
Richard Marcus (Joe the lab assistant)
Nancy Osco (woman motorist)
Jay Sherlock, James Simmerman, John Elliott (golf buddies)
Tracy Barry (newswoman)
Patrick Cunningham (drive-in cashier)

Alternative Titles

Easter Sunday
Iljetys – Finnish title
The Pottsville Horror


Horror Films of the 1980s by John Kenneth Muir pp.297-299 – credits, synopsis, review