They Bite (USA, 1996)


‘They live… They suck…’

They Bite is a 1996 American science fiction comedy horror film directed by Brett Piper (The Screaming Dead; Drainiac!; Queen Crab).


The film follows a similar premise to the plot of Roger Corman-produced horror exploitation classic, Humanoids from the Deep (1980), in depicting sea creatures coming to shore and attacking and mating with humans, but also contains the idea of a film-within-a-film device. Briefly released on VHS in the US by MTI, the film is currently unavailable on DVD.


Main cast:

Donna Frotscher, Nick Baldasare, Christina Veronica, Charlie Barnett, Ron Jeremy (Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead) George Mazzone, Alex Pirnie, Patrick Williams, Susie Owens, Roy A. Peddle, Blake Pickett, Jeremy Steele.



A film crew (Nick Baldasare plays the director ‘Mel Duncan’) are on location making a film Invasion of the Fishf*ckers – which happens to be a story about sea creatures coming ashore and attacking and mating with humans. Adult movie star Ron Jeremy is part of this film crew.They-Bite-2


Whilst they are making the film coincidentally the very thing they’re filming seems to be happening around them. Thus, there’s a blurring between reality and fiction…




Filming locations:

New Hampshire, USA

Panama City, Florida, USA




Categories: 1990s, alien, comedy horror, science fiction

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