Parasite (1982)

In this gory sci-fi outing, shot and originally released in 3-D, Dr. Paul Dean (Robert Glaudini) is a scientist living in the near future, after America has fallen under the control of a repressive paramilitary regime. Dean's research… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: March 12, 1982
DVD Release Date: January 11, 2000
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Parasite is lethargic between its terror scenes, making it a test of patience for all but the fanatical followers of horror cheapies.

Full review…
Scott Weinberg

About as horrifying as Miss Piggy covered in barbecue sauce.

Full review…

Parasite is one of the genre greats and somewhat of a classic, admittedly for all the wrong reasons.

Full review…
Derek Adams
Time Out

Uninspired actors intone a banal script, reduced by clumsy pacing to a minimum of suspense.

Full review…
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

This is the proverbial bottom-of-the-barrel; it really doesn't get much worse than this.

Full review…
Janet Maslin
New York Times

This is a badly acted B movie without much flair for involving its audience.

Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Makes Demi Moore's later crappy movies look like Casablanca.

Full review…
More reviews for Parasite

Flixster Audience Score: 12% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
This early Charles Band horror sci-fi kinda reminded me of early John Carpenter films, it does have a charm about it that shines even today. Set in the far… More
Matthew Ashworth
Why are so many modern horror films so cheesy? Honestly, this film is about an experiment that went wrong that produced oversized bacteria WITH TEETH that look… More