IMDb Rating
Buried in the mud of countless centuries - something has begun to grow....
Directed By
Kenneth Hartford, Herbert L. Strock
Produced By
Kenneth Hartford, Garland Scott
Written By
Kenneth Hartford, Walter Roeber Schmidt, Garland Scott, Herbert L. Strock
James Mitchum, John Carradine, Philip Carey
Music By
Gene Kauer
Art Fitzsimmons, J. Wilder Mincey
Editing By
Michael Johnson

Distributed By
Academy International
Release Date(s)
18 September 1980 (Australia)
98 min
United States

Monstroid (also known as Monster) is a 1980 american natural horror film directed by Kenneth Hartford and Herbert L. Strock, and starring James Mitchum, John Carradine and Philip Carey.


When a small Colombian village is viciously attacked by a creature from a nearby lake, a corrupt chemical company sends a specialist (Jim Mitchum) to destroy the beast and cover up their involvement with its creation.


  • James Mitchum as Travis
  • John Carradine as Priest
  • Philip Carey as Barnes
  • Anthony Eisley as Pete
  • Andrea Hartford as Andrea
  • Glen Hartford as Glen
  • Coral Kassel as Girl in lake
  • Aldo Sambrell


  • The Legend That Became a Terror!
  • Part Animal ... Part Shark ... All Devil! It Hunts Humans on Land and Sea!
  • Buried in the mud of countless centuries - something has begun to grow....


  • Production began in 1971, but personnel, logistical and financial problems resulted in it being shut down. After several stops and starts over the years, it was finally completed and released in 1979.
  • Burgess Meredith, Aldo Ray, Cesar Romero and Keenan Wynn were all originally announced for this project.
  • Although producer Kenneth Hartford received directorial credit, in an interview with Tom Weaver cast member Anthony Eisley said Hartford had very little to do with it: Herbert L. Strock directed everything. Then later on Hartford shot a couple of scenes in Griffith Park with his kids and claims to have directed it. It's totally fallacious."


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Monstroid trailer

Monstroid trailer

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