A frustrated high school journalism teacher Wayne Connors (Alan Blanchard) links reports of ritualistic killings of house pets to a gory murder of a couple in their home near the Venice Beach canals. Scientist buddy Dr. John (J.C. Claire) identifies mud samples from the scene as “slithis” a radioactive material capable of absorbing and taking on the characteristics of living organisms. The police believe the continuing gory killings to be the work of a satanic cult and won’t listen to Connors. With the help of his girlfriend Jeff (Judy Motulsky), Dr. John, and diver Christopher Columbus Alexander (Mello Alexandria, PSYCHIC KILLER), Connors decides to set a trap for the beast but they may be in for a grisly surprise.
Code Red’s DVD is barebones other than a trailer but it is the first 16:9 anamorphic widescreen transfer of this great seventies mutant horror gem (those “dawn of video” video tape releases were dark as hell).