Pool-side Premiere Ethan Dexter swam past wear ing black pants, s uspenders, a nd rubber flippers. In the other pool, ten people in a six-man raft repeatedly yelled. "Man overboard.路路 " It's like a zoo." said Intramural Director Bob Whitehead, one of the few people not clad in brightlycolored swimwear. The campus' first-ever dive-in movie was about to begin. Even before the swim center opened, comments from the people standing in line hinted at the event's success. "You know what I think, I think this should be nude." said a student who had a beach towel draped over his head. "I have my goggles on, let's go," yelled a man wearing shorts who had an air mattress under each arm. Other people s hivered in the 40-degree weather. Once inside. those who hadn't brought their own toys raced for the four rafts rented from the Outdoor Program, and the innertubes supplied by the swim center.
To form a screen, SUB Films, which co-sponsored the film with the swim center, taped paper on the wall opposite the balcony where the projector was located . The humanoids from the UI were about to meet the " Humanoids from the Deep." It wasn't apparent which species would come out on top. A sign that hung in the window of the swim center for two weeks prior to the event explained the 1983 release was "Rated R due to sex, violence, and bad plot." The crowd seemed anxious to see it despite the warning. " It's something new." said Glenn Bowers from the pool. ''I'm surprised nobody's come up with it before." Most of the viewers crowded into the center's shallower pool because it was closer to the screen and warmer. Roy Kinner, one of the 10 lifeguards on duty, paced the pool's side a nd cautioned a teenager not to run. Above his h ead the
ocean-dwelling humanoids continued to terrorize people with their scaly, glistening skin, teethy, dripping, basketball-sized mouths and exposed brains. The pool-dwellers let out a roar at the first appearance of a humanoid. When the crowd settled down, the poor acou stics became evident. "You can't understand what they're saying,'' Dwayne Valentine commented, "bu t the movie's so bad I don't think anyone cares." On screen the humanoids were periodically popping up from the sea to dismember men and rape young, big-breasted women . Th e audience gasped and screamed. But most people only seemed a little cold, and not emotionally affected as the movie ended to cheers. The crowd headed for the locker rooms. The UI humanoids roamed the land once more. 0 A face flushed with terror looks down from the wall in the swim center. Students paid S2 to watch the movie Humanoids from the Deep.
1986 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 84 - University of Idaho Yearbook