Count Rickula's Favorite Eco-Horror Films

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1.
Jaws (1975)
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When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (124 mins.)
 
2.
King Kong (1933)
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A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. Then he's captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. (100 mins.)
 
3.
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
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A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study. (79 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
4.
Godzilla (1954)
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American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. (96 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
5.
The Birds (1963)
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A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. (119 mins.)
 
6.
Them! (1954)
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The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization. (94 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
7.
Jurassic Park (1993)
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During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
 
8.
Tarantula (1955)
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A spider escapes from an isolated desert laboratory experimenting in giantism and grows to tremendous size as it wreaks havoc on the local inhabitants. (80 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
9.
Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)
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Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his... (97 mins.)
 
10.
The Alligator People (1959)
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A woman in a hypnotic state recounts to two doctors the details of a horrific experience from her past life that began with the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband. (74 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
11.
Revenge of the Creature (1955)
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Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes. (82 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
12.
The Abominable Snowman (1957)
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A kindly English botanist and a gruff American scientist lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti. (91 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
13.
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
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A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it. (72 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
14.
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
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A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again. (89 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
15.
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
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A giant, radioactive octopus rises from the Philippine Trench to terrorize the North American Pacific Coast. (79 mins.)
Director: Robert Gordon
 
16.
The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)
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Giant mollusk monsters attack California. (84 mins.)
Director: Arnold Laven
 
17.
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
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A scientist captures the Creature and turns him into an air-breather, only for him to escape and start killing. (78 mins.)
Director: John Sherwood
 
18.
The Killer Shrews (1959)
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On an isolated island, a small group of people are terrorized by giant voracious shrews in the midst of a hurricane. (69 mins.)
Director: Ray Kellogg
 
19.
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
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A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City. (80 mins.)
Director: Eugène Lourié
 
20.
Night of the Demon (1980)
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Professor Nugget and his students try to track down Bigfoot, but end up uncovering something more sinister at work. (92 mins.)
Director: James C. Wasson
 
21.
Grizzly (1976)
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A fifteen-foot-tall grizzly bear terrorizes a state park, leaving it up to a park ranger to save the day. (91 mins.)
Director: William Girdler
 
22.
Mysterious Island (1961)
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During the Civil War a group of Union soldiers and two Confederates escape the stockade using a hot air balloon and end up on a strange Pacific island. (101 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
 
23.
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
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Apelike aliens build a robotic Godzilla to destroy Japan, and the true Godzilla may not be powerful enough to destroy it. (84 mins.)
Director: Jun Fukuda
 
24.
Tremors (1990)
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Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Underwood
 
25.
Night of the Lepus (1972)
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Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the southwest!! (88 mins.)
 
26.
King Kong Escapes (1967)
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King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan. (104 mins.)
Director: Inoshiro Honda
 
27.
Piranha (1978)
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When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal. (94 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
28.
The Stuff (1985)
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A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world. (87 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
29.
Alligator (1980)
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A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage. (91 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
 
30.
C.H.U.D. (1984)
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A bizarre series of murders in New York City seems to point toward the existence of a race of mutant cannibals living under the streets. (88 mins.)
Director: Douglas Cheek
 
31.
Eaten Alive (1976)
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A psychotic redneck who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel. (91 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
32.
The Giant Claw (1957)
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Global panic ensues when it is revealed that a mysterious UFO is actually a giant bird that flies at supersonic speed and has no regard for life or architecture. (75 mins.)
Director: Fred F. Sears
 
33.
Splinter (2008)
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Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror. (82 mins.)
Director: Toby Wilkins
 
34.
The Corpse Grinders (1971)
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When the Lotus Cat Food Company finds itself in financial trouble, the owners decide to find a new, cheap source of meat -- the local graveyard... (72 mins.)
Director: Ted V. Mikels
 
35.
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
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Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize... (80 mins.)
Director: Barbara Peeters
 
36.
Squirm (1976)
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A storm causes some power lines to break and touch the ground, drawing millions of man-eating worms out of the earth, and into town where they quickly start munching on the locals. (92 mins.)
Director: Jeff Lieberman
 
37.
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A pharmaceutical company captures King Kong and brings him to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles a recently released Godzilla. (97 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
38.
The Black Scorpion (1957)
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Volcanic activity frees giant scorpions from the earth who wreak havoc in the rural countryside and eventually threaten Mexico City. (88 mins.)
Director: Edward Ludwig
 
39.
Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
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Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process. (82 mins.)
Director: Motoyoshi Oda
 
40.
The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)
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A documentary-style drama about the "Fouke Monster", a Bigfoot-type creature that has been sighted in and around Fouke, Arkansas since the 1950s. (90 mins.)
 
41.
Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  
A professor and three of his students camp out in the wilderness to find a Bigfoot-type creature. (91 mins.)
 
42.
Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976)
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A man accidentally learns that he has a mystical connection with sharks, and is given a strange medallion by a shaman. Becoming more and more alienated from normal society, he develops an ability to communicate with sharks telepathically, setting out to destroy anybody who harms sharks. People enter into his strange world to exploit his weird passion, and he uses the animals to gain revenge on anybody who double crosses him. (91 mins.)
Director: William Grefé
 
43.
The Day of the Triffids (1962)
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After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals. (93 mins.)
Director: Steve Sekely
 
44.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda. (129 mins.)
 
45.
The Spider (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Teenagers from a rural community and their high school science teacher join forces to battle a giant mutant spider. (73 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
 
46.
Man Beast (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
Connie Hayward mounts an expedition into the Himalayan Mountains looking for her brother, who has not... (67 mins.)
Director: Jerry Warren
 
47.
Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
A backwoods game warden and a local doctor discover that giant leeches are responsible for disappearances and deaths in a local swamp, but the local police don't believe them. (62 mins.)
 
48.
Beginning of the End (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
Audrey Ames, an enterprising journalist, tries to get the scoop on giant grasshoppers accidentally created at the Illinois State experimental farm... (76 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
 
49.
Slugs (1988)
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Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community. (92 mins.)
Director: J.P. Simon
 
50.
Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
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Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, murderous giant crabs. (62 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
51.
The Wasp Woman (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A cosmetics queen develops a youth formula from jelly taken from queen wasps. She fails to anticipate the typical hoary side- effects. (73 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
52.
Arachnophobia (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill. (103 mins.)
Director: Frank Marshall
 
53.
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
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Aboard a British train, mysterious fortune teller Dr. Schreck uses tarot cards to read the futures of five fellow passengers. (98 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
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54.
King Kong (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow. (187 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
55.
Rogue (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island. (99 mins.)
 
56.
Piranha 3D (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents. (88 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
 
57.
Stanley (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A young Seminole Indian uses his rattlesnake to take revenge on all those he believes have wronged him. (108 mins.)
Director: William Grefé
 
58.
Willard (2003)
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A young man with an unusual connection to rats uses them at his own sociopathic will. (100 mins.)
Director: Glen Morgan
 
59.
Monkey Shines (1988)
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A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master. (113 mins.)
 
60.
Daikaijû Gamera (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
From out of the arctic comes a gigantic flying, fire-breathing turtle that sets its sights on destroying Tokyo. (78 mins.)
Director: Noriaki Yuasa
 
61.
Piranha Part Two: The Spawning (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort. (84 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
62.
The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
A giant lizard terrorizes a rural Texas community with a heroic teenager attempting to destroy the creature. (74 mins.)
Director: Ray Kellogg
 
63.
Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
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A variety of horrible poisonous spiders get exposed to a noxious chemical that causes them to grow to monumental proportions. (99 mins.)
Director: Ellory Elkayem
 
64.
From Hell It Came (1957)
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A wrongfully accused South Seas prince is executed, and returns as a walking tree stump. (71 mins.)
Director: Dan Milner
 
65.
Lake Placid (1999)
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Three people attempt to stop a gigantic crocodile, who is terrorizing residents in Black Lake, Maine. (82 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
 
66.
The Capture of Bigfoot (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
A series of killings occur, with no suspects, the locals soon decide that Bigfoot is responsible. (92 mins.)
Director: Bill Rebane
 
67.
Empire of the Ants (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
A con artist tries to sell bogus real estate deals in an area overrun by giant ants. (89 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
 
68.
Jaws 2 (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters. (116 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
 
69.
The Great Alligator (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Tourists on a tropical island anger an island god, who turns himself into a giant alligator and stalks them. (90 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino
 
70.
Cujo (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town. (93 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
 
71.
Konga (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Dr.Decker comes back from Africa after a year, presumed dead. During that year, he came across a way of growing plants and animals to an enormous size... (90 mins.)
Director: John Lemont
 
72.
The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
The monster, which looks like a nastier version of "The Creature from the Black Lagoon," invades a sleepy lighthouse town... (71 mins.)
Director: Irvin Berwick
 
73.
The Food of the Gods (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
A group of friends travel to a remote Canadian island to hunt, only to be attacked by giant killer animals which have populated the place. (88 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
 
74.
The Host (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. (120 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
75.
The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
Giant spiders from another dimension invade Wisconsin. (84 mins.)
Director: Bill Rebane
 
76.
Sharknado (2013 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. (86 mins.)
 
77.
Orca (1977)
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A hunter squares off against a killer whale seeking vengeance for the death of its mate. (92 mins.)