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Killdozer (1974)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 2 February 1974
A small construction crew on an island is terrorized when some strange spirit-like being takes over a large bulldozer, and goes on a killing rampage.

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Lloyd Kelly
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Chub Foster
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Construction workers building an airstrip on a small Pacific Island encounter an ancient non-material lifeform which has lived in the ruins of an ancient temple for millenia. The entity is of course malevolent and commandeers the earthmoving equipment to the general detriment of all concerned. Written by Bill Leue <leue@crd.ge.com>

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Everyone Knows a Machine Cannot Kill. Except the Machine. See more »

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Also Known As:

Rakka inseki no nazo: Kirudôzâ - Kotô no satsujin kikai  »

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Marvel Comics published an illustrated adaptation in "World Unknown" #6 (April 1974) by Gerry Conway, Dick Ayers, Ernie Chan, and Artie Simek. The adaptation drew elements from both the TV Movie and the original Theodore Sturgeon short story that appeared in the November 1944 issue of "Astounding Science Fiction." See more »

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The crew is located on an island 200 miles off the coast of Africa. In a scene where the bulldozer is lurking in the bushes, it looks like traffic is moving along a highway in the background, but in fact those vehicles are the two jeeps and the pickup truck making their way up the hill in the survivors' attempt to escape the Killdozer. The vehicles are seen twice beyond the bushes: once moving right to left on one part of the road, then a moment later moving left to right on a higher part of the road. See more »

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Lloyd Kelly: How do you go about killing a machine?
Dennis Holvig: A machine? It's too heavy to hang and it's too big to put in the gas chamber.
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Referenced in Daredevil: Dogs to a Gunfight (2016) See more »

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Well- it's better than the comic.
25 July 1999 | by (Indianapolis) – See all my reviews

I bought the comic book adaptation of this (some Marvel adaptation) for 10 cents years ago... after seeing the film, I'd say that that was worth a whole 25 cents.

I actually enjoyed the movie; it's another in the long line of preposterous "horror" flicks from the 70's wherein something that will NEVER be terrifying attempts to terrify people... and people actually get scared! I imagine movie execs ran out of disaster flick ideas, ran out of horror ideas, so decided to combine the two... lest they have to pay decent sums to script writers for better plots.

Combine with Atomic Train for a great double-bill about scary transportation devices that spans the decades...


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