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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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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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This film later gained renewed interest and ultimately cult status when it was the subject of jokes on both Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) and The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009). See more »

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As the construction crew leaves the camp that was destroyed by the bulldozer and drive away, you can see the shadow of the very tall crane the camera is mounted on. See more »

Quotes

Lloyd Kelly: The D9er's harmless now. It's outta fuel, racked up there somewhere, so we leave it be and let the company engineers come in and find the bugs in it later.
Dennis Holvig: And if you're wrong?
Lloyd Kelly: Tomorrow's gonna be another tough day.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Satan's School for Girls (2010) See more »

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Possessed bulldozer goes on killing rampage
28 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this as a kid nearly 40 years ago. Other boys and I were captivated by it, we discussed it at school for a week! Recently I saw it on YouTube and I felt compelled to comment. The story centers around six construction workers on some digging project on "an island 200 miles off the coast of Africa". They hit a strange meteorite which is possessed by an electromagnetic alien lifeform (?) which transfers its energy lifeforce to the D9 bulldozer which struck it. Now possessed, the D9 emits a faint hum as it storms around the island killing off the men one by one.

The story is a decent one for the sci-fi/horror genre. There are a few silly moments, like when one man sits stoically in the jeep as the D9 trundles toward him to flatten him. Why not jump out and run away? Sure he was drunk but even inebriated I think he could have outrun a bulldozer whose top speed is 4 miles an hour.

The special effects are minimal so instead the movie focuses on its story, something which I wish more movies did so these days, rather than relaying on special effects exclusively. it's worth watching if you stumble across it.


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