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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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Cast overview:
Lloyd Kelly
Dennis Holvig
Chub Foster
Jules 'Dutch' Krasner
Mack McCarthy
Al Beltran


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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Six men ... playing a deadly game of cat and mouse ... With a machine that wants to kill them. See more »


Horror | Sci-Fi






Release Date:

2 February 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the short story that the movie was based on, the dozer was a Caterpillar model D7. The dozer was nicknamed 'Daisy Etta,' which resembles the Spanish translation of D7: 'De siete.' See more »


In the film's intro, an aerial view of the island said to be 200 miles from Africa shows it has one tree-covered hill surrounded by a sandy beach. Later, after the survivors of the initial attack flee up the hill, a much larger landscape can be seen in the background, including additional hills and, much further away, snow-covered mountains, revealing the filming site (probably in the hills outside Los Angeles). See more »


[finding an old photograph]
Jules 'Dutch' Krasner: Veronica Lake.
Mack McCarthy: What?
Jules 'Dutch' Krasner: Not what, man! Who! This is Veronica Lake. Didn't you ever hear of Veronica Lake? I wanna tell ya somethin'. This chick was cool before they invented the word.
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low budget classic that gets no respect, just stolen from
19 April 2004 | by (Minneapolis MN USA) – See all my reviews

I hunted this one for years, based on memories of terror in childhood. To finally see it again, for the first time since original airing, it was a treat. Hadn't realized how much the more recent "Virus" was borrowing from this. Clint Walker, still about 7 axe-handles wide, does his damnedest to complete an important job. It's no "Duel", but I'd take this over "The Car" (hate that crap, can't understand all the affection), "Virus" (like this, but with various "Hardware" steals), "Race With The Devil", and especially "Maximum Overdrive" (notice that they haven't let King direct again). It's simple, somewhat ludicrous, but quite effective little thriller. It's true that the story is immensely simplified from the original, but Theodore Sturgeon did the rewrite himself. Lovely parade of classic character actors, just adds to the fun. Proud to have it in my collection at last.

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