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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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Al Beltran
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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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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 much further away. See more »

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Jules 'Dutch' Krasner: What if it comes?
Dennis Holvig: We call for artillery support.
Lloyd Kelly: We got speed. We run and keep running till help gets here.
Dennis Holvig: That might not be for days. We gotta fight. We gotta find some way to total that thing!
Jules 'Dutch' Krasner: You can't kill a machine.
Dennis Holvig: [Sarcastically] Maybe we should appeal to its sense of decency and fair play?
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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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