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Eaten Alive ()


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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... See more »

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Judd
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Harvey Wood
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Miss Hattie
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Faye
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Roy
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Sheriff Martin
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Clara
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Angie
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Buck
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Libby Wood
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Lynette (as Janus Blyth)
Betty Cole ...
Ruby
Sig Sakowicz ...
Deputy Girth
Ronald W. Davis ...
Country Boy
Christine Schneider ...
Waitress
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The Cowboy
David Carson ...
Marlo (as David 'Goat' Carson)
Lincoln Kibbee ...
First Guy in Bar
James Galanis ...
Second Guy in Bar
Tarja Leena Halinen ...
Miss Hattie's Girl
Caren White ...
Miss Hattie's Girl
Valerie Lukecart ...
Miss Hattie's Girl
Jeanne Reichert ...
Miss Hattie's Girl
Scuffy ...
Snoopy

Directed by

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Tobe Hooper

Written by (WGA)

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Alvin L. Fast ... (written by) and
Mohammed Rustam ... (written by) (as Mardi Rustam)
 
Kim Henkel ... (screen adaptation)

Produced by

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Alvin L. Fast ... co-producer
Larry Huly ... associate producer
Robert A. Kanto ... associate producer (as Robert Kantor)
Mohammed Rustam ... executive producer / producer (as Mardi Rustam)
Samir Rustam ... associate producer

Music by

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Wayne Bell
Tobe Hooper

Cinematography by

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Robert Caramico ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Michael Brown

Editorial Department

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Andy Ruben ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Edward R. Morse ... (as Eddie Morse)

Art Direction by

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Marshall Reed

Set Decoration by

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Michael Wiegand ... (as Mike Wiegand)

Makeup Department

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Craig Reardon ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Beth Rogers ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Sheldon Lee ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jefferson Kibbee ... second assistant director (as Jeff Kibbee)
Louie Lawless ... second assistant director
Ron Smith ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Richard Gillis ... assistant property master
Marshall Reed ... set designer

Sound Department

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Lowell Brown ... boom operator
Jean Clark ... boom operator
Bob Dietz ... production sound mixer
Jay M. Harding ... re-recording mixer (as Jay Harding)
William L. Manger ... sound effects (as Bill Manger)

Special Effects by

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Robert A. Mattey ... special effects: crocodiles (as Rob Mattey)
Ken Speed ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Paula Crist ... stunt double
Von Deming ... stunt coordinator
Andy Epper ... stunt double
Gary Epper ... stunt double
Jeannie Epper ... stunt double (as Jeanie Epper)
Donna Garrett ... stunt double
Minor Mustain ... stunt double

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Vic Alexander ... second assistant camera (as Victor Alexander)
Jack Beckett ... camera operator: second unit
Jim Bowie ... best boy
Hedy Dietz ... still photographer (as Heddy Dietz)
Rich Foster ... gaffer
Rick Foster ... gaffer
Dennis Glas ... grip (as Dennis Glass)
Gary Graver ... grip (as Robbie McClure)
Lee Heckler ... gaffer
Ken Kerr ... grip
Ann McDonald ... assistant photographer
Michael Donovan O'Donnell ... key grip (as Michael Donavan O'Donnell)
Anthony R. Palmieri ... first assistant camera (as Tony Palmieri)
Raman Rao ... grip (as Romy Rao)
Jonathan West ... second assistant camera (as Jon West)
Bobby Westwater ... grip
Gary Zietlow ... best boy

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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J. Mancbach-Fletcher ... wardrobe (as Jane Mancbach)
Greg Tittinger ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Wayne Bell ... conductor / music arranger
Tobe Hooper ... conductor / music arranger
Lee Osborne ... music editor

Other crew

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John D'Amato ... script supervisor
Lou Schumacher ... dog owner / dog trainer
Gloria Gunn ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Mac Adams ... special thanks
Hal Freeman ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Judd runs the Starlight Hotel out in some sort of swampy place and is unfortunately a few slices short of a loaf. He has a crocodile conveniently placed on the other side of the hotel's front porch railing. The croc will eat just about anything, as the hapless guests of the hotel find out soon enough. A reformed hooker, an unlucky family, and the father and sister of the hooker all suffer various rates of attrition as Judd tries to implement damage control. Written by Ed Sutton

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Taglines He's out there and he's got murder on his mind! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Brutes and Savages (United States)
  • Death Trap (United States)
  • Slaughter Hotel (United States)
  • Death Trap (United Kingdom)
  • Le crocodile de la mort (France)
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  • 91 min
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Budget $520,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Loosely based on the story of Joe Ball (also known as the Bluebeard from South Texas or the Alligator Man) from Elmendorf, Texas, sometime after Prohibition ended. He owned a bar with an alligator pit serving as an entertainment attraction. Several murders of women ensued, of which Joe Ball was suspected, but it was never proven that the flesh found in the pit was human. However, Joe Ball committed suicide at his bar on September 24, 1938, when he was about to be arrested by the police in connection with the murders. See more »
Goofs Right at the end of the film when the crocodile pulls Judd under the water head first, look to the left of the screen to see a scuba diver under the water who turns is clearly moving. He is obviously a safety stuntman of some sort. You can clearly see his hand and is dressed in black. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Stephen King's World of Horror (1986). See more »
Quotes Buck: Name's Buck... and I'm rarin' to fuck.
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