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The Food of the Gods (1976)

 -  Sci-Fi | Horror  -  18 June 1976 (USA)
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Morgan and his friends are on a hunting trip on a remote Canadian island when they are attacked by a swarm of giant wasps. Looking for help, Morgan stumbles across a barn inhabited by an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marjoe Gortner ...
Morgan
Pamela Franklin ...
Lorna
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Bensington
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Brian
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Mrs. Skinner
John McLiam ...
Mr. Skinner
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Rita
Tom Stovall ...
Thomas
Chuck Courtney ...
Davis
Reg Tunnicliffe ...
Ferry Attendant
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Morgan and his friends are on a hunting trip on a remote Canadian island when they are attacked by a swarm of giant wasps. Looking for help, Morgan stumbles across a barn inhabited by an enormous killer chicken. After doing some exploring, they discover the entire island is crawling with animals that have somehow grown to giant size. The most dangerous of all of these, however, are the rats, who are mobilizing to do battle with the human intruders. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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island | wasp | rat | giant rat | giant insect | See more »

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One Taste Is All It Takes! See more »

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Sci-Fi | Horror

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18 June 1976 (USA)  »

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H.G. Wells' The Food of the Gods  »

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Oversized reproductions of worms, chickens, wasps and rats were used to create the gigantic creature effect. Six different mechanized rat heads and four human-motivated rat costumes were also employed. See more »

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When Morgan first meets Mrs. Skinner's Rooster, the legs (from the knees down) are visible of the crewmember wielding the giant chicken head. See more »

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Jack Bensington: You know about the food the Skinners have up here?
Morgan: Yeah, a little.
Jack Bensington: Well, I can tell you right now if you're entertaining any intention of becoming involved, you're too late. My company controls all rights.
Morgan: Well then maybe it's not Mr. Skinner I want to see after all, is it?
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Based on a Portion of the Novel By H.G. Wells See more »

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Featured in Terror in the Aisles (1984) See more »

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Pretty Stupid, But Fun If That's What You Want
14 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A group of people, somehow associated with a football team, go to an island for a getaway. Well, they picked the wrong time for vacation because someone on the island has developed a new kind of food that causes the animals to grow to gigantic sizes. Great if you're raising cattle, not so great when the rats find it.

Inspired by H. G. Wells, directed by B-movie legend Bert Gordon, and starring a young pre-Dante Belinda Balaski, this film is pretty much exactly what you might expect it is. There have been plenty of large animal horror or sci-fi films, both before and after this one. Is this one of the better ones? Who's to say?

The film is good for what it is: people fighting large rats. Sure, it's silly and kind of cheesy, but isn't that what you expect from sci-fi films of the time period, especially the giant animal variety? I can't say this movie had anything special about it, but it sure wasn't terrible, either.


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