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The Food of the Gods (1976)

PG  |   |  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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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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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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Lorna Scott: You don't care about anybody but yourself, do you?
Jack Bensington: Is that what you think of me?
Lorna Scott: I think you're the most selfish man I know.
Jack Bensington: So why do you work for me?
Lorna Scott: Because jobs for female bacteriologists are just not that easy to find, Jack.
Jack Bensington: So who told you to be one?
Lorna Scott: You're a bastard, did you know that?
Jack Bensington: Matter of fact, I do.
[laughs]
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Based on a Portion of the Novel By H.G. Wells See more »

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So bad it's good!
9 June 2001 | by (cincinnati ohio) – See all my reviews

Wasps, worms, chickens, and rats feed off of an icky, gooey substance that causes them to grow to gigantic proportions, then terrorize the occupants of a remote mountain cabin. This trashy adaptation of the classic H.G. Wells story isn't just any ordinary bad movie. It's a movie that starts off so bad that you are compelled to actually keep watching it to see how much worse it can possibly get, and you have one heck of a good time in the process. Surprisingly, the film does have some fine points. The special effects are really quite acceptable, considering the era and the film's limited budget. And, amazingly, some of the performers manage to retain their dignity. Pamela Franklin as a sassy lady scientist and Ida Lupino as a bible-spouting farmer's wife come off best. This movie was a remake of the 1965 release VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS, also filmed by Bert I. Gordon.


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