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The Food of the Gods (1976)

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A group of friends travel to a remote Canadian island to hunt, only to be attacked by giant killer animals which have populated the place.

Director:

Bert I. Gordon

Writers:

H.G. Wells (portion of novel), Bert I. Gordon (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Marjoe Gortner ... Morgan
Pamela Franklin ... Lorna
Ralph Meeker ... Bensington
Jon Cypher ... Brian
Ida Lupino ... Mrs. Skinner
John McLiam ... Mr. Skinner
Belinda Balaski ... Rita
Tom Stovall ... Thomas
Chuck Courtney ... Davis
Reg Tunnicliffe 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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Trivia

This movie has been featured in the German television show, "Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten" (The worst movies of all time) where two hosts show the movie while making fun of it. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja II (1992) See more »

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Giant animals attack humans!
2 October 1998 | by shuzSee all my reviews

For some unknown reason, this movie is one of my guilty pleasures. It is a bad movie I can't get enough of. Watching Ida Lupino screech as a giant plastic worm chews on her arm was a camp moment unlike any other. A giant chicken takes out some townsfolk, as do giant rats and giant wasps. All of this happens because the animals eat what appears to be hot marshmallow creme gurgling out of the earth. The special effects are from what appears to be the caveman era, but it is still fun to watch. Another movie that could almost work if remade with today's special effects (and a major script overhaul).


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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

H.G. Wells' The Food of the Gods See more »

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