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The Food of the Gods (1976)

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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Ecology gone berserk See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

In an early scene with Morgan, Davis and Brian on horseback chasing a deer, the second rider's horse nicks the top of a fence rail, bringing one end down to the ground. However that rail isn't there when the third rider's horse jumped the fence to take another rail down. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Skinner: Anything happen today, sir?
Ferry Attendant: Happen?
Mr. Skinner: Like unusual.
Ferry Attendant: Well, a man was killed stag hunting on one of the islands. Fell off his horse. You mean unusual like that?
Mr. Skinner: Not exactly.
Ferry Attendant: I saw the body. His two friends brought him across. All swollen and ugly. You know what I mean?
Mr. Skinner: I don't suppose his friends said anything about... seeing some big things? Did they? Anything of that sort, sir?
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Crazy Credits

Based on a Portion of the Novel By H.G. Wells See more »

Connections

Featured in Svengoolie: Food of the Gods (2009) See more »

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Loved this film! Here's why................
29 April 2009 | by lloydhansenSee all my reviews

I first saw this movie at the local drive-in theater when I was about 13yrs old. It scared the you-know-what out of me back then. I just rented the DVD and sitting there on my sofa, in my mid 40s I enjoyed it all over again! Sure, it's silly....very "B-rated" type film....but if you just accept that going into it, you won't be disappointed. In this day of Computer Generated garbage, it's refreshing to see REAL special effects. The rats are still scary some 30 years later!

Rent it, enjoy it for what it is: a campy, silly scary movie. I just love it! It saddens me to see that it's made it's way onto several "worst movie" lists. Relax people, enjoy it!

I've gotta go....I think I hear rats coming.....


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