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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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H.G. WELLS predicted the atom bomb, nuclear energy and space travel...But his most frightening prediction was of a ecology gone berserk. WAS HE RIGHT AGAIN? See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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AIP's most successful film of the year. 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

Jack Bensington: [pointing at bubbling fluid from ground] That's what your husband brought us out here for?
Mrs. Skinner: Just like Mr. Skinner found 'er. Just like that one day. At first he thought it was oil and it was going to make us rich.
Jack Bensington: Come on, Lorna.
Lorna Scott: No, wait a minute, Jack, wait a minute. Look at this. I've never seen anything like it. Mrs. Skinner, how did your husband happen to feed it to the chickens?
Mrs. Skinner: Well, when we found out it weren't no oil, there was nothing to do about it, so we fed it to the chicks.
Lorna Scott: Right ...
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Based on a Portion of the Novel By H.G. Wells See more »

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Another late career gem for Pamela Franklin
8 July 1999 | by ktabornSee all my reviews

If you are a Pamela Franklin fan, this is a must! Campy, schlocky, and plain bizarre are words too weak to describe this movie. Check your brain at the door and enjoy Ms. Franklin in her last cult appearance.


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