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The Food of the Gods ()


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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.

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Morgan
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Lorna
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Bensington
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Brian
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Mrs. Skinner
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Mr. Skinner
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Rita
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Thomas
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Davis
Reg Tunnicliffe ...
Ferry Attendant
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Kevin Schumm ...
Child in classroom (uncredited)

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Bert I. Gordon

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H.G. Wells ... (portion of novel)
 
Bert I. Gordon ... (screenplay)

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Samuel Z. Arkoff ... executive producer
Bert I. Gordon ... producer

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Elliot Kaplan

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Reginald H. Morris ... director of photography (as Reginald Morris)

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Corky Ehlers

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Bill Berry ... negative cutter
Tom Finan ... assistant editor (as Thomas Finan)

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Betty Martin

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Graeme Murray

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Salli Bailey ... hairdresser (as Sally Bailey)
Thomas R. Burman ... special makeup artist (as Tom Burman)
Phyllis Newman ... makeup artist

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Salvatore Billitteri ... in charge of post-production
Flora M. Gordon ... unit production manager (as Flora Gordon)
Robert J. Koster ... production supervisor

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Gavin B. Craig ... second assistant director (as Gavin Craig)
Marianne Dolen ... dgc trainee
Flora M. Gordon ... assistant director (as Flora Gordon)

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John Stark ... set director
John Stooshnov ... property master
Reg Tunnicliffe ... assistant props

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George Mulholland ... sound mixer
Rob Young ... boom man

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Tom Fisher ... special effects
John Thomas ... special effects
Keith Wardlow ... special effects
Rick Baker ... special effects (uncredited)

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Bert I. Gordon ... special visual effects (as B. I. Gordon)
Jody Richardson ... visual effects coordinator
Erik von Buelow ... miniature designer (as Erik Von Buelow)

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David R. Anderson ... gaffer: British Columbia (as Dave Anderson)
Dave Clark ... still photographer
Art Collier ... best boy
Ron Gillham ... key grip (as Ronnie Gillham)
Tim Hogan ... dolly operator
Pat Hollywell ... key grip: British Columbia
Gundar Lipsbergs ... second assistant cameraman
Brian Montague ... gaffer
Rod Parkhurst ... camera operator
Dalibor Roas ... technician: Cinemobile
Thom Ryan ... first assistant cameraman (as Tom Ryan)

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Ilse Richter ... wardrobe (as Ilsa Richer)
Bob Watts ... assistant wardrobe

Location Management

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Carol Gordon ... location coordinator: Canada
Jacques Khouri ... location coordinator: Canada
James R. Westwell ... location auditor (as Jim Westwell)

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Margaret Hanly ... script supervisor (as Margaret Hanley)

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Bob Bowe ... transportation captain

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Samuel Z. Arkoff ... presenter
Cathy Buchanan ... first aid
James Chaikin ... production assistant
Duncan Daneault ... auditor (as Duncan E. Daneault)
Eunice Forester ... assistant to producer
Peter Grant ... production assistant
Sharon Hall ... production assistant
Burt I. Harris Jr. ... production assistant
Ann Lander ... publicist
Jacob Roueche ... production assistant
David Sheldon ... production executive (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines One Taste Is All It Takes! See more »
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Also Known As
  • H.G. Wells' The Food of the Gods (United States)
  • Soudain les Monstres (Canada, French title)
  • Soudain les monstres (France)
  • El alimento de los dioses (Spain)
  • A Fúria das Feras Atômicas (Brazil)
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Trivia 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 »
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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania (1999). See more »
Crazy Credits Based on a Portion of the Novel By H.G. Wells 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 out of the ground like that?
Mrs. Skinner: No, miss. Nothing'll eat it unless we mix it with chicken feed.
Lorna Scott: And did all the chickens grow?
Mrs. Skinner: Only the baby chicks. Nothing seemed to affect the grown ones. Nothing at all.
Lorna Scott: Nothing happens to the full-grown chickens, is that right?
Mrs. Skinner: Well, they didn't grow none, if that's what you mean. But I didn't say nothing happened to 'em.
Lorna Scott: Well, what did happen?
Mrs. Skinner: They got et... by the real big ones.
Jack Bensington: Come on, Lorna.
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