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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)

Directed by

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Bert I. Gordon

Written by

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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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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
Margaret Hanly ... script supervisor (as Margaret Hanley)
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 (France)
  • El alimento de los dioses (Spain)
  • A Fúria das Feras Atômicas (Brazil)
  • Die Insel der Ungeheuer (West Germany)
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  • 88 min
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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 crewmember 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 Morgan: [narrating] My name is Morgan and I play football. We'd worked our butts off tryin' to get it together for the big Sunday game, so the coach told us to knock it off and relax for a few days. One of my teammates, Davis, came up with the idea that we head out to the island. He went ahead to make the arrangements. I talked our PR man Brian into coming along. I felt the day off would do him some good, too. It'll be great to be in the country again and enjoy some of the open spaces Man hasn't screwed up with his technology. My father used to say, "Morgan, one of these days the Earth will get even with Man for messing her up with his garbage. Just let Man continue to pollute the Earth the way he is and nature will rebel. It's gonna be one hell of a rebellion." 'Course, I never took 'im seriously, but I still remember the way he looked at me when he said, "You'll never know when and where it's gonna happen. And once it starts, you'll never know how and when it'll stop." It's funny how my father's prediction comes to mind when I go to the country, like today.
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