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Wild beasts - Belve feroci (1984)

Unrated | | Horror | 15 February 1984 (Italy)
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The water supply for a large city zoo becomes contaminated with PCP, and the animals go crazy and get loose.


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Cast overview:
... Laura Schwarz
John Aldrich ... Rupert Berner
... Inspector Nat Braun
Louisa Lloyd ... Suzy Schwarz
John Stacy ... Zookeeper #1
Enzo Pezzu ... Zookeeper #2
Monica Nickel ... Carol's Mother
Stefania Pinna ... Carol
Simonetta Pinna ... Schoolgirl - Annie
Alessandra Svampa ... Schoolgirl - Alice
Frederico Volocia ... Schoolboy - Tommy
Alessandro Freyberger ... Karl
Tiziana Tannozzini ... Fay
Gianfranco Principi ... Reporter


The water supply for a large city zoo becomes contaminated with PCP, and the animals go crazy and get loose. Written by Joe Arthur <tenebrae50@hotmail.com>

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Did You Know?


The sequence with the tiger in the subway tunnel was shot from 1:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. in the morning. Moreover, the tiger got loose in the subway station and hid in a bathroom before deciding to go on top of a train. Subway station employees were prevented from entering the station until the tiger was finally caught. See more »


Inspector Nat Braun: Is she out of her mind?
Rupert Berner: No she's not crazy, she's being chased by a cheetah!
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Lame Italian Cash-In
12 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

Wild Beasts (1984)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

PCP gets mixed in with a water supply, which just happens to lead into the local zoo, which causes the animals to go crazy. After an elephant crashes through the wall all of the animals are on the loose and attacking humans.

Films like THE FOOD OF THE GODS, FROGS and DAY OF THE ANIMALS were just a few of the "nature attack" films that were popular in America during the 1970s. These types of movies continued to be produced and of course Italy would jump on the bandwagon and the result is this rather bad film that manages to be incredibly boring as well as stupid. As someone who really enjoys these nature movies, this one here was a major disappointment.

The biggest problem with this film is that the characters are just so stupid and so annoying that you really want to see them eaten by the animals. Rooting against your lead characters is never a good thing but even with the bad characters couldn't you enjoy the animal attacks? I wish you could but sadly the film is shot so dark that more times than not it's hard to see what's going on. Even worse is the fact that the animal attacks really weren't that believable and it was obvious the animals weren't really attacking.

Another problem I had with the film is that even at just 91 minutes the film really dragged at times. The only reason to watch this is if you're a fan of actress Lorraine De Selle who most will remember from HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK and CANNIBAL FEROX. It's always fun seeing regular faces in these movies but even she can't save this turkey.

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