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Return of the Killer Shrews (2012)

| Horror | 2012 (USA)
Fifty-three years after being attacked by killer shrews on a remote island, Captain Thorne Sherman is hired by a reality television crew to return to the island in question. The shrews attack again in short order.

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Steve Latshaw
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Credited cast:
John Schneider ... Johnny Reno
James Best ... Thorne Sherman
Bruce Davison ... Jerry Farrell
Jennifer Lyons ... Mickey
Sean Flynn ... Derek
Jason-Shane Scott ... Sam
Rick Hurst ... Harold Rook
Jeneta St. Clair ... Julie
Katherine Randolph ... Lenora Mallard
Maggie Wagner ... Stella
Christopher Goodman ... Willard (as Chris Goodman)
Holly Weber Holly Weber ... Christine
Jason Nguyen ... Chuck
John Anthony Williams John Anthony Williams ... Harold Rook Sr
John Q. Williams John Q. Williams ... Hector
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Fifty-three years after being attacked by killer shrews on a remote island, Captain Thorne Sherman is hired by a reality television crew to return to the island in question. The shrews attack again in short order.

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The Killer Shrews are back, and only one man remembers how to stop them...or die trying!

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USA

Language:

English

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2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mega Rats - Angriff der Riesenratten See more »

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Coal Train Productions See more »
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Now in the public domain, the film has been released on DVD and was featured in the fourth season of Mystery Science Theater 3000. See more »

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Film crew in a desperate situation
3 January 2015 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

A film crew goes to an island to shoot some footage for an extremely poor TV series. The captain who brought them to the island warns them something terrible has happened on this island in the past, and yes, of course it happens again. Giant rats attack the film crew and eat them one by one. They are controlled by a man with a flute, and the captain is no stranger to him...

The strong side of the movie is its comedy about a film crew in a desperate situation. No, I'm not talking about the monsters, but the series they are shooting. The director tries to be a total dictator ("I am the director, obey me!"), the photographer and writer are frustrated with their jobs, the star of the show constantly seeks advice from his agent, while others just want to get their money and go home. I think the only thing where it goes over the top is the 'snake bites goat' scene, but otherwise it's enjoyable.

The poor side of the movie is the creature horror, because their extremely unrealistic, clumsy moves prove that computer generated images can be worse than the dogs disguised as rats they used 50 years ago in the movie that inspired this late sequel.


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