Welcome back to another addition of When Animals Attack: A Summer of Killer Animal Horror movies. In this post I am going to mention some more of the movies that I watched while reading the book When Animals Attack.
3.5 grizzly stars
Grizzly 1976 – When a 15-foot grizzly bear develops a taste for humans, a park ranger attempts to halt the beast’s wild rampage. However, a drunken hunting party complicate matters.
This one comes on at the height of animal attack movies and does a pretty good job. I really enjoyed this one and didn’t find it to be to cheesy as some animal attack movies can be. It was slightly bloody but not too much but it does have the classic lets go for a swim or in this case get in the waterfall death scene. 🙂
Jaws 1975 – I think everyone knows about this movie so I am not going to talk about it just wanted to list it. 🙂
2.5 silly jersey shore stars
Jersey Shore Shark Attack 2012 – Underwater drilling brings a horde of man-eating sharks to a beachside community, and the only people aware of the problem are unable to convince anyone of the danger.
This is such a horribly cheesy movie and a wantabe Jaws which is why I went ahead and listed Jaws before it. I don’t have anything to say about this except it’s entertaining and eye rolling.
1.5 fake croc stars
Killer Crocodile 1989 – Environmentalists arrive at a faraway tropical delta and re preyed upon by a giant and ravenous crocodile.
This was a horrible movie with such a fake Crocodile that looked more like an Alligator. You could see when it used a fake head and the whole thing was just bad. I did enjoy it when the guy I didn’t like got ate. 🙂 For 1989 I would think they could have had better graphics.
2 spidey stars
Kingdom of the Spiders 1977 – Arizona farmer Walter Colby (Woody Strode) and his wife, Birch (Altovise Davis), have a problem on their hands: One of their cows was just killed by a creature, but they have no idea what the beast could have been. So they consult local vet Dr. Robert Hansen (William Shatner), who becomes puzzled and calls in scientist Diane Ashley (Tiffany Bolling). Eventually, the duo discovers that oversize spiders are invading the small town, putting the entire population in danger as a county fair begins.
This is an atmospheric movie that reminds me a bit of the movie I mentioned in my first post Ants because it’s sort of the same premise except the spiders are taking over the whole town. It concentrates on a small group on a ranch and how they are being surrounded by these spiders and they are coming into the house through all sorts of places. It’s creepy but kind of boring. I liked that it had someone I knew in it, William Shatner. 🙂
1 boringly buggy star
Locusts 1974 – A swarm of locusts appears on the horizon near a Midwestern town, and the inhabitants must find a way to destroy or divert them before the insects devour the area’s valuable crops.
This movie might be a horror to farmers but for me it was a snoozefest. I did like seeing Ron Howard as a teenager, but other than that this movie isn’t even atmospheric. I am sure it has some sort of cinematic reason for being in the book but wasn’t for me.
1.5 very long stars
Long Weekend 1978 – When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn’t in an accommodating mood.
Snoozefest!! It was so boring. A couple go camping though the lady is not really into it and the couple are about one step away from divorce. The man disrespect nature and nature doesn’t like it. I really am not sure why this is a killer animal movie as there was really no killer animals but some kind of weird nature thing going on. There was a remake made with Jim Caviezel and even though I like him I don’t think I would try it…lol.
Movies that are in the book but that I just didn’t watch or was not available for free streaming. In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro, Kaw, and Lake Placid.
So that are the movies I have for you today, stay to for more!! 🙂