The Food of the Gods

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Gordon's reworking of his Village of the Giants (1965), replacing the giant teenagers with amazing colossal chickens, wasps and (especially) rats, all of whom have gorged themselves on a vile fluid found bubbling on the ground near Lupino's farm and put into bottles helpfully labelled FOTG. It's a piece of low-budget rubbish (based on a portion of HG Wells' 1904 fantasy) featuring all the genre's well-loved ingredients: a frightful script, variable special effects, and a weird bunch of actors who manage to look just a little less ludicrous than the giant rats. Unfortunately, the film's attractions pall about half way through: Gordon can't muster the lunatic verve necessary to bind things together, and one marauding rodent soon begins to look like any other, no matter what its size.

Release details

Duration: 88 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Bert I Gordon
Screenwriter: Bert I Gordon
Cast: Marjoe Gortner
Pamela Franklin
Ralph Meeker
Ida Lupino
Jon Cypher
Tom Stovall
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