Film, Horror

Time Out says

A 'nature strikes back' eco-drama built on sturdy, if predictable, Ten Little Nigger lines. Elliott plays an ecological photographer snapping wildlife and garbage around the private island home of a millionaire family with nasty habits like spraying insecticide, collecting hunting trophies, catching butterflies. They gather annually for birthday celebrations under the iron fist of patriarch Milland; multiplying and mutating into giant (but not unbelievable) species as a result of the pollution, the reptiles become malevolent, causing the deaths of one after another of the family. Two good points: no revenge-on-frog scenes after they climactically overwhelm Milland in the abandoned house; and apart from some manipulation by cross-cutting, all the reptiles behave fairly normally. Filmed in the usual crisp AIP style, with dazzling sunlight and ominous shadows.


Release details

90 mins

Cast and crew

George McCowan
Robert Hutchison, Robert Blees
Ray Milland
Sam Elliott
Joan Van Ark
Adam Roarke
Judy Pace
Lynn Borden
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