These “Frogs” Croak Back!
First of all, bravo the mad genius who came up with this masterpiece of a cult movie poster! Classic!
It’s one of my favorite movie posters ever – and it’s from a wacky genre of 70’s cult film where nature fights back!
Also, I want to thank my Facebook friend who shared this vintage newspaper ad:
This helped me remember some of the great “evil animal” films of the 70’s, like “Piranha!”
Get one of the special edition blu-rays of this one – it’s a blast!
In this 1978 gem, directed by Joe Dante, when flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort’s rivers, the guests become their next meal!
Here is the trailer:
Roger Corman was the master of cult cinema of that era – like this one as well:
Although released in 1980, “Humanoids From The Deep” is a pure 70’s and a real blast as well!
Check out the trailer:
I once described a film as “cheesy” and someone was offended – until I pointed out I meant it as the ultimate compliment! While these aren’t technically animals, they are close enough!
And let’s not forget these furry new friends of Ernest Borgnine:
Before you denigrate “Willard”, remember it’s sequel spawned an Oscar nominated theme song by Michael Jackson!
Click here for the trailers and Michael’s Oscar-performance!
Also from the 70’s is this great “killer spider” film:
“Kingdom Of The Spiders!”
In rural Arizona, countless killer tarantulas are migrating through a farm town, killing every living thing in their path.
Here’s the trailer:
Look who’s fighting the spiders for us: William Shatner!
And while we are looking all all kinds of 70’s animal horror, credit to the creative team who came up with this idea a few years ago:
Yes, it’s a great title for a “killer beaver” film, and you can see the trailer and more here:
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