Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween Challenge #13

The Food of the Gods - what do you get when you mix H.G. Welles, American International Pictures, and the worlds youngest ordained priest? Well, you get a giant rubber chicken head for one. You also get what Tumblr friend MKHall calls "the first film I was embarrassed to be caught leaving, and that includes a porno cinema."

So, on this piss-ant little island has something weird bubbling up from the ground. When a farmer finds it and decides it is not oil, he does the only natural thing. Mixes it with chicken feed and feeds it to his chickens. Well, other things eat chicken feed too, most notably rats. Suddenly, you have an island teeming with huge vermin that are out for blood.

It has some fair shocks in it, but then goes all corny. When a guy gets killed by giant rats while in his car, we see big, fairly well done pantomime rat heads, then we see regular rats crawling on a toy car.. Kind of kills the mood.

See it on Fancast, here.

Verdict: About 30 minutes in I got distracted and gave up on it.

Rabid is an oldie but a goodie. The wife thought she'd take a chance on it, and frankly I meant to watch it before Halloween again. See my old review here.

Rabid is the story of an accident victim who is given an experimental treatment gone awry. She is part "Zombie Zero" and a bit vampire, save in both cases that she is alive.

Verdict: I really like this one. Well worth watching.


Copyboy said...

Wow, i applaud your honesty on the first one.

Darius Whiteplume said...

I may give "The Food of the Gods" another shot on Netflix, but when Fancast/Hulu times out it is impossible to resume. It did really seem to suck though ;-)

Tommy Salami said...

I loved Food of the Gods as a kid. It's so cheesy. Make sure you see "Squirm!" and "Frogs!"
Apparently there is a Food of the Gods 2 that starts with that kid drinking the mega-milk turning into a giant.

Darius Whiteplume said...

I remember Frogs! from when I was a kid. It creeped me out, but I was quite young. I think the sequel to FotG is called "Gnaw!"

Kal said...

I watched a lot of movies as a kid but this one made 'Kingdom of the Spider's' with William Shatner look like 'The Godfather'.

Darius Whiteplume said...

Hah! It was like a Sid & Marty Krofft show :-D

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