Food of the Gods (1976)

Food of the Gods (1976, USA) C-88m. ** D: Bert I. Gordon. Starring Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher, Ida Lupino. Okay eco-horror film, based on portions of H.G. Wells' novel. Some tourists vacationing on a Canadian island are attacked by giant wasps. It turns out a mysterious liquid is responsible for the extreme growth of animals, like chicken, worms and especially rats. Occasionally dumb but well-paced with fairly exciting finale (that has overtones of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD). Effects range from unconvincing to pretty nasty. Director Gordon's second adaptation of the Wells novel, his VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS (1965) was set in a small American community. Followed by a sequel in 1989.


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