Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Looks like a rat, smells like a skunk - some call them bone-eaters

The Killer Shrews (1959)
Chosen  by Mark Hooton who had this to say: 'Welcome to a film so bad the entire cast spend half of it drinking to escape the horror of actually trying to act in it. This is one of those films you watch with whole bunch of buddies and giggle at it and make jokes at the expense of the low production values and mild racism that is scattered throughout. I fear David may be watching it on his own and anything that would have made it entertaining will be lost to him, along with about an hour of his life. The best thing about this film was that in 1959 it had an estimated budget of $123,000 dollars; think how much that is adjusted! How can you not want to see a survival monster movie with a budget that huge it’s got to be pure gold…. Right?'

Well it's adjusted budget would be just under a million dollars. And it made ten times that much making it pretty profitable.
But yeah, it's a very dull film filled with people talking for ages in a kitchen and occasionally a shaggy dog thing kills one.
And that's about it.

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