Sunday, September 23, 2012

What on Earth?...The Food of the Gods [1976]

              posted for THE CAMP & CULT BLOGATHON hosted by SHE BLOGGED BY NIGHT

Watching The Food of the Gods reaffirmed the notion that anyone, anyone can not only make a movie, but make a giant-animal-apocalypse movie for that matter.  CGI is overrated.  All you really need is a few dozen mice and some Lincoln Logs.    

This is just one of those things where an explanation is far too bizarre to leave with only words.  In the age of computers, its easier than ever to grab a few screen shots and let the movie do the talking.  And that's exactly what I've done.  What you'll find below are a handful of my favorite captured moments from Food of the Gods. Hopefully it will convince you to watch the movie and experiene this disarray in real time, or better yet, inspire the creation of your own man-eating farm animal movie.

These are giant, man-eating mice.  Those are real people in a normal sized Jeep.

That is not a miniature RV model.

Nor is this a house made of Lincoln Logs.

Why stop at giant mice?

 This sort of shot combination was used liberally throughout the movie.  

Very liberally.  

+ If I were to throw a number out there, I would guess that there were somewhere around 40 of these "man aims shot gun, cut to mouse being blown away" sequences in the movie.  This alone makes it worth watching :)

+Anyone not convinced of this movie's greatness movie and needs further convincing can check out my review right here


  1. the mice remind me of a terrifying scene in Dario Argento's Inferno (1980)(the excellent sequel to Suspiria)

    Perhaps this film was his inspiration. Hopefully no animals were harmed in the making of.

  2. Hah totally! I haven't seen Inferno for a while but I might know what scene your talkign about.

    I would have loved to be there to witness them filming The Food of the Gods.