Monday, December 21, 2009

Mother Nature's revenge

Who else remembers those wonderful killer animal movies of the 1970s and 1980s? Bunnies! Ants! Ticks! Bees! Grasshoppers! They all came after humans and at last took their sweet revenge on us for inventing Raid, or something.

Best were the ones with William Shatner or Joan Collins, and the money shot was always when the camera showed us the ants massing in the sink drain, or the worms crawling through the showerhead, and the oblivious characters just cheerfully whistled and saw nothing, until they were eaten alive.

This one, simply called "ANTS!", with Suzanne Somers, is my favorite. I like to blame the ants-in-the-drain scene for the fact that I still don't like to wash dishes.

Share your favorite killer-animal movie memories in the comments.


Mike said...

Piranha! That was a favorite if mine. I loved the sound they made when they swarmed and ate someone. The killer bee movie was pretty good too.

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper said...

James Sanford linked to some awesome posters!