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Frogs (1972) — Episode 22 — Decades of Horror 1970s

“A tidal wave of slithering, slimy horror devouring, destroying all in its path!” – the tag line  for  FROGS  (1972) promises the first eco-horror experience while the poster displays a giant frog with a human hand hanging from its mouth. While there are no giants in Frogs, there are plenty of killer critters involved from snakes, spiders, alligators and snapping turtles. And, of course, plenty of Frogs! The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 22  — Frogs  (1972)

Frogs  is one of the first eco-horror films from the Seventies – could be the first depending on how Willard (1971) is categorized. The film also features a young, buff Sam Elliot – without his signature mustache! Ray Milland, Joan Van Ark and Adam Roarke head up the rest of the cast. The  George McCowan directed film provides plenty of thrills and excitement – sort of – as an evil gang of frogs and toads leads an island full of creepy critters on a murderous rampage: snakes, spiders, lizards, alligators and snapping turtles take out the cast one-by-one. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten share their thoughts on the film, how it holds up and debate if it is truly an overlooked classic or a glorious groovy crap-fest.

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Doc Rotten
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.

2 Replies to “Frogs (1972) — Episode 22 — Decades of Horror 1970s

  1. Just watched. Are you sure the film should be called “Frogs” ? The frogs really didn’t do anything but sit there and watch vines, spiders, snakes, alligators and reptiles kill people. They reminded me of the frog on that Warner Brothers cartoon “One Froggy Night.” Brrrr-rup. In their defense, they did manage to kill a nice birthday cake by hopping on it. Graded C for boredom but would make a nice sleeping pill.

    1. The Frogs are the dark puppet masters forcing their evil will on all the creatures around them. They are the creators of carnage and chaos. Fear the Frogs. Fear them as they Brrrr-rup in the night.

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