“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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