Now It’s Their Turn! The tagline from 1977′s Day of the Animals says it all.
Join us for a look back at the fascinating and grossly misused sub-genre of horror: Nature vs Man. Films with the theme of nature and/or animals turning on the human species have existed nearly as long as cinema but the true gems have been rare. On this week’s episode we take a look back at some classics of the genre, discuss the wide range of quality audiences have been subjected to and make a few recommendations.
The 70′s were rife with low budget, unimaginative exploitation fare pulling an animal du jour out of a hat to be the subject of a movie, but there is a little know classic to give a try: the 1978 Australian eco-horror film Long Weekend. The modern era is represented with thoughts on The Happening and The Ruins.
Schlock Corner finds us looking back to the 1991 television special: Horror Hall of Fame hosted by Robert Englund(link). Pure schlock this time out culminating in a horrible performance of Monster Mash.
The show rounds out with some audio feedback, a few pieces of mail of note and some thanks to spread around (oh, yes and Ted saw The Hulk).
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