30th Anniversary Screening
No one did ambitious cheapo knock-offs better than the Italians in the 1970s and 80s. Case in point, 1989’s “Killer Crocodile” fits squarely in the post-Jaws, giant animal amok rip-off subgenre, yet it is so much more.
Written and directed by Lucio Fulci’s longtime producer Fabrizio De Angelis, the film tells the story of a crocodile grown to unnatural proportions—by way of toxic chemical dumping—who chomps havoc on a river community. Shot back-to-back with its sequel, “Killer Crocodile 2,” the film stars Richard Anthony Crenna (son of Rambo franchise icon Richard Crenna). The scenic authenticity of its Dominican Republic locations mixes deliriously with its rubbery croc gore for a truly one-of-a-kind blend of cinematic nourishment. This is the kind of madness you need to watch with a crowd.
Presented by Friday Night Frights
Director: Fabrizio De Angelis
Huluween Theatre @The Egyptian