Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Food of the Gods

The Food of the Gods is a “B” horror film based on the book of the same name by H. G. Wells. The title refers to a “spring” of food that miraculously bubbles forth on the Skinner’s farm, located on a remote Canadian island. When fed to the livestock, the food (named “food of the gods,” or FOTG, by the Skinners [Lupino and McLiam]) enables the chickens to grow to huge proportions. Catastrophe, of course, results when worms, wasps, and rats feast on the “food of the gods” and, once grown to giant size, attack the farmers, campers, visitors, and anyone else who dares to interfere with Nature.

Released June 18, 1976
Directed by Bert I. Gordon
Written by Bert I. Gordon (screenplay), based on the novel by H. G. Wells

Starring Ida Lupino as Mrs. Skinner, Marjoe Gortner as Morgan, Pamela Franklin as Lorna Scott, Ralph Meeker as Jack Bensington, Jon Cypher as Brian, John McLiam as Mr. Skinner, Belinda Balaski as Rita, Tom Stovall as Thomas, and Chuck Courtney as Davis

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