History Film / TheKillerShrews

10th Jun '17 8:42:46 PM rwe1138
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Unfortunately for the humans, the rains are weakening the house's adobe walls, allowing the Killer Shrews to burrow their way in. Although only a couple shrews actually make it inside, it's enough to kill a house servant and a lab researcher; the shrews also gobble up Thorne's sidekick [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Rook]] whilst attempting to bring items ashore from the boat). Realizing they can't stay in the house because the shrews are getting in, but can't go ''out'' of the house because the shrews are out there, Thorne gets creative and [[MacGyvering builds a portable tank out of empty oil drums]]. He, his LoveInterest and her father the lead scientist all escape to the beach in this tank and finally ditch into the ocean and swim out to Thorne's boat (now safe, since shrews can't swim); but the last lab assistant panics and refuses to join them in their escape, and so gets himself eaten. The shrews are left trapped on the island, where it is assumed they will eventually starve and die off.

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Unfortunately for the humans, the rains are weakening the house's adobe walls, allowing the Killer Shrews to burrow their way in. Although only a couple shrews actually make it inside, it's enough to kill a house servant and a lab researcher; the shrews also gobble up Thorne's sidekick [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Rook]] whilst attempting to bring items ashore from the boat).boat. Realizing they can't stay in the house because the shrews are getting in, but can't go ''out'' of the house because the shrews are out there, Thorne gets creative and [[MacGyvering builds a portable tank out of empty oil drums]]. He, his LoveInterest and her father the lead scientist all escape to the beach in this tank and finally ditch into the ocean and swim out to Thorne's boat (now safe, since shrews can't swim); but the last lab assistant panics and refuses to join them in their escape, and so gets himself eaten. The shrews are left trapped on the island, where it is assumed they will eventually starve and die off.
19th Mar '17 7:17:20 PM Sharlee
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Shrews can swim. They're also inclined to engage in cannibalism even when they ''haven't'' stripped their habitat of alternate prey, making them a poor choice of analog for experiments in human overpopulation.
19th Mar '17 7:04:02 PM Sharlee
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* GivingThemTheStrip: One of the girl's boots is torn off by a shrew, but she's not actually bitten.
20th Dec '16 2:20:17 PM thatother1dude
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Thorne Sherman is the captain of a small supply boat sent to bring provisions to a lab on an isolated island. When he arrives, inclement weather prevents the offloading of provisions, and he finds the resident scientists nervously awaiting him with guns. Much Administrivia/{{Natter}} and beating around the bush ensues, until finally the truth comes out: The scientists have been performing experiments on overpopulation by genetically engineering shrews which grow to the size of sheep dogs, eat incessantly and breed profusely. These giant shrews have escaped and are overrunning the island, stripping it of food until the monsters must turn on the humans, trapping them in the small house/lab.

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Thorne Sherman is the captain of a small supply boat sent to bring provisions to a lab on an isolated island. When he arrives, inclement weather prevents the offloading of provisions, and he finds the resident scientists nervously awaiting him with guns. [[TalkingHeads Much Administrivia/{{Natter}} conversation and beating around the bush ensues, ensues]], until finally the truth comes out: The scientists have been performing experiments on overpopulation by genetically engineering shrews which grow to the size of sheep dogs, eat incessantly and breed profusely. These giant shrews have escaped and are overrunning the island, stripping it of food until the monsters must turn on the humans, trapping them in the small house/lab.
19th Sep '16 12:17:49 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Also, one of the scientists, when fatally bitten by a shrew, calmly records the progression of symptoms right up to the instant of his death, rather than say anything to all the people in the room with him.

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** Also, one of the scientists, when fatally bitten by a shrew, calmly records the progression of symptoms right up to the instant instance of his death, rather than say anything to all the people in the room with him.
11th Aug '16 4:09:37 PM BobTanaka
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* MadScientist: Remarkably {{Averted}}. Dr. Craigis may have accidentally created a herd of giant shrews as a side-effect of his experiments, but he at least took care from the beginning that nothing that he did could endanger the wider world and he gives a reasonable justification for everything he does.

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* MadScientist: Remarkably {{Averted}}.{{Averted}}, surprisingly enough. Dr. Craigis may have accidentally created a herd pack of giant shrews as a side-effect of his experiments, but he at least took gives a reasonable justification for everything he does and takes care from the beginning that nothing that he did could endanger anyone outside the wider world and he gives a reasonable justification for everything he does.island.
11th Aug '16 4:06:13 PM BobTanaka
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* MadScientist: Remarkably {{Averted}}. Dr. Craigis may have accidentally created a herd of giant shrews as a side-effect of his experiments, but he at least took care from the beginning that nothing that he did could endanger the wider world and he gives a reasonable justification for everything he does.
16th Jul '16 6:37:41 PM BobTanaka
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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: {{Lampshaded}} by the heroine herself, who chides the hero for not even commenting on her unexplained accent.
10th Jun '16 2:01:41 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:201:"Looks like a rat, smells like a skunk - some call them bone-eaters." ]]

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[[caption-width-right:201:"Looks [[caption-width-right:201:''"Looks like a rat, smells like a skunk - some call them bone-eaters." ]]
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10th Jun '16 2:00:41 PM Mdumas43073
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A low-budget 1959 monster movie directed by Ray Kellogg (who shot it in Texas back-to-back with ''Film/TheGiantGilaMonster'') and starring James "[[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Rosco P. Coltrane]]" Best.

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A low-budget 1959 monster movie movie, directed by Ray Kellogg (who shot it in Texas back-to-back with ''Film/TheGiantGilaMonster'') and starring James "[[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Rosco P. Coltrane]]" Best.
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