History Film / TheKillerShrews

3rd Sep '15 7:24:56 AM GunarmDyne
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* {{MacGyvering}}{{MacGyvering}}: The solution to escaping from the house to the boat without getting bitten.
7th Apr '15 6:24:13 PM Geoduck
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After decades of making jokes about doing it, Best starred in a 2012 sequel ''The Return of the Killer Shrews''.
28th Jun '14 3:59:24 PM harveytwh
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* MinimalistCast: Only 7 characters in the entire thing.
15th Apr '14 12:12:26 AM Lavalyte
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* IslandOfMystery: The island.
16th Jan '14 4:40:57 AM LongLiveHumour
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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 {{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. Much {{Natter}} 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.
27th Jan '13 12:38:27 AM guardianhirro
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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 hisself et. 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). 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 hisself et.himself eaten. The shrews are left trapped on the island, where it is assumed they will eventually starve and die off.
26th Nov '12 7:30:25 AM erforce
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/killer-shrew_8472.jpg [[caption-width:201:"Looks like a rat, smells like a skunk - some call them bone-eaters." ]]
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http://static.[[quoteright:201:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/killer-shrew_8472.jpg [[caption-width:201:"Looks jpg]] [[caption-width-right:201:"Looks like a rat, smells like a skunk - some call them bone-eaters." ]]
19th Nov '12 10:13:30 PM Rishfee
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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 hisself et. 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 [[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 hisself et. The shrews are left trapped on the island, where it is assumed they will eventually starve and die off.
16th Nov '12 6:25:19 AM TelephoneMan
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When the hero finds out Rook is dead, he actually is visibly affected
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 Rook whilst attempting to bring items ashore from the boat (not that [[UnfortunateImplications anyone notices the demise]] [[BlackDudeDiesFirst of the black guy]]). 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 hisself et. 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 Rook [{BlackDudeDiesFirst Rook]] whilst attempting to bring items ashore from the boat (not that [[UnfortunateImplications anyone notices the demise]] [[BlackDudeDiesFirst of the black guy]]).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 hisself et. The shrews are left trapped on the island, where it is assumed they will eventually starve and die off.
3rd Sep '12 10:37:42 PM mlsmithca
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Removing wicks to Did Not Do The Research per rename at TRS.
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 Rook whilst attempting to bring items ashore from the boat (not that [[UnfortunateImplications anyone notices the demise]] [[BlackDudeDiesFirst of the black guy]]). 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 [[DidNotDoTheResearch shrews can't swim]]); but the last lab assistant panics and refuses to join them in their escape, and so gets hisself et. 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 Rook whilst attempting to bring items ashore from the boat (not that [[UnfortunateImplications anyone notices the demise]] [[BlackDudeDiesFirst of the black guy]]). 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 [[DidNotDoTheResearch shrews can't swim]]); swim); but the last lab assistant panics and refuses to join them in their escape, and so gets hisself et. The shrews are left trapped on the island, where it is assumed they will eventually starve and die off.

* DidNotDoTheResearch: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrew_%28animal%29 The other wiki]] claims that shrews are at least good enough swimmers to hunt in water. ** Ironically enough, they throw out the fact that the shrew has a poisonous bite; instead, they say the venom comes from poisons they've set out as bait that they've adapted into their systems. Honestly, being ''naturally'' venomous is a more rational explanation. *** Possibly ScienceMarchesOn, as the question of whether shrews actively secrete their own venom or recycle it from the tissues of toxic insects may not yet have been resolved when the film was made.
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