Film: Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive is 1977 horror film by Tobe Hooper. It features Robert Englund in his first movie role. The film is also listed under the title Death Trap.In the Deep South, there's a crazy old war veteran named Judd, who runs a hotel. He has a pet crocodile named Rocky, which he uses to dispose of people who upset him or his business. And there are plenty of those coming to stay at his place.In 2000, Tobe Hooper released Crocodile, a Spiritual Successor to this film. Crocodile even references Eaten Alive.
This film features the examples of:
- Blood Is Squicker in Water: The water in Rocky's pen turns red when it bites on Buck's leg.
- The Cavalry Arrives Late: The sheriff appears on the scene just after Judd's death.
- Dead Hat Shot: After Rocky pulls Judd underwater, his prosthetic floats to the surface to signify that he is gone for good.
- Destination Defenestration: When trying to kill Clara, Judd accidentally stumbles through a window.
- Disposable Sex Worker: Faye is a fresh ex-prostitute on her moment of death.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: Along with his croc Rocky, Judd also has a pet monkey.
- Fanservice: There are plenty of nudity.
- Hell Hotel: Pleasent place, shame about the customers fed to the crocodile.
- Hotter and Sexier: As if there wasn't enough nudity, the Japanese cut of the film inserted extra Male Frontal Nudity for Buck.
- Infant Immortality: Played straight with Angie. While others get instatntly eaten in Rocky's pen, she manages to avoid it and is rescued in the end.
- Informed Attribute: Buck's hunting skills are frequently brought (namely in how he brought Rocky to Judd), but are never displayed.
- Just Desserts: Judd ends up eaten by his pet Rocky.
- Misplaced Wildlife: Averted. While US is a home for just alligators, piece of dialogue reveals that Rocky was brought from abroad.
- Never Smile at a Crocodile: Rocky the crocodile, Judd's pet.
- Ominous Fog: Hangs around the Starlight hotel.
- Organ Dodge: Roy tries to harm Judd by shooting him, but hits his prosthetic leg instead.
- Rhymes on a Dime: "Name's Buck... and I'm rarin' to fuck."
- Shirtless Scene: Buck, before his death, goes to investigate strange sounds after some sex without putting on a shirt.
- Sinister Scythe: Judd's main weapon to chase and impale people with.
- Spiritual Successor: The film shares some similarities with Hooper's earlier film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), namely the setting and the scene where one of the characters escapes with a lift from a random passerby.
- Talking to Themself: Judd spends a lot of time muttering to himself.
- Very Loosely Based on a True Story: Loosely based on the story of Joe Ball.
- Video Nasty: Was banned in Britain under its alternate title Death Trap.