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Film: Frogs

Cold green skin against soft warm flesh... a croak... a scream.

Frogs is a 1972 eco-horror film, starring Sam Elliott.

Fed up with their home being polluted, frogs and other animals start attacking humans around a mansion of an old rich man celebrating his birthday.

Nature strikes back with these examples:

  • Covers Always Lie: The toads are not giant-sized nor eat human flesh, and they just want the pond, thank you very much.
  • Frogs and Toads: And spiders, snakes, lizards, alligators and other swamp dwellers.
  • Gaia's Vengeance: Of the "mess with nature, and nature messes with you" variety.
  • Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday: Most of the deaths occur during 4th of July, which is also old man Crockett's birthday.
  • I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: Michael becomes prey to the swamplife after he accidentally shoots himself in the leg while tripping.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: While looking for his wife Iris, Stuart is ambushed by alligators and is killed.
  • Opt Out: Three characters decide to leave Crockett mansion as the bodies start piling up.
  • Shirtless Scene: Provided by Sam Elliott. His shirtlessness in this movie would later get him a starring role in the film Lifeguard.
  • Spiders Are Scary: As Michael writhes helplessly on the ground, tarantulas starts falling from trees, which then proceed to kill and cocoon him in web and moss.
  • The Stinger: After the credits, an animated frog hops out with a human hand hanging out of its mouth, only to swallow it with a cartoony gulp and hop away.
  • Today X, Tomorrow the World!: The tagline used on some of the posters.


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