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.