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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.


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  • Misplaced Wildlife: Averted. While US is a home for just alligators, piece of dialogue reveals that Rocky was brought from abroad.
    • Not true. There is a species called the American Crocodile that lives right alongside the American Alligator. IIRC,they're smaller than a Gator, and more rare, but there is a species of croc native to the USA.
  • Serial Killer: Judd. He kills people either directly with his scythe, or indirectly through Rocky.
  • 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.


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