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Film / Eaten Alive

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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.


This film features the examples of:

  • Fanservice: There is 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.


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