CONTEST #1: Animals from HELL

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  1. dave13

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    Jaws and The Birds are two of my favorite films. But to avoid this forum getting to repetitious, I'll go with Deadly Eyes. I watched it for the first time a few months ago, and I loved it. The weiner dogs in rat costumes were hilarious, and effective at the same time. And I loved seeing the footage of Toronto circa 1980.
     
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    Jaws. Its so well made and still puts me on the edge of my seat.

    I love the Animal run amok genre. KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS, NIGHT OF THE LEPUS, and DAY OF THE ANIMALS are terrific. I'm looking forward to seeing DEADLY EYES and FOOD OF THE GODS later this month.
     
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    Squirm!! The right mix of cheese and creep.
     
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    I'll go with Piranha; it's a comedic Jaws.
     
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    I'm gonna have to give my respect to Jaws, even though I don't watch it as much as the cheesier seventies output. I remember when it hit theaters and it gave birth to the summer blockbuster overnight. It was the film that gave America permission to exhale after the tumult of Vietnam, the cultural revolution, the recession, and Watergate. It wasn't the film which makes me love it, which is a great accomplishment in itself, so much as what it doled out when it showed up and how it was arguably the dividing line from the end of the sixties and the beginning of the seventies in terms of zeitgeist. It felt like the seventies didn't really hit until around seventy five. And it was the first time in a while that people had been scared "for fun"- something even the Exorcist hadn't done... And it was great to see people so freaked out they couldn't go in their swimming pools! So it will always be my favorite for what it accomplished.
     
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    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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    I'll go with Deadly Eyes.

    Why? Roughly three dozen dachshunds running around the sewers in rat costumes.
     
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    'Grizzly' has got to be one of my faves. If not just for the pure cheese factor.
     
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    evildeadfan123 Sam & Dean Winchester

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    Food of The Gods. I hate rats, and this was pretty creepy to me.
     
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    I have to go with Jaws. It's just one of the best films ever made.
     
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    Frogs....not because of the Frogs but because of the Spiders, Snakes and other creepy critters in it. Plus it's great seeing Ray Milland slumming it again in one of his final movies.
     
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    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Willard (2003), solely because Crispin Glover is the best there is at whatever it is that he does.

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    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    Technically it's a mammal so Orca. I love that it is a bit of a low rent knock off of Jaws, but it has so much character. It is like Moby Dick with the whale having almost human like motives for revenge.
     
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    It may be the easy answer, but it is also a true one--JAWS -not jsut one of the best nature runs amok films...but one of the best films ever---period. From teh characterization, to the drama, to the suspense, horror ,ad even some small bits of humor JAWS is perfection on film.
     
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    Jaws.... not a huge animal horror fan but that's the best
     
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    Long Weekend (1978) - because it's a crazy idea how you could be vacationing in nature and while your guard is down, nature goes wild. awesome. how can you win against nature? run. haha.
     
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    I'll say Black Sheep because it scared me and I hate sheep.
     
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    Of course Jaws is great, but I love two of its bastard stepchildren almost as much, Piranha and Orca: The Killer Whale. Honestly though, Jaws feels more like a "monster movie" to me; when it comes to "animal attack" movies, I think of more mundane creatures ganging up on mankind. Of course, The Birds is the best of the lot. But I have a soft spot for reptiles, amphibians, and creepy-crawlies in general, so I cast my vote for Frogs. The swamp setting is great, and it's amusing how many different critters pool their resources to take the people out, all while the frogs (toads, actually) look on. Most of the people are bitchy assholes, and it has great atmosphere. So Frogs it is!
     
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    Hate to be unoriginal, but I also have to go with JAWS. Why - it's simply the finest animal amok film ever, due to multiple reasons - sound, score, direction, acting, suspense and overall, it's believable. Scared the shit out of me when I was 9. Will never forget it and it will forever be in my top five horror films.

    FYI, my send favorite is Grizzly.
     
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    Suicide Space Bastard!

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    I'll say Franco Prosperi's Wild Beasts is my favorite. Sure, it's not "good", but I enjoy it because it's action packed and insanely entertaining. Plus it has a cheetah car chase scene. Every movie should have a cheetah car chase scene.
     
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    Okay Jaws is the obvious choice for "best" - but looking past that I also want to mention Piranha (1978) and Alligator (1980) as two of my favorites
     

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