Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi
On an isolated island, a small group of people are terrorized by giant voracious shrews in the midst of a hurricane.
This low-budget feature is still regarded as one of the most successful "regional films." Unlike other regional films, it not only received national distribution but also had some foreign sales.
Those who hunt by night will tell you that the wildest and most vicious of all animals is the tiny shrew. The shrew feeds only by the dark of the moon. He *must* eat his own body weight every few hours - or starve. And the shrew devours *everything*...
It is mentioned early in the movie that the shrews' appetites are so great that if two of them were left in a cage together, the stronger one would kill and eat the weaker. It seems odd, then, that with the hundreds of shrews on the island, they would be so devoted to eating specifically the people that they would dig through the walls of the house, instead of just turning on each other.
A colorized version was released in 2007 as part of a double feature with The Giant Gila Monster (1959).