PG | | Horror, Mystery, Romance
A group of helpless victims celebrate a birthday on an island estate crawling with killer amphibians, birds, insects, and reptiles.
Because the film's poster art depicts a human hand hanging out of a huge frog's mouth, viewers often assume the film is about giant man-eating frogs, rather than swamp wildlife on the rampage.
Is there a place where we can put him?
Charles: Yes sir, I'll show you.
When Pickett Smith escapes with his family by canoe, he is wet, because he was in the water untying vines from the boat. When the family reaches land, he is completely dry.
During the opening credits, Sam Eliott's character is taking photographs in the swamp. Each time he supposedly takes a picture, the picture freezes and a credit appear on screen. Each new credit is accompanied by the sound of a clicking camera.
In pre-release prints, Iris (Holly Irving) died by being pulled into quicksand by a giant butterfly, rather than by snakebite. The cut scene can still be glimpsed in the trailer.
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