Eaten Alive (1976)

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A psychotic redneck, who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas, kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel.



  • Marilyn Burns and William Finley in Eaten Alive (1976)
  • Janus Blythe and Neville Brand in Eaten Alive (1976)
  • William Finley in Eaten Alive (1976)
  • Neville Brand in Eaten Alive (1976)
  • Neville Brand in Eaten Alive (1976)
  • Robert Englund in Eaten Alive (1976)

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11 September 2018 | azathothpwiggins
| "Let's Just Get It Over With!'...
Judd (Neville Brand- KILLDOZER) is a bit temperamental. Well, okay, he's goggle-eyed berserk! Oh, and he's homicidal too. Thankfully, Judd's got a pet crocodile on the premises of his Starlight motel, or the bodies would really pile up fast! Judd just can't help it. His customers check in, but sometimes they don't check out! EATEN ALIVE is director Tobe Hooper's (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE) second, deranged, sleazier / cheeezier offering. Unlike TCM, in this movie just about everyone is crazy. After all, who in their right mind would stay in the Starlight motel, once they took a good look at it? This place makes MOTEL HELL look like heaven! Enter Faye (Marilyn Burns- TCM), her lunatic husband Roy (William Finley- SISTERS, THE FURY), and daughter Angie (Kyle Richards- HALLOWEEN). Unfortunately, their family unit doesn't stay in tact for long, as Judd can't tolerate anyone who tries to kill his croc! SLASH! SPLASH! CHOMP! Can Faye and Angie possibly survive Judd's brand of hospitality? A deadly game of hide and seek commences. Simultaneously, a father (Mel Ferrer) and his daughter are searching for a family member. Enlisting the help of the sheriff (Stuart Whitman), they set out to find their lost relation. Of course, we learned early on that their quest is in vain. We also know what they're up against when they arrive at Judd's establishment. Special mention must be made of Neville Brand's performance. His character could give Leatherface the heebie-jeebies! As for the rubber crocodile, let's just say that it looks far better in a grainy, un-restored version of the film, as seeing it clearly is quite a disappointment. Co-stars Robert "Freddy Krueger" Englund as Buck, and Carolyn "Morticia" Jones as Hattie... P.S.- Have no fear! Ms. Burns does get a chance to scream during the denouement...

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