01 August 2014

Eaten Alive (1976)
89 min.
Directed by Tobe Hooper.
With Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Stuart Whitman, Carolyn Jones, Marilyn Burns, William Finley, Crystin Sinclaire, Kyle Richards, Robert Englund, Roberta Collins.
A southern gothic slasher film very much in the style of Hooper's Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Neville Brand plays Judd, the loony proprietor of a rundown hotel who has a penchant for feeding his house guests to his massive pet crocodile.

Unlike Chainsaw, this film was shot entirely on a Hollywood soundstage, which along with its eclectic cast, adds to a surreal overall feeling.

Based on the real life story of serial killer Joe Ball who fed his victims to an alligator, this one features some good gore scenes.

And it's great to see Marilyn Burns again (so good both in Chainsaw, as well as in TV's true crime horror Helter Skelter).

We're always amazed at what a good sport the actress is...she goes through a similar ordeal here as she did in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as she's tied, gagged up, and smacked about the head!

Also known as Horror Hotel.

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