When animals attack

by ReptilianPig | created - 15 Oct 2013 | updated - 14 Mar 2017 | Public

This is a grouping of titles that are centered around the carnage of beasts, up until the year 2000. The lowkey pieces are fixated at the top - better known, near the bottom. It's also a work in progress, so bear with me:)~

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1. Wild beasts - Belve feroci (1984)

Unrated | 92 min | Horror

The water supply for a large city zoo becomes contaminated with PCP, and the animals go crazy and get loose.

Director: Franco Prosperi | Stars: Lorraine De Selle, Antonio Di Leo, Ugo Bologna, Louisa Lloyd

Votes: 760

2. The Pack (1977)

PG | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

The residents of vacation spot Seal Island find themselves terrorized by a pack of dogs -- the remnants of discarded pets by visiting vacationers.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Hope Alexander-Willis, Richard B. Shull, R.G. Armstrong

Votes: 716

3. Long Weekend (1978)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

Director: Colin Eggleston | Stars: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen, Roy Day

Votes: 3,522

4. The Night of a Thousand Cats (1972)

R | 63 min | Horror

Millionaire playboy Hugo (whose lack of facial expressions give him the appearance of a Thundercat marionette) flies around Acapulco in his private helicopter to pick up sexy young women. ... See full summary »

Director: René Cardona Jr. | Stars: Anjanette Comer, Hugo Stiglitz, Zulma Faiad, Christa Linder

Votes: 495

5. Orca (1977)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

27 Metascore

A hunter squares off against a killer whale seeking vengeance for the death of its mate.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, Bo Derek

Votes: 9,620 | Gross: $14.72M

6. Uninvited (1988 Video)

PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A sinister corporation loses control of a house cat infected with a genetically engineered virus. The death toll rises during the mutant feline's rampage and, eventually, it finds its way on board the yacht of a criminal kingpin.

Director: Greydon Clark | Stars: George Kennedy, Alex Cord, Clu Gulager, Toni Hudson

Votes: 1,080

7. Tintorera: Killer Shark (1977)

R | 126 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

Two shark hunters flirt with an attractive British lady while hunting down a large tiger shark terrorizing the Mexican East coast.

Director: René Cardona Jr. | Stars: Susan George, Hugo Stiglitz, Andrés García, Fiona Lewis

Votes: 923

8. Razorback (1984)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

As a vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback, the husband of one of the victims is joined by a hunter and a farmer in a search for the beast.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Gregory Harrison, Arkie Whiteley, Bill Kerr, Chris Haywood

Votes: 5,181 | Gross: $0.15M

9. Night of the Lepus (1972)

PG | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the south-west.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun, DeForest Kelley

Votes: 3,865

10. Devil Fish (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A marine biologist, a dolphin trainer, a research scientist, and a local sheriff try to hunt down a large sea monster, a shark/octopus hybrid, that is devouring swimmers and fishermen off a south Florida coast.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Michael Sopkiw, Valentine Monnier, Gianni Garko, William Berger

Votes: 3,026

11. Alligator (1980)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

62 Metascore

A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo, Dean Jagger

Votes: 9,543

12. Grizzly (1976)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

An eighteen-foot-tall grizzly bear terrorizes a state park, leaving it up to a Park Ranger to save the day.

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Christopher George, Andrew Prine, Richard Jaeckel, Joan McCall

Votes: 3,570

13. Nightwing (1979)

PG | 105 min | Horror

Killer bats plague an Indian reservation in New Mexico.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Nick Mancuso, David Warner, Kathryn Harrold, Stephen Macht

Votes: 987

14. The Food of the Gods (1976)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of friends travel to a remote Canadian island to hunt, only to be attacked by giant killer animals which have populated the place.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher

Votes: 3,197

15. Food of the Gods II (1989)

R | 91 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

A growth hormone experiment gets out of hand, when the the resulting giant man-eating rats escape, reaking havoc on the unsuspecting campus. Much blood-letting follows.

Director: Damian Lee | Stars: Paul Coufos, Lisa Schrage, Réal Andrews, Stuart Hughes

Votes: 1,040

16. Graveyard Shift (1990)

R | 89 min | Horror

28 Metascore

In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

Director: Ralph S. Singleton | Stars: David Andrews, Kelly Wolf, Stephen Macht, Andrew Divoff

Votes: 8,848 | Gross: $11.58M

17. Of Unknown Origin (1983)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

51 Metascore

A man becomes destructively obsessed with killing a dangerous rat, which has taken residence in his, recently renovated, house.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Peter Weller, Jennifer Dale, Lawrence Dane, Kenneth Welsh

Votes: 2,477 | Gross: $1.08M

18. Dogs (1976)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

A pack of dogs go on a killing spree.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: David McCallum, Sandra McCabe, George Wyner, Eric Server

Votes: 614

19. Day of the Animals (1977)

PG | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A battle for survival ensues after a group of hikers encounters a chemically imbalanced forest.

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Christopher George, Leslie Nielsen, Lynda Day George, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 1,946

20. She sha shou (1974)

X | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A young man who has been beaten, abused, humiliated and laughed at all his life finds that he has an unusual empathy with snakes. He can talk to them and they understand him, and eventually... See full summary »

Director: Chih-Hung Kuei | Stars: Kwok-Leung Gan, Lin Lin Li, Chun Chen, Hao Chen

Votes: 278

21. Ren she da zhan (1982)

86 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

After a business man kills thousands of snakes in pit where they are building a new apartment building. The people living there soon become attacked by thousands of snakes as vengeance.

Director: Chi Chang | Stars: Yun-Peng Hsiang, Yuen Kao, Ping Ou Wei, Lui Cheung

Votes: 123

22. Rats: Night of Terror (1984)

Unrated | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic Earth, a group of punk friends find themselves against millions of bloodthirsty rats - but the weirdest is yet to come.

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Geretta Geretta, Massimo Vanni, Gianni Franco

Votes: 2,072

23. Piranha (1978)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 17,249 | Gross: $6.00M

24. Piranha II: The Spawning (1981)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

15 Metascore

A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish whose lair is a sunken freighter ship off a Caribbean island resort.

Directors: James Cameron, Ovidio G. Assonitis, Miller Drake | Stars: Tricia O'Neil, Steve Marachuk, Lance Henriksen, Ricky Paull Goldin

Votes: 7,071

25. The Killer Shrews (1959)

Not Rated | 69 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

On an isolated island, a small group of people are terrorized by giant voracious shrews in the midst of a hurricane.

Director: Ray Kellogg | Stars: James Best, Ingrid Goude, Ken Curtis, Gordon McLendon

Votes: 4,081 | Gross: $1.00M

26. Jennifer (1978)

PG | 90 min | Horror

Ostracized at a snooty private school because of her rural, poor background, a scholarship student is tormented to the point where her only remaining recourse is revenge, using the only ... See full summary »

Director: Brice Mack | Stars: Lisa Pelikan, Bert Convy, Nina Foch, Amy Johnston

Votes: 458

27. Strays (1991 TV Movie)

R | 83 min | Horror

A troubled family move to an isolated house, and find and adopt a couple of cats already in residence. These are not the only occupants however...

Director: John McPherson | Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, Timothy Busfield, Claudia Christian, William Boyett

Votes: 595

28. Mutantes del año 2000 (1992 Video)

90 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

In a bleak near future the world has really gone to seed due to severe pollution. Toxic smog, acid rain, and grotesquely mutated animals are all direct results of this environmental decay. ... See full summary »

Director: Rubén Galindo Jr. | Stars: Gerardo Albarrán, Rossana San Juan, José Manuel Fernández, Óscar Vallejo

Votes: 33

29. Dracula's Dog (1977)

R | 90 min | Horror

Russian soldiers accidentally unleash the servant of Dracula, as well as his dog, during excavations of Romania. Together, they set out for America, to find the last descendant of the great... See full summary »

Director: Albert Band | Stars: José Ferrer, Michael Pataki, Jan Shutan, Libby Chase

Votes: 1,028

30. Pigs (1973)

R | 80 min | Horror

Lynn Hart is a disturbed young woman who escapes from a mental hospital where she was committed for killing her abusive father who raped her. Stealing a nurse's uniform and car, Lynn ends ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Toni Lawrence, Jesse Vint, Catherine Ross, Paul Hickey

Votes: 902

31. Monkey Shines (1988)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 9,775 | Gross: $5.34M

32. Shakma (1990)

R | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A wild animal attacks people trapped in a large tower.

Directors: Hugh Parks, Tom Logan | Stars: Christopher Atkins, Amanda Wyss, Ari Meyers, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 1,491

33. Jaws of Satan (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror

A preacher whose ancestors were cursed by Druids battles Satan, who has taken the form of a huge snake.

Director: Bob Claver | Stars: Fritz Weaver, Gretchen Corbett, Jon Korkes, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 619

34. Bug (1975)

PG | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which proceed to cause destructive chaos in a small town. The studies carried out by scientist James ... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles, Richard Gilliland, Jamie Smith-Jackson

Votes: 1,759 | Gross: $3.60M

35. Sssssss (1973)

PG | 99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A college student becomes lab assistant to a scientist who is working on a serum that can transform humans into snakes.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Strother Martin, Dirk Benedict, Heather Menzies-Urich, Richard B. Shull

Votes: 3,057

36. Spasms (1983)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A gigantic serpent is captured on a remote island and shipped to an American college for experimentation. A British millionaire and an American scientist find themselves in hot pursuit of ... See full summary »

Director: William Fruet | Stars: Peter Fonda, Oliver Reed, Kerrie Keane, Al Waxman

Votes: 840

37. Dark Age (1987)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Horror

In the Australian outback, a park ranger and two local guides set out to track down a giant crocodile that has been killing and eating the local populace. During the hunt, one of the guides... See full summary »

Director: Arch Nicholson | Stars: John Jarratt, Nikki Coghill, Max Phipps, Burnham Burnham

Votes: 783

38. Deadly Eyes (1982)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Contaminated grain breeds overgrown, killer rats in this Golden Harvest production. Dachshunds were dressed up as rats for the special effects.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Sam Groom, Sara Botsford, Scatman Crothers, Cec Linder

Votes: 1,013

39. Frankenfish (2004 TV Movie)

R | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A genetically-altered fish wreaks havoc on a small fishing town.

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé | Stars: Tory Kittles, K.D. Aubert, China Chow, Matthew Rauch

Votes: 4,704

40. Beyond Loch Ness (2008 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

James Murphy is a rugged cryptozoologist, who thirty years earlier, during a trip to Loch Ness, Scotland encountered the fabled "Nessie" creature that killed his father, and left James with... See full summary »

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Brian Krause, Niall Matter, Don S. Davis, Donnelly Rhodes

Votes: 1,699

41. Bats: Human Harvest (2007 TV Movie)

R | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

Set in present day Afghanistan, the sequel centers on a group of soldiers who endeavor to capture Fazul, a fanatical terrorist who has escaped into the maze of caves underlying the ... See full summary »

Director: Jamie Dixon | Stars: David Chokachi, Michael Jace, Pollyanna McIntosh, Martin Papazian

Votes: 805

42. The Shallows (2016)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

59 Metascore

A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo, Joseph Salas

Votes: 108,978 | Gross: $55.12M



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