In 1959, the original Killer Shrews exploded onto drive-in screens, as a charter boat Captain and a bevy of hapless scientists were besieged by a horde of mutant beasts on a remote, storm-swept island. This classic mad doctor-meets-monster movie mashup featured edgy character actor James Best as Captain Thorne Sherman and famously low-fi special effects, giving birth to one of the most revered genre entries of its era.
Now, more than five decades later, the snarling, blood hungry monsters are back in Return Of The Killer Shrews. Captain Thorne Sherman returns to Shrew Island with a boatload of cargo for a TV crew filming a reality television show. As the cameras roll, cast and