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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)




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The creators of the successful web series Ask a Ninja brings audiences this redo of the cult classic comedy Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! for Emmett/Furla Films. The original's campy plot followed the exploits of a town under siege by killer possessed tomatoes out to chomp up its citizens. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovimore
Rating: PG
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Steve Peace, John De Bello, John DeBello, Costa Dillon, Steve Peace
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 23, 2003
Warner Bros


George Wilson
as Jim Richardson
Sharon Taylor
as Lois Fairchild
Eric Christmas
as Senator Polk
Jack Riley
as Agriculture Official
David Miller
as Mason Dixon
Rock Peace
as Wilbur Finletter
Al Sklar
as Ted Swan
Ernie Meyers
as President
Jerry Anderson
as Major Milis
Ron Shapiro
as Newspaper Editor
Nigel Barber
as Guard at Gate
Gregg Berger
as Sergeant
Lydia Hannibal
as Receptionist
D.J. Sullivan
as Mrs. Williams
J. Stephen Peace
as Lt. Wilbur Finletter
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Critic Reviews for Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Deliriously silly!

June 12, 2004
Shadows on the Wall

The really frustrating thing about Tomatoes is the toothlessness of its satire.

Full Review… | October 5, 2003
Slant Magazine

Even though there are about a zillion dumb parts, it never quite wears out its welcome.

Full Review… | September 25, 2003

Lousy movie with a catchy titles

September 24, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a fine comedy horror flick that spoofs the monster genre of films. The premise of this film is simple, yet somewhat effective. This film is one of the most underrated comedy horror flicks that I've seen. This is a good film that doesn't deserve the flack it has received, sure the film is ridiculous, but it intentionally does it. Everything about the film is over the top. The film plays out like a parody, and it does it very well. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is one of the most original horror comedies I've seen. This is the perfect comedy horror flick for the horror fan looking for a ridiculous B movie. This film is quite underrated and should be seen as a good B movie that spoofs 1950's monster flicks. The film is one of the most original horror comedies and is pure fun from start to finish. Everything you see is done on purpose, and that's what makes this what it is. I can't state this enough, this is a good B movie that is a definite must see for fans of comedy horror. The acting is cheesy, and the premise is more than just silly. If you enjoy a good, cheesy comedy horror flick, then look no further than this film. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is good fun, despite the fact that its beyond silly. If you're going into this film expecting a great film, you'll be sadly disappointed. On the other hand, if you're expecting a film that's so bad, it's good then this is definitely your film. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is one memorable comedy horror flick that delivers a great time. A flawed film, but definitely enjoyable.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

This movie is hilarious. It's sort of a spoof on the giant animal/insect craze of the 50s, but it's also funny in other ways too. If you love spoof movies or goofy comedies in general, I highly recommend this one.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

what a great film. the pinnacle of ridiculousness. just pure insanity.

Thomas Bowler

Super Reviewer

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! Quotes

Jim Richardson: It's not blood. It's [tastes red fluid] tomato juice.
– Submitted by Alan Torres Dwyer B (3 years ago)
Jim Richardson: I can say without fear of contradiction, that under no circumstances, and at no time has that current administration expended any public monies whatsoever for the purchase of the fluffy flower print toilet paper.
– Submitted by Callum G (3 years ago)
Jim Richardson: Nobody is closer to power then the press secretary for the president. But it is never fully yours, it's dangling in front of you. Mocking your very existence. I WILL NOT BE MOCKED ANY LONGER!
– Submitted by Callum G (3 years ago)
Ted Swan: We have to convince the little housewife out there that the tomato that ate the family pet is not dangerous!
– Submitted by Callum G (3 years ago)

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