The Food of the Gods (1976)




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Based on a novel by H. G. Wells, a group of bloodthirsty, oversized creatures (including rats, chickens, wasps, and worms) have taken over a remote island after ingesting a mysterious growth known as "Food of the Gods." It is up to an unusual group of people to put an end to this animal threat.

Rating: PG
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Bert I. Gordon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 11, 2007


as Mrs. Skinner

as Bensington

as Brian

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Critic Reviews for The Food of the Gods

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Yes, this is one of the greats -- and by greats, I mean so unspeakably awful that it needs to be witnessed at least once in a lifetime.

Full Review… | June 11, 2015
Creative Loafing

A flagrant disregard for animals' rights—all for the purposes of a schlocky B-movie—gives "The Food of the Gods" a nasty, unclean stench that steals away whatever fun there is to be had.

Full Review… | May 21, 2015

Back in her glory days at Warner Bros., Ida Lupino never could have imagined that a movie role would require her to wring her hands, bug her eyes and make this fervent prayer: 'I won't never sin again, never. Only don't let no rat eat us, please, God!'

Full Review… | February 16, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Audience Reviews for The Food of the Gods

Quite possibly one of the worst films I've ever seen, of any genre. Not even in a 'so bad it's good' way. It's just bad. Just another entry in a series of Jaws echos.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

All I have to say is someone is attacked by a giant chicken

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Cheesy and not bad.

Obviously because of the actually murder of animals, I do not support the purchasing of this movie. Download it or burn it from a friend instead. Don't give them any money.

Jared Vyvyan Scum

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