The Killer Shrews

1959

The Killer Shrews

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50%

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Total Count: 10

25%

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User Ratings: 2,479
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Movie Info

A scientific experiment on a small island off the coast of Texas goes horribly wrong and transforms a group of mild-mannered shrews into horrific, gigantic, killer beasts. This campy, low-budget thriller follows the effort of the island's population to defeat the beasts and ensure their own survival.

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Cast

James Best
as Thorne Sherman
Ingrid Goude
as Ann Craigis
Baruch Lumet
as Dr. Milo Craigis
Ken Curtis
as Jerry Lacer
Gordon McLendon
as Radford Baines
Dupree
as Rook
J.H.
as Judge
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Critic Reviews for The Killer Shrews

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Audience Reviews for The Killer Shrews

  • Jun 09, 2016
    It would be a lot better if there were less talking. The idea was fine, but gosh darn it do something about the killer rats and stop talking!
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Sep 25, 2013
    When I was younger this was the stuff of nightmares: large rats chewing through the walls to get at you, but now the stilted acting, dull direction, and so-so writing are all too apparent. I still think the idea is good, workable, but the piece could use a larger investment of energy. As it is you'll be angry at the stupidity of the characters, the choices they make, and finally yourself for investing in this.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 09, 2010
    Why are the actors standing around talking and drinking for almost all of this movie? The ending has some exciting moments, but they're kinda crazy too. This is a pretty bad excuse for a film.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Oct 25, 2010
    Boring, horrible acting and a highly implausible storyline make this truly a bottom-of-the-barrel piece of trash. Nothing at all good about this film except that it's not much more than an hour so the pain doesn't last too terribly long.
    Derek D Super Reviewer

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