The Food of the Gods (1976) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Food of the Gods (1976)




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Based on a novel by H. G. Wells, a group of bloodthirsty, oversized creatures 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.

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Ida Lupino
as Mrs. Skinner
Ralph Meeker
as Bensington
John McLiam
as Mr. Skinner
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Critic Reviews for The Food of the Gods

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (1)

What happens next is a cross between Night of the Living Dead, The Birds and a disaster movie, if you follow me.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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.

June 11, 2015 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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.

May 21, 2015 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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!'

February 16, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Schlocky, schlocky sci-fi/horror, circa 1976. And it stars Marjoe Gortner. Say more?

February 17, 2008 | Rating: 2/5

without even a hint of irony, fun, thrills, imagination, or anything else approaching entertainment

September 16, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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