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The Killer Shrews
The Killer Shrews
Actors: James Best, Ingrid Goude, Ken Curtis, Gordon McLendon, Baruch Lumet
Director: Ray Kellogg
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
NR     2002     1hr 9min


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Actors: James Best, Ingrid Goude, Ken Curtis, Gordon McLendon, Baruch Lumet
Director: Ray Kellogg
Creators: Ken Curtis, Gordon McLendon, Wilfred M. Cline, Aaron Stell, Jay Simms
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Horror, Classics
Studio: Alpha Video
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 08/27/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1959
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1959
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 9min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

S A A. (Learned2Heal)
Reviewed on 11/13/2007...
A Cult Classic. One of those "so bad, it's good" films. Priceless!
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

"The Tamings of the Shrews"
Phoebe Stogstill | by the shores of Gitchee Goomie | 09/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was made out by White Rock Lake near Dallas and stars James Best, great character actor of the early sixties (Twilight Zone, Perry Mason, Alfred Hitchcock) and Festus of Gunsmoke. The old Scotsman, Gordon McClendon, Texas Radio Magnate, has a bit part in the movie. This movie is so low, low, low budget you will be amazed and bumfuzzled at the creativity they go to to stretch their production bucks. If you watch this movie, to see James Best and Festus work their magic, and to fall over at the hilarity of it, rather than for its fear factor, you will agree it deserves five stars for entertaining you to the max through sheer laughs. You will neve look at a little bitty wild shrew the same way again!"
Nicholas L. Ames | Newark, OH | 01/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This classic is a great late night thriller. The special effects are impressive, considering it was made in 1959. Ok for the kids to watch also."
"You know something doctor? I'm not going to worry about ove
Alex TB | 11/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is just one of those movies that would have it's effects tripled by gross amounts of marijuana. For several years, this has been the bad movie of choice in my group of friends for many reasons. It was probably the first truly bad movie I ever saw, introduced to me by my own mother, an avid fan of bad movies herself, when I was much younger. I can picture her screaming in laughter on a ratty old couch back in the seventies watching this movie, as the parade of dogs dressed up as Killer Shrews invade the house where our protagonists live, trapped on an island isolated from anyone who doesn't smoke or drink in every shot. Some people actually cite this as a classic creature flick, which might be true. Sometimes, it actually does make some kind of sense, and it does progress in a way that could be entertaining to a mass audience. Perhaps this is why we like it so much...because we can make some kind of case for it. But make no mistake, the movie is absolutely abysmal. The acting sucks, the shrews themselves are deliciously cheesy, and funny details are revealed upon continuous viewing only reinforcing that this is one of the most poorly thought out movies ever. Just for a few small examples, the movie is obviously quite racist (think the classic quote "Automatic pilot can't play Dixieland jazz on those banjos like I can!" and also the fact that God himself seems to smite our poor, sensible black accomplice), the main actress having an orgasm underneath the bizarre trashcan contraption that the team makes to escape the island, and the absolutely monumental train wreck of dialog in the final scene on the boat. This is a movie you come back to. This is a movie you watch every Halloween. Just say the name out loud, right now, in front of your computer monitor. The Killer Shrews. You know you want to watch this movie. Positively unfathomable."