Deep in the Florida Everglades, something is alive that should have died eons ago. Something is feeding when it should be full. Something is moving, in ways that seem all but impossible to pursuers. It's moving in the dark... more »...under the surface of the waters?with an appetite that makes no distinction between man and beast. Now it's up to an unlikely band of locals, an animal control officer, a small-town sheriff and a scientist?s team of college youth to stop the threat...before it's too late.« less
"As giant mutated eel movies go "Razortooth" isn't half bad and it has a few gross-out scenes because giant mutated eels also have the munchies. The characters arn't all that interesting, including a harmonica playing animal control officer and a fat slob who must be Kentucky Fried Chickens best customer. He has to make a quick pit stop at a port-o-pottie, must have been all those batter fried drumsticks, and soon feels Razortooth snacking on his really huge butt, and he and his bucket of chicken are soon dragged down through the plumbing by the cuddly eel. There is also a mad science professor who calls down four of his students for extra credit to help him correct his mistake of mutating eels.
The plot is thin enough to allow more screen time for the ravenous eel and the movie trots out the old cliche-no one else can out-run the eel but of course the hero does and in one funny scene he even rides the eel like a bucking bronco.
The movie is fun in a gross kind of way but if you don't see it, it is no big loss and I have to mention the poor guy running from the eel carrying a cup of coffee and he never spills a drop even with the eel severing half of his body. Starbucks must be so proud."
Julian Kennedy | St Pete Florida | 07/31/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Razortooth: 5 out of 10: I like creature features, I really do. Even cheesy made for Sci-fi channel movies can occasionally bring a smile to my face.
Lately we have been inundated with a ton of creature feature movies, many involving giant snakes. Razortooth is actually an above average member of the genre.
I know technically the creature is a giant eel, but unless it is being hunted by a French Chef for the sake of this review the Eel is CGI Giant Snake. Moreover, the CGI is very cartoon like; more animated than photorealistic. In addition, the CGI gore looks like well CGI gore. It is doubtful the movie will scare anyone. The acting, while serviceable, is not going to win any awards; and the women keep their shirts on.
Despite all this Razortooth is good B movie fun. The film is well lit. It never slows down much, there is a ton of cannon fodder and the movie is not afraid to eat a couple of kids just to spice things up. Overall, I enjoyed myself, but certainly would not go out of my way to watch it again. It is however, worth your time if you enjoy a good old-fashioned CGI Giant Snake Movie starring a giant eel.
Plot holes big enough for a genetically altered eel
P. Mann | Los Angeles | 06/11/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"When "Razortooth" begins, the omens are not good. Two escaped convicts are running through the bayou while police (we know they are police because their T-shirts say "police") give chase. Before long, the titular razortooth has dispatched the police, leaving a grisly scene behind. We then move to the film's primary characters, the sheriff (Kathleen LaGue) and her ex, Delmar Coats (Doug Swander) of animal control. They meet at a trailer park, where an astonishingly stereotypical group is assembled, and immediately Delmar tries to rekindle their relationship while the locals quickly become dinner for razortooth, including Lou (whose name we know because his paddle boat says Lou on the front), a man who seems never to be without a bucket of chicken in his possession. Also involved are four college students seeking extra credit by working as assistants for a scientist who is actually no longer part of the program (which made me wonder why the school didn't know before sending the students) and a canoe outing of children.
The stereotypes are appropriate for a movie that brings almost nothing new to the creature feature film. There are, for example, obvious parallels to Frankenfish, including the setting and the fact that the creature in this film, a type of eel, has been genetically engineered. And, like many creature feature films, this one is full of things that don't make sense. For example, one character flees the monster eel but refuses to drop his cup of coffee, carrying it the entire while. Another implausibility occurs when one of the victims is attacked in a place an eel of the size of this one could not possibly get to, much less extract the victim through. In fact, there are gaping plot holes in this film everywhere.
"Razortooth" is not the worst film ever made, and it does have its moments of humor, many of which are clearly deliberate. The effects are not bad, either. Yes, there are some scenes in which the eel appears completely unreal, but there are more in which the eel seems almost real. The two leads are likable enough, but ultimately there just isn't enough here for me to recommend this movie to any but the most rabid of horror buffs."
Eel Be Comin' Around the Mountain...When Eel Come
P. B Rubalcaba | Redlands, CA USA | 09/03/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If this is the only film laying on your shelf on a long, long and lonely night, it is worth the effort...but don't expect anything but hokey pokey sci-fi amateur B.S. This one has no social redeeming value...and is worth the price I paid $.01 (really). I think it took more money to create the insert for the DVD box than it did to fund the horrendous special effects. If I were involved in this production, I would post a fictitious name on the credits screen. Razortooth is "dull"...has no bite...and has such a worthless script, you'll find yourself laughing out loud. I think the person that carfted the artwork for the insert should be the highest paid individual with this project. Worthless...a waste of time...if I may...TOOTHLESS!"
You'll be rooting for the eel . . .
trebe | 08/22/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a fan of poorly executed, low budget, monster flicks, Razortooth fits the bill nicely. You are extremely charitable, if you care about any of the characters, who are neither interesting nor particularly likeable.
Somewhere in Florida, a scientist's experimental creation is loose in the swamps, the creature is apparently a giant mutated Asian eel. Eels are fish that breathe through gills, but greenish, bug-eyed Razortooth, is also able to travel swiftly on land, moving like a snake. When a couple of prison escapees head into the swamp, the police out to recapture them, become the first victims. From there, blood starts to spatter, and the bodies quickly pile up, as the eel starts to feed on the clueless locals.
The Sheriff (Kathleen LaGue) and her animal control officer ex-husband (Doug Swander), lead a group formed to deal with the threat, which includes the scientist and his helpers. The inept posse hasn't a chance of success, and the fun really starts as the Razortooth eels continue to chomp up victim after victim. The CGI eel doesn't look much like a real eel, and isn't particularly well-done until the very end, but even so it is still the film's most interesting character. Since it appears that air guns are used as props, use of firearms is minimal, and a crossbow becomes the weapon designated to kill the creature. A plan that is naturally doomed to failure.
Razortooth is fun and entertaining, on a very basic bloody, creature feature level. The writing and acting is barely passable, and only the special effects make the film of any interest."