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The Food of the Gods
Directed By
Bert I. Gordon
Samel Z. Arkoff
Produced By
Samel Z. Arkoff
Bert I. Gordon
Written By
Bert I. Gordon
Marjoe Gorther
Pamela Franklin
Ralph Meeker
Jon Cypher
John McLiam
Iad Lupino
Music By
Elliot Kaplan
Reginald H. Morris
Editing By
Corky Ehlers

Release Date(s)
June 18, 1976
88 min.
$1 million
Followed by
The Food of the Gods is a 1976 science fiction thriller film released by American International Pictures and was written produced and directed by Bert I. Gordon.

The Food of the Gods starred Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meker, Jon Cypher, John McLiam and Ida Lupino This film was Ioosely based on a portion of the H.G. Wells novel The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth.

Michael Medved gave it the The Golden Tukey Award for Worst Rodent Movie Of All Time.

Plot Edit

The film reduced Wells' tale to an "Ecology Strikes Back" scenario, in science fiction movies at the time. The food"mysteriously bubbles up from the ground on a remote Island somewhere in British Columbia. Mr. and Mrs. Skinner (John McLima and Ida Lupino) consider it a gift from God, and feed it to their chickens, which grow larger than humans as a result. Rats, wasps, and grub worms also conume the substance, and the island becomes infested with giant vermin. One night, a swarm of giant rats kill Mr. Skinner after his car tyre punctured in the forest.