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.
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.