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Hold onto your hair-plugs, because Alligator is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Review in a Nutshell:  Humorous and horrific, tightly edited and carefully paced, Alligator is the giant reptile movie that all the others imitate.  Accept no substitutes!

This movie contains:

Robert Forster, the World’s Unluckiest Cop.

Henry Silva, Great White Hunter.

Male Pattern Baldness.

Gators Crashin’ Your Garden Party.

11 Comments

  1. Ian Strope says:

    Oh boy this is going to be awesome. You know you really should do Alligator 2: The Mutation next.

  2. Daryl Surat says:

    I’m afraid Mr. Chapman won’t be doing Alligator 2: The Mutation next for two, count ’em TWO, reasons. First, this whole giant reptile thing? Kind of overdone. Dare I say, approaching “played out.”

    More important than that is the fact that he has not done a podcast about this classic:

    http://tinyurl.com/ctcutl

    One look at that picture reveals that Mr. Romero should have concentrated his efforts on remaking this bad boy to eternity than all that zombie nonsense. http://tinyurl.com/dlq44y is another worthy shot, but it doesn’t have Sex Machine in it like the first one.

    (it’s freaking Knightriders, people)

  3. Keith says:

    You know, in the original treatment of t….oh. Never mind.

    With each Henry Silva appearance, you draw closer and closer to the inevitable Megaforce.

  4. Astra says:

    so…
    how about them old gods?

  5. Zacery Nova says:

    This one sounded interesting, I’m fascinated by creature features.

    – Zac

  6. I really need to see this one again. I saw it ages ago when it first aired on HBO and I don’t think that I’ve seen it since. I remember thinking how cool it looked when the alligator smashed its way out of the sewer through the street.

    Another excellent killer alligator/crocodile flick is ‘Rogue’, which just came out a year or two ago. Very suspenseful and much more intelligently played out than most killer croc movies out there.

  7. James says:

    Daryl-Knightriders is an amazing film, perhaps Romero’s best work as a film maker. It made me cry…. go ahead and laugh.

  8. Firest says:

    Unfortunately, Megaforce isn’t available on DVD, and even the VHS edition is hard to find.

    Megaforce has been so badly treated that even the laserdisc edition was pan&scan.

  9. Young Freud says:

    Oh man, listening to this really takes me back. I listened with baited breath when you started describing the pool scene. That’s the most memorable and disturbing scene.

  10. Firest says:

    I’ve never seen the pool scene, it must be cut from the broadcast version of the movie.

    Not a huge surprise really.

  11. Keith says:

    Oh, I’m willing to contribute a copy of Megaforce if Paul wants to launch some sort of Silvathon.

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