Big news for anyone who loves the revenge-of-nature cycle of the ’70s and early ’80s: Scream Factory will be releasing a pair of creature feature double-bill blu-rays in this vein at the end of May. The first pairs Bert I. Gordon’s trash-horror fave Empire Of The Ants with late night t.v. staple Jaws Of Satan. The other set pairs giant monster jamboree Food Of The Gods, another Bert I. Gordon gem, with the swampy shocker Frogs (“Today, the pond… tomorrow the world!”). Both of these two-for-one specials will also include bonus features. Read on for all the attacking animal details, including a rundown of the extras and pre-order links…
SCREAM FACTORY PRESENTS
A SPRING OF CREATURE DOUBLE FEATURES
FOOD OF THE GODS / FROGS
EMPIRE OF THE ANTS / JAWS OF SATAN
ON BLU-RAY MAY 26, 2015
This spring, nature strikes back! On May 26, 2015 Scream Factory presents Food of the Gods and Frogs, two nature-gone-berserk shockers on Blu-ray for the first time. This release comes complete with bonus features, including new interviews with the films’ stars Belinda Balaski and Joan Van Ark.
THE FOOD OF THE GODS
Legendary director Bert I. Gordon (The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People) – the father of the “gigantic creature” genre – delivers this spine-tingling tale of ecology gone berserk. Based on H.G. Wells’ classic horror novel, The Food of the Gods predicts a terrifying future where oversized animals are suddenly at the top of the food chain and ready to take over!
On a remote island, a mysterious substance is oozing from the ground. A farmer sees that it acts as a growth hormone and thinks his fortune is made. But when rats, chickens, worms and wasps begin sampling the potent substance, they morph into bloodthirsty giants! Now, it’s up to the island’s few residents and visitors to destroy “the food of the gods”… before the animals take over for good!
“A shocker reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds” (Variety), Frogs is an amphibious horror flick teeming with thousands of nasty-tempered creatures that are hopping mad – and murderous.
Jason Crockett (Ray Milland, X: The Man With The X-ray Eyes) is an aging, physically disabled millionaire who invites his family to his island estate for his birthday party. The old man is more than crotchety… he’s crazy! Hating nature, Crockett poisons anything that crawls on his property. But on the night of his shindig, it’s nature’s payback time, as thousands of frogs whip up every bug and slimy thing into a toxic frenzy until the entire environment goes environ-mental. Sam Elliott (The Legacy, Road House) and Joan Van Ark (The Last Dinosaur) also star.
Food of the Gods
New Audio Commentary with Director Bert I Gordon
New Interview with Actress Belinda Balaski
New HD transfer
New Interview with Actress Joan Van Ark
Empire of the Ants / Jaws of Satan
Another double feature of creepy crawlies comes to Blu-ray with Scream Factory’s release of Empire of the Ants and Jaws of Satan on May 26, 2015. These terrifying creature features come complete with extras, including new audio commentary with Empire of the Ants director Bert I. Gordon.
EMPIRE OF THE ANTS
Brace yourself for mutant mayhem and pestilent payback in this “scary” (Los Angeles Times) creature feature about good bugs gone BAD! Starring Joan Collins (Dynasty, Tales from the Crypt), this incredible insect extravaganza is swarming with flesh-crawling chills, hair-raising thrills and spine-tingling terror. Directed by the great Bert I. Gordon (Attack Of The Puppet People, The Amazing Colossal Man, Village Of The Giants), Empire Of The Ants is a towering H.G. Wells tale come to terrifying life!
JAWS OF SATAN
Satan takes the form of a cobra in this spine-chilling tale of terror. Commanded by the Prince of Darkness, snakes terrorize a small town in Alabama just as the town’s new dog racing park is about to open. The local doctor, the town priest and a “snake expert” must band together to save the town from his evil scheme! Fritz Weaver (Creepshow), Gretchen Corbett (Let’s Scare Jessica To Death), Jon Korkes (Syngenor) and a young Christina Applegate (Married With Children, Streets, Anchorman) star!