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THE FOOD OF THE GODS - 2 Slimes
Rated PG
Copyright 1976 American International Pictures.
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 9 October 2007

Capsule Review:    

A football player (Marjoe Gortner) and his friends take a trip to enjoy the great outdoors, but one guy encounters a swarm of giant wasps that sting him to death. Some loopy backwoods man and his likewise loopy wife discovered mysterious goo oozing out of the ground and fed it to their chickens. Despite looking like pancake batter, the goo was not palatable until it was mixed with chicken feed. That did the trick, and the chicken coop was soon filled with birds the size of buffalos.

Unfortunately, the farmer and his wife did not store the Food of the Gods in a canning jar, thus allowing the wasps to feed on it. Worse than the wasps are the rats (you would think that people living in a rustic cabin in the wilderness would be veterans at preventing rodents from raiding the larder). Soon, a small group of people, including a greedy investor who wants to steal the goo, the investor's principled female assistant, the football player, and a young couple anxiously expecting the birth of their first child, are holed up in the cabin and fending off a horde of ferocious giant rats.

I liked the White Rat, who might have been a NIMH alumnus. He obviously had a basic understanding of electrical engineering and fluid dynamics, making him the smartest individual in the whole movie.

Bert I. Gordon directed the film, and the special effects are what you would expect from him - most of the time. The giant wasps looked absolutely terrible and any time a person was attacked by a rodent of unusual size, a fake rat head (which looked more like a vole) was used. Most of the shots of real rats made to look larger than wolves were passable, but one scene, with Gortner shooting at a pair of rats on the roof, was really well done.


Things I Learned From This Movie:  

Green Dot Anything that weighs more than 400 lbs is scary (including fungus, chickens, and girlfriends).
Green Dot Being an avid skeet shooter could save your life.
Green Dot A portable generator can electrify miles of metal fence.
Green Dot Shotgun shells are actually miniature sticks of dynamite with small lead balls inside.

Stuff To Watch For:  

Green Dot 23 mins - The coroner must have missed the fact that the corpse had a single large hole in the center of his back.
Green Dot 28 mins - You thought she was a rat? No, he is in the other room.
Green Dot 48 mins - Honey, I'm about to get eaten alive by gigantic rats. I'd like you to be with me when it happens.
Green Dot 78 mins - My experience with a woman in labor is that she would be screaming for somebody to cut that sweater off of her because she was too hot.

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Comments:Write CommentPages: [1]
Re: Food of the Gods (Capsule Review)
Reply #1. Posted on October 14, 2007, 04:09:16 PM by BoyScoutKevin
I guess Marjoe Gortner's character was never in the Marines.  In that one picture, at the angle he fires that gun, it looks like he'd hit the brick chimney, instead of the rat.

Maybe I should have stuck with the film all the way through,  but I found it so bad, and not in a good way, I turned off the television, before the film was over.
Re: Food of the Gods (Capsule Review)
Reply #2. Posted on October 16, 2007, 12:57:26 PM by Mr_Vindictive
When I was a child, my grandfather subjected me to a back to back showing of Empire Of The Ants and Food Of The Gods.  I was about five or so at the time and the images of giant ants and various insects horrified me to no end.  I believe it to be where my love of bad movies started.

I have yet to pick up Food Of The Gods on DVD yet.  Might have to do that soon.
Re: Food of the Gods (Capsule Review)
Reply #3. Posted on October 20, 2007, 01:19:07 PM by Greenhornet
I guess Marjoe Gortner's character was never in the Marines.  In that one picture, at the angle he fires that gun, it looks like he'd hit the brick chimney, instead of the rat.

Maybe I should have stuck with the film all the way through,  but I found it so bad, and not in a good way, I turned off the television, before the film was over.
I forget what movie it was, but a stage hand held a stick or something so the actors would know where the special effects monster was.
Re: Food of the Gods (Capsule Review)
Reply #4. Posted on October 24, 2007, 09:44:42 AM by Flangepart
Long time, no cheese.
Might have to pick this puppy up. The MST3K potential is high,indeed.
Re: The Food of the Gods (Capsule Review)
Reply #5. Posted on June 07, 2008, 09:54:41 PM by Ross
I loved the animal-revenge flicks of the 70's.  Recently posted a review of Food of the Gods:
http://whatiwatchedlastnight.blogspot.com/2008/04/food-of-gods.html

Three clips to go along with it.

<a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=EbWnVmRu7MA" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://youtube.com/watch?v=EbWnVmRu7MA</a>

The original trailer

<a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=pi9s3xQ_6YM" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://youtube.com/watch?v=pi9s3xQ_6YM</a>

Attack of the Giant Rubber Chicken!

<a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=RES1rVIrBUo" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://youtube.com/watch?v=RES1rVIrBUo</a>

Attack of the Giant Rats!
Re: The Food of the Gods (Capsule Review)
Reply #6. Posted on February 16, 2010, 05:20:45 PM by Flu-Bird
I saw this movie and you talk about a stinkeroo it was awful and to make matters worse they went and make a even worse sequl MAYBE SOMEONE SHOULD FEED THE DIRECTOR OF BOTH MOVIES TO A GIANT TURKEY
Re: The Food of the Gods (Capsule Review)
Reply #7. Posted on July 25, 2012, 10:39:12 PM by Dogsledder
Did anyone else notice that when the invester is attacked by the wasps and the wasp is on the ground you can see the hole where the head was removed? I think I had that toy as a kid.
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