Wednesday, September 5, 2012
KILLER CROCODILE (1989)
Fabrizio De Angelis is a guy who's name I recognize mostly as a producer on lots of 70's Italian movies and pretty much every one of the Lucio Fulci gore flicks. I guess at some point in the he just decided to start directing wacky cult films himself. This movie here he directs under his most common alias of Larry Ludman and it's your basic JAWS rip-off with a crocodile substituted for a shark. While this movie is pretty standard and what you would expect, right down to the familiar musical score, it is a fun watch with some insane action and also very dumb action sequences. The highlight of this is when our Quint stand-in, named Joe, decides the best way to harpoon a gigantic croc is to jump on it's back and ride it like a surfboard while attempting to stab it. That will give you an idea of the not-so highbrow ideas we're dealing with here. There's also a lot of explosions which seem to happen for no logical reason. Also the ridiculous mechanical monster moves so slow that I can't imagine how anyone would ever get eaten by it. It's still looks better than any CGI-shit effect though. Check it out if you feel like shutting your brain off and catching some stupid, bloody, limb-chomping, Italian animal gone nutty goofiness.
There is a reportedly extra shitty sequel that came out in 1990.