The Food of the Gods
The Food of the Gods is a 1976 science fiction thriller film released by American International Pictures and was written, produced and directed by Bert I. Gordon.
The film reduced Wells' tale to an "Ecology Strikes Back" scenario, common 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 McLiam 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 grubs also consume the substance, and the island becomes infested with giant vermin. One night, a swarm of giant rats kill Mr. Skinner after his car tire is punctured in the forest.
|author||Bert Ira Gordon|
|director||Bert Ira Gordon|
|genre||horror science fiction thriller|
|keywords||burn dairy cow drift drink drown ecology expect flood giant rat hunting trip kill one night remote island surround sweep away trap|
|producer||Samuel Z. Arkoff|
|publisher||American International Pictures|
|theme||science fiction science fiction horror science fiction thriller|