Eaten Alive (1977) Film Survey
Robert Englund plays an amazingly repulsive individual named Buck, who has an entertaining line toward the start of the film. At the point when he’s conversing with the terrible whore Clara Wood played by Roberta Collins. He says to her, “I’m Buck and I’m prepared to f**k,” to Clara the yearning prostitute.
Buck attempts to have butt-centric sex with Clara, yet she cannot and fends him off. She at that point gets kicked out of the Massage parlor by the Madam, Miss Hattie, played via Carolyn Jones (Morticia on the old television arrangement The Addams Family).
Clara advances toward the once-over lodging and meets the nearby town weirdo, Judd (Neville Brand) who for reasons unknown not clarified in the Eaten Alive film doesn’t care for Whores. In understanding she’s one, he goes into a brutal tirade. Judd kills Clara by wounding her multiple times with his pitchfork and feeds her to his pet Nile Crocodile.
Before long a short time later a couple that have been contending with one another, Faye (Marilyn Consumes) and the upset Roy (William Finley) land at Judd’s horrible lodging encompassed by a bog alongside their young little girl Angie (Kyle Richards).
I truly despise this piece of the Eaten Alive motion picture, in light of the fact that after their little girl’s canine is eaten by Judd’s crocodile, Angie the youthful girl nearly ruins the film with her incredibly irritating crying. The couple takes Angie into the room they looked into at the inn and attempt to quiet her down. The couple resumes contending with one another.
Eaten Alive slices to the scene with Harvey Wood played by Mel Ferrer and his little girl Libby looking for data on the whereabouts of his other little girl, the now Clara. Judd doesn’t offer them any data on the whereabouts of Clara so they leave his lodging.
Harvey and Libby advance toward the house of ill-repute to check whether Clara is there. In the mean time, back at the inn Roy chooses to shoot the crocodile and is then speedily cut a few times by Judd with his Sickle and sustained to his Crocodile.
Faye puts Angie to rest and afterward goes to clean up. She is then pounded and bound to the bed by Judd. Little Angie escape’s from Judd and stows away underneath the inn. Harvey Wood and his little girl Libby alongside Sheriff Martin (Stuart Whitman) head back to Miss Hattie’s Whorehouse and gets some information about Clara. Madam Hattie denies consistently observing Clara.
Libby leave’s her dad Harvey and heads to the nearby problem area, the bar with Sheriff Martin. Harvey at that point gets slaughtered by Judd when he comes back to the lodging in the wake of hearing Angie’s crying. He is then eaten by Judd’s crocodile, while Sheriff Martin and Libby are at the neighborhood bar.
Buck “The Alpha Male” is additionally there with his sweetheart and is tormenting some different folks. Buck is gone up against and kicked out by Sheriff Martin. Buck and his trashy sweetheart go to Judd’s lodging. Buck was at that point cautioned not to return there prior in the film by Judd. Judd doesn’t care for Buck for unexplained reasons.
While Buck is in his live with his sweetheart he hears some crying from close by. Buck goes to examine and is assaulted by Judd. He is pushed into the bog and eaten by the Crocodile. Libby lands back to the lodging and finds Faye tied up. She loosens Faye from the bed. Judd opens up the door to the bog to permit his crocodile free access to eat the little youngster Angie. Faye and Libby endeavor to leave.
Judd pursues them and wounds Faye with his Sickle. Libby escapes and aides Angie get free and out of the bog. He battles to get at Libby and Angie who are over the fence that makes up the crocodiles swamp confine nook. Judd falls over on the crocodile’s side of the confine and is eaten by his Crocodile. The Sheriff shows up and the motion picture closes with some a greater amount of Angie’s awful irritating crying. Judd’s fake leg springs up over the grisly water.
Generally speaking I thought this film was extremely engaging. I feel it ought to have earned a similar regard that Tobe Hooper’s previous film, The Texas Cutting apparatus Slaughter got. Neville Brand was a mob as Judd. I love the unusual and clever outward appearances he makes all through Eaten Alive.
Neville Brand is an incredible character entertainer and with the Eaten Alive film he is truly conceivable as a nearby town crackpot. The scene where he is perched on the bed and slurringly singing a tune with these verses, “Ain’t got no ticket, ain’t got no pack”. Basic scenes, for example, these and when he is talking/yelling to himself are features of him in the Eaten Alive film.
I additionally like his astounded responses when individuals ask him something, “Goodness! Goodness!”, he reacts with. He makes the Eaten Alive film batty and engaging with his extraordinary capacity to get into the character.
Neville Brand looks so lost in his very own reality and insane in those scenes and all through the Eaten Alive film. Robert Englund is entirely essential in this film and you can see the crude ability he had in those days as he would before long become a Frightfulness and B-Motion picture symbol.
I don’t perceive the entertainer Roberta Collins who played Clara, yet she sure worked superbly showing up truly terrified and looking entirely awkward before her character was executed by Judd.
I claim the 2-Plate Extraordinary Release of Eaten Alive, it is reestablished and remastered fairly. The Eaten Alive film is so grainy and the taping procedure so crude it turns out on screen being extremely dim and without some detail.
Because of these brutal conditions Eaten Alive was shot under, I question it would look much better on Blu-beam, at whatever point they discharge it in that arrangement. The subsequent plate has a few highlights, incorporating interviews with Robert Englund, chief Tobe Hooper, and Mariyln Copies talking about their experience shooting Eaten Alive.