Horror / Mystery / Romance / Sci-Fi / Thriller

IMDb Rating 4.3 10 5,215


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May 1, 2019



Joan Van Ark as Karen Crockett
Lynn Borden as Diane
Ray Milland as Mark Bellis
Sam Elliott as Conn Conagher
1.24 GB
23.976 fps
91 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Claudio Carvalho 5 / 10 / 10

Nature against Mankind – The Payback

The free-lance photographer Pickett Smith (Sam Elliott) is taking pictures of the pollution in a swamp in Florida for a magazine of ecology in his canoe. Out of the blue, he is hit by a motor boat piloted by Clint Crockett (Adam Roarke) and his sister Karen Crockett (Joan Van Ark) and capsizes. Clint and Karen invite Pickett for the party in the private island of their grumpy grandfather Jason Crockett (Ray Milland), an old fashioned disabled patriarch that enjoys celebrating his birthday on the 4th July with his family. Pickett realizes that the island is infested of frogs and reptiles and Jason has ordered his caretaker to poison his real estate to get rid of the amphibians and creepy crawlies. But soon Picket realizes that they are living the payback of nature against mankind. The trash "Frogs" is probably one of the first movies to defend the ecology and absolutely ahead of the time. This is the first feature of Sam Elliot, who acts with the veteran Ray Milland. The story is funny and never scares but entertains. My vote is five. Title (Brazil): "A Invasão das Rãs" ("The Frogs'Invasion")

Reviewed by Michael Ledo 4 / 10 / 10

You can't dive here

It appears pollution has caused critters (not just frogs) to become large and aggressive on an island. To add some kind of irony or meaning to the production our "bad guy" is a trophy hunter(Ray Milland) in a wheel chair. Pickett Smith is a photographer who comes to the island in what will be one of Sam Elliot's lest memorable role. TV actress Joan Van Ark reminds us why a generation was in love with bell bottoms. The premise of the film is inane. Animals die from pollution with frogs being one of the most susceptible in the food chain. And even if frogs did become hopping mad, an army of heavily armed frogs could not stand up to one kid with a pair of sneakers. Apparently the frogs are the masterminds directing the gators and snakes before becoming their snack. The film appears to be made for TV in spite of the rating, with credit phrases like "guest appearance." No horror factor involved. Many of the animal shots are stock footage.

Reviewed by a_chinn 4 / 10 / 10

The horror of the FROGS!

Two stars for the many scenes with a disgusting amount of live frogs and toads. If this film were to be remade by the SyFy channel today, I'm sure it would be filled with CGI frogs, but this film works because you know it's all real-life, icky, slimy, honest-to- goodness frogs. Ray Milland slums it and Sam Elliott and Joan Van Ark pays their dues.

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