A Bert I. Gordon epic from American International Pictures...need I say more? Loosely based on a portion of an H.G. Wells' story, 1976's "The Food of the Gods" is another horror story of when nature rebels. As was the theme in many 1970s films, pollution is the culprit here. With an all-star cast (okay, Marjoe Gortner may not be an all-star), and big rats, giant chickens (and they are a hoot...or a cluck), gargantuan wasps, and over-sized maggots, our film today is a lot more fun than an episode of "The Love Boat."
Too late, the rats decide that humans taste better than the gunk coming from the ground. Uh oh, Rita (Belinda Balaski) and Tom (Tom Stovall) also join our peeps. Rita is in labor and doesn't want her newborn eaten by monster rats. Now trapped, Morgan comes up with a plan. It should be noted that Morgan's previous plans were dismal failures. As Lorna makes her desire for pre-marital sex known to Morgan, he now seems invigorated, Not all of our schmucks will survive, but the promise of a cheap hotel room on the mainland, and an amorous Lorna may just be the inspiration Morgan needs to come up with a competent plan to kill the rats.