Theme Thursday was quite a challenge to work into Halloween Month:
Day of the Animals (1977)
The plot: A battle for survival begins as hikers encounter a chemically imbalanced forest. The depletion of the Earth's ozone layer causes animals above the altitude of 5000 feet to run amok, which is very unfortunate for a group of hikers who get dropped off up there by helicopter just before the quarantine is announced.
The film reunited the director, producer and a couple of stars of the previous hit "Grizzly".
Some of the stars in this flick include Christopher George, Leslie Nielsen, Lynda Day George, Richard Jaeckel, Michael Ansara, Ruth Roman, Paul Mantee and Andrew Stevens.
Trivia: Susan Backlinie, the first victim to die in "Day of the Animals", was also Chrissie, the young swimmer who was the first victim to die at the beginning of "Jaws". She spoofed her "Jaws" death in Spielberg's "1941", encountering a submarine instead of a shark.
A big THANK YOU to Senski from Heart in a Jar for the suggestion of this film.
A short trailer:
Longer TV & Radio spots:
A lot of the other films I looked into for this theme were more along the lines of "regular animals or insects irradiated by science into mutant creatures". Not so much "climate change".
Click for a Wikipedia list of these "natural horror films".
For deeper takes on Climate Change, go over to Theme Thursday.
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