Eaten Alive (2-Disc Special Edition)
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The Starlight, a decrepit hotel run by Judd (Neville Brand), receives few customers. Perhaps its the remote location in the Texas bayous. Perhaps its the owner's violent mood swings. Or perhaps its the man-eating crocodile in the backyard. But one dark steamy night finds the Starlight visited by a runaway prostitute (Roberta Collins, Death Race 2000), a young couple (Marilyn Burns and William Finley) and their child (Kyle Richards, Halloween), a dying father and his daughter (Mel Ferrer and Crystin Sinclaire), and sex-obsessed Buck (Robert Englund, A Nightmare on Elm Street), all of whom will experience an unforgettable night of terror at the hands of Judd and his pet croc.
A raw, violent, and bizarre portrayal of madness run amok in rural America, Eaten Alive was director Tobe Hooper's follow-up to the international hit, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Dark Sky Films proudly presents this two-disc special edition which features a brand new transfer from long-lost vault materials and never-before-seen bonus features.
Bonus Features Include:
Feature-length audio commentary w/ producer Mardi Rustam, actors Roberta Collins, William Finley and Kyle Richards, & make-up artist Craig Reardon
"The Gator Creator: Tobe Hooper"
"My Name is Buck: Robert Englund
"The Butcher of Elmendorf: The Legend of Joe Ball"
"5ive Minutes with Marilyn Burns"
Theatrical Trailers (x7)
TV Spots (x2)
Radio Spots (x2)
Still Gallery Slideshow (motion)
Alternate Credits and Title Sequences (x2)
- Still gallery
- The Gator Creator: Tobe Hooper
- My Name is Buck: Robert Englund
- The Butcher of Elmendorf: The Legend of Joe Ball
- 5ive Minutes with Marilyn Burns
- Theatrical trailers, TV and radio spots
- Behind the scenes slideshow
- Alternate credits and title sequences
- Comment cards
Top Customer Reviews
There is a fair amount of unnecessary dialogue and adding crocidiles to this storyline seems a bit gimmicky, besides, they look really fake. Expect a small amount of really well done gore effects.
The story here isn't really about the crocodiles at all, it's about the creepy motel manager. He is really strange, but not nearly as creepy as some of the characters in Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Overall Eaten Alive is a better than average horror flick that verges on being really creepy! 3 1/2 STARS
This movie is very intense, from its bloody beginning to its bloody ending. Though not as provocative as Tobe`s "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," it manages to serve its purpose at being a terrifying and gruesome movie.
"Eaten Alive" would've fared better if it had been filmed on location rather than the obvious sound stage. The crocodile was extremely unrealistic. In fact, there were several scenes where it looked like a miniature version was used in lieu of a life-size one. Look closely at the scene where Snoopy the dog is about to be devoured.
There are big name stars in this movie such as Mel Ferrer and Carolyn Jones, but they are underused. Marilyn Burns from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" spends much of her time tied to a bed. A young Robert Englund, who played Freddy Krueger in "A Nightmare on Elm Street," plays Buck, an oversexed, troublemaking redneck.
If you like movies about alligators and crocodiles on the rampage, rent or buy Tobe Hooper's "Crocodile." It is definitely more entertaining than "Eaten Alive. In "Crocodile," a group of teens are relentlessly pursued by a crocodile because one of them is unknowingly carrying her eggs. The body count is high. There are numerous mutilations as the teens are killed one by one. Who will live and who will die?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Again... You know what you are getting i to on this film... It is a pretty bad Toby movie... Maybe his worst.... Certainly bottom five... Read morePublished 1 month ago by William S. Ott
Just released from Arrow Films is Eaten Alive, an obscure horror classic that is sadly overshadowed by director Tobe Hooper's masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert Balducci Jr
Let’s get this out of the way. My favorite Tobe Hooper picture is Salem’s Lot. My second favorite Tobe Hooper picture is Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. Read morePublished 2 months ago by James P Harris
Released by: Arrow Video
Release Date: September 14, 2014 (UK) / September 15, 2015 (US)
Production Year: 1977
Region Code: A + B
Running Time: 1:30:54... Read more
This is another example of a classic horror film that somehow I had never seen. Director Tobe Hooper's TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE is probably my favorite horror film of all time. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hayes C. Hudson
Tobe Hooper always seems to get the short end of the stick when compared to his horror contemporaries like Carpenter, Romero, Craven and Cronenberg. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bafilmguy Bafilmguy
*I received a review copy of this film in exchange for an honest review
Director Tobe Hooper has long been one of my favorite horror directors. Read more
EATEN ALIVE Not my favourite Tobe Hooper film but still enjoyable to watch lots of suspense & Horror
brilliantly written script by Kim Henkel who co-wrote the Texas chainsaw... Read more
A copy of this title was provided for review purposes.
In 1974 a young director by the name of Tobe Hooper unleashed upon the world one of the most disturbing,... Read more
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