The Killer Shrews

The Killer Shrews

Ray Kellogg (1959)

X Certificate


Our Score
Surely one of the all-time movie howlers. For sheer nerve the makers ought to have grabbed an Oscar for attempting to demonise an animal not much bigger than a mouse. But these are not just ordinary shrews, but the rampaging and flesh-eating side effects of genetic research carried out by bonkers scientist Baruch Lumet (father of noted director Sidney Lumet). Lacklustre to say the least, the film boasts inept special effects - the mutated shrews are in reality greyhounds sporting shaggy coats and plastic fangs - and bargain basement production values, all factors which have contributed to its status today as a cult bad movie. Watch and enjoy, for all the wrong reasons.


An island becomes overrun by deadly giant rodents with an appetite for meat thanks to a scientist's crazy experiments. But a heroic sailor vows to lead a ragtag group of survivors in the fight against the overgrown bloodthirsty beasts. Horror, starring James Best, Ingrid Goude, Baruch Lumet and Ken Curtis.

Cast & Crew

Thorne Sherman James Best
Ann Craigis Ingrid Goude
Dr Craigis Baruch Lumet
Jerry Lacer Ken Curtis
Radford Baines Gordon McLendon
Mario Alfredo DeSoto
Director Ray Kellogg
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Eros FilmsAvailable on: video