Clara makes her way to the decrepit Starlight Hotel, located deep in the remote swampland of rural Texas, where she encounters the hotel's mentally disturbed proprietor, Judd. [11], Dennis Schwartz from Ozus' World Movie Reviews gave the film a grade C+, writing, "This is so much the opposite of a Hollywood film, as Hooper could [not] care less that he has shot such a disturbing film that makes for an uncomfortable watch. Crucial to the case is a gruesome videotape … Eaten Alive! Whether it’s watching pointless cat videos on Facebook, laughing at memes on Tumblr, or stalking Twitter fights between celebrities; we’re all addicted to one form of social media and that’s okay. True stories from a curious traveler by Laurie McAndish King. The accused, however, has a unique defence: that his victim actually agreed to be killed and eaten. I wasn’t eaten alive by some sort of animal, but I definitely have been consumed by a monster outside of my control: social media. He supposedly fed the bodies to his crocodiles. You can’t leave anyway I have the keys.” I got out of the car and began to walk away. [14], Not all reviews of the film, though, were negative. Crocodile Eat A Girl While Taking Photo Shoot For Selfie. [10], On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 29% based on 14 reviews, with a weighted average rating of 4.4/10. The film stars Carolyn Jones, Neville Brand, Roberta Collins, Robert Englund, William Finley, Marilyn Burns, Janus Blythe, and Kyle Richards. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Eaten Alive (known under various alternate titles, including Death Trap, Horror Hotel, and Starlight Slaughter) is a 1976 American horror film directed by Tobe Hooper, and written by Kim Henkel, Alvin L. Fast, and Mardi Rustam. I was so in need of getting out of my loser-status. I have an account on almost every single social media platform out there. I realized that all of the conversations that happened online lasted for hours, whereas my real conversations would only last a couple minutes because I lacked a lot of social skills. Italian theatrical release poster Directed byUmberto Lenzi Produced by Luciano Martino Mina Loy Screenplay byUmberto Lenzi Starring Robert Kerman Janet Agren Music byBudy Maglione CinematographyFederico Zanni Edited byEugenio Alabiso Production company Dana Film Release date 20 March 1980 Running time 91 minutes CountryItaly Eaten Alive! I post photos, thoughts, videos, and everything in between. Cato in The Hunger Games is ripped apart by dogs for twenty hours on end. I began noticing my social media addiction at the beginning of this year. He supposedly fed the bodies to his crocodiles. Literary / Story. True stories from a curious traveler. Throughout the year, I made a couple friends I guess but third grade was definitely one of the worst years of my life. I’m an 18-year-old girl who is a pro at the Internet. Change ). Was that really a problem? The Internet consumed and blinded me until it was the only thing I thought about. And he was alive the whole time, on live television. Brand plays a psychotic hotel proprietor in rural East Texas, who feeds those who upset him to a large crocodile that lives in a swamp beside the hotel. Maybe it was my delirium. Timothy Treadwell was mauled to … Some readers may find the following information and examination disturbing. Whether she is lost in a parallel universe, kidnapped in the scorching Tunisian desert, or eaten alive by the blood-sucking denizens of tropical north Queensland, King's storiespoignant, quirky, and often quite funnyare always inspiring and entertaining. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Can something so strange be true? Alligator Eats Girl Taking a Photograph. Story: Crocodile swallows up a girl near lake.. Other Versions. Consumed with madness, Judd chases the three survivors into the swamp, where he is finally attacked and killed by his own pet reptile. Slant Magazine's Ken Hanke reappraised the film as a misunderstood masterpiece that captured "the other-worldly madness of the death of the amateur-night-in-Dixie brand of the American Dream. … 3. "[15] Bill Gibron of PopMatters rated the film 6/10 stars, noting the film's sloppy script, poor lighting, and lack of narrative sense, but stated that the film was "so undeniably inept, so horrendously hobbled, so gosh-darn god awful that it’s friggin’ great! The video isn't bad but I could probably do without it as well. Cannibals and sexual brutality are just some of the terrifying mayhem happening in this shocking story about a flesh-eating cult deep in the jungle. Crocodile Swallows Up a Girl Taking Photograph by Lake, Video; 4. "[16], This article is about the Tobe Hooper horror film. “Fine then leave, but don’t call me when you’re about to be eaten alive. Did Buck's underage girlfriend ever the loving she desired? At the very least we can learn from someone else’s mistakes.Night Of The Grizzly chronicles the last remaining moments of Tim Treadwell’s and Amie Huguenard’s lives, the discovery and investigation revolving around their deaths and wh… What could that have possibly meant? But when does it become a problem? Read at your own discretion. Joining our hosts this week is their hilarious friend, Eric Schmidt. That’s when I got my first cell-phone and laptop. That’s why I started my social media detox. That Hooper takes us down a different road than the usual trashy, macabre, and grisly horror flick, doesn't make it a special film worth seeking out. "[13] Keith Phipps from The A.V. Eaten Alive. John opened the passenger side. “I almost died twice today and I won’t make it three by going with you.” I opened the driver side door. My childhood prior to moving was all about biking, skating, and playing outside. [3] Shooting on a sound stage instead of a practical location contributed to the atmosphere of the film, which director Tobe Hooper described as a "surrealistic, twilight world. Become a Member Submit a Topic During this time, several murders of women were committed by Ball, and the legend is that he disposed of his victims' bodies by feeding them to his pet alligators, but this was never proven. [8][4] Its gratuitous violence became the focal point of many social critics in the UK, including a very vocal crusader for the moral minority Mary Whitehouse, and consequently all video copies were removed from retail stores. What I would post, how I would edit it, where it would go, etc. That’s why I deleted all social media apps from my phone. 2. [7], Although passed with cuts for its theatrical release in Britain in 1978, when Eaten Alive was released on home video by VIPCO under the title Death Trap in 1982, the film became one of the first of the so-called "video nasties" to be prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act 1959. After refusing a demand for kinky sex from a frisky customer named Buck, naïve prostitute Clara Wood is evicted from the town brothel by the madame, Miss Hattie. The director later recalled how he worked with actor Neville Brand to fully develop the character of Judd, declaring, "He understood what he was doing exactly.”[6], Adapted for the screen by The Texas Chain Saw Massacre co-writer Kim Henkel, the plot was very loosely based on the story of Joe Ball (also known as the Bluebeard from South Texas or the Alligator Man) who owned a bar with a live alligator attraction during the 1930s in Elmendorf, Texas. In Titus Groan, Titus's father Sepulchrave is eaten alive by a flock of owls. Voluntarily, because he's batshit insane and suicidal. That’s not true of these serial killer movies. I grew up in a somewhat pampered environment. Okay, so, the title is probably a bit misleading. 1. Me, being the vulnerable fat girl that I was, felt desperate to be included. Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive! Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Club was critical of the film, stating that it lacked the eerie plausibility and stylishness of Hooper's Chainsaw. Eaten Alive A courageous mercenary journeys to the New Guinea jungle to find a missing young woman. Everyone in my grade came from a pretty wealthy background, whereas at that point my family was just beginning to ascend to their level. I wasn’t eaten alive by some sort of animal, but I definitely have been consumed by a monster outside of my control: social media. Even so, since Diana had recently bounced back somewhat with the SWEPT AWAY project, I didn't expect the singles from EATEN ALIVE to fail on the pop charts so badly. It’s called social media, however it’s anything but social. By the time he gets a Mercy Kill, his skin and limbs have been gnawed off. 5. The fact: The events of Eaten Alive, which also went by the alternate titles Death Trap, Horror Hotel, and Starlight Slaughter, were based on the real life "alligator killer," Joe Ball. Real social skills. When Buck hears screams coming from Faye's room, he tries to rescue her, but is pushed into the swamp by Judd and devoured by the crocodile. March 26, 2016 March 26, 2016. Accompanied by Sheriff Martin, Harvey and Libby question Miss Hattie, who also denies ever seeing Clara. From Facebook and Twitter, to Tumblr and Instagram, to Snapchat and YouTube, to even Pinterest and Polyvore. She runs into the woods screaming, and is pursued by Judd. We all get a thrill watching a horror flick. In retaliation, Roy goes out to kill the carnivorous swamp creature, but is stabbed and killed by Judd, who is wielding a large scythe. A BRAZILIAN gang who tortured and murdered a couple ATE their body parts after raiding their home, police have claimed. Search. Just something that those with a morbid curiosity for the unusual in sleaze might not be able to pass on. For other uses, see, Please expand the article to include this information. Okay, so, the title is probably a bit misleading. Oh, God, I thought to myself, I don’t want to die. My parents had respectable jobs, and I lived in one of the most booming cities in the world. When Clyde ( Jeffrey Dean Morgan) takes his children to a yard sale during their visit with him, he picks up the Dybbuk Box after his daughter, Emily (Natasha Calis), takes an interest in it. Harrowing final moments of couple eaten alive by grizzly bear captured in chilling audio WARNING: UPSETTING CONTENT. The track EATEN ALIVE was a total mess and everything from the song to the picture sleeve turned me off. Tags Modify History. Like seriously, why did I ever post that picture of my new converse with a kitten between my feet? ( Log Out /  [5] Hooper's good relationship with his actors remained intact, though. Eaten Alive: A True Story. No, I wasn’t raised in a gold mansion or spoiled with baby clothes from Burberry and Chanel, but I was very much able to get whatever I wanted as a prepubescent child. Further details may exist on the, "Eaten Alive: the bizarre true story behind Tobe Hooper's alligator horror movie", "Eaten Alive - Movie Reviews and Movie Ratings", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eaten_Alive&oldid=1001874919, Articles to be expanded from November 2017, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 21 January 2021, at 20:09. All the kids, my bullies included, got their first phones in the third grade. Gather up yer' gators, because Jake and Trisha are about to hit the swamps to see if there's a shred of truth behind Tobe Hopper's Eaten Alive! I forgot all about my actual life trying to find a virtual one. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. And if things get too scary, we tell ourselves it’s make-believe. That’s a whole other blogpost, though. When third grade rolled around, I found myself in a new school where I didn’t know anybody. Some days later, a fractious couple, the outgoing Faye and the disturbed Roy, arrive at the hotel, along with their young daughter, Angie. I was given access to the world of social media whenever I wanted. Throughout my 10 years on the social media train, I never really thought I had a problem. written by: Jim Bates . It’s 2016, and deactivating all of my accounts would be preposterous because the future is (sadly) moving progressively towards social media. Others will find it interesting, informative and hopefully educational. Is this just kinda how things are in the south? John Boyd, Houston Chronicle. Judd then straps Faye onto her bed and attempts to grab Angie, but she is able to escape and hides under the hotel's porch. All questions will be answered. For this, I apologize. Fast forward 10 years, and nothing has changed. In the movie, Clyde and Stephanie are a separated couple who share custody of their two children, Emily and Hannah. is a 1980 Italian horror film directed by Umberto Lenzi. I was just a girl who liked to be active online and gain followers and friends from all over the world. I knew all the ins and outs of these social media platforms, and I was only about 10 years old at this point. Maybe panic. Shortly after their arrival, the family dog, Snoopy, is brutally attacked by the resident crocodile, which sends little Angie into shock. “C’mon I need you to help me. Meanwhile, after being kicked out of a bar by the sheriff, Buck and his underaged girlfriend Lynette venture to the Starlight, much to the annoyance of Judd. Exclusive seen a girl was eaten alive by an alligator. OMG! "[4] The film eventually proved to be problematic for the director, though, who left the set shortly before production ended, due to a dispute with the producers. True story behind urban legend traces back to Houston 'Candyman' murder. The song is inspired by a true story which took place in Germany. ( Log Out /  I grew up in a somewhat pampered environment. 'Eaten Alive' (1976) The film is based on the true story of Joe Ball, a serial killer who murdered more than 20 women in the 1930s. Not only do I have these accounts, but I am also super active on each and every one of them. ( Log Out /  --If you were eaten by a snake.-- ... You shivered in disgust, realizing the snake was going to swallow you whole and alive! I miss being able to appreciate real sunlight, as opposed to the one set as my desktop background. I noticed that every one of my thoughts revolved around social media. Suffering from his own demented sexual frustrations, Judd attacks Clara with a pitchfork, then chases her outside, where she is attacked and eaten by his pet Nile crocodile that lives in the swamp beside the hotel. [9] The film was eventually released in its uncut version on DVD in 2000. After Harvey discovers a captive Faye in her hotel room, Judd murders him, once again implementing his large scythe. Search Menu Main Menu. However, the fog causes Judd to lose sight of her, and Lynette is saved by a passing car. I was so onboard the social media train at a young age, that I was practically leading it by the time I was 9. Later, Libby arrives back at the hotel and manages to untie Faye from her bed and retrieve Angie from under the porch. I was eaten alive by social media and the entire virtual world. Eaten Alive. I realized that I had spent all of my teenage years online, posting everything about my life that had no profound meaning whatsoever. Everyone’s active on at least one social networking thing. Don’t let this end that way. Lynette runs outside and is seen by Judd. When the film was finally re-released on VHS in 1992, the BBFC edited out about 25 seconds from the original cut. I had a MySpace account, Facebook, and that whole MSN thing. I was a victim of bullying (verbal & physical) for being overweight. No good can come from giving an 8-year-old their own cell and computer with full internet access whenever they deemed fit. ( Log Out /  [2], Working under the title Death Trap, Eaten Alive was filmed entirely on the sound stages of Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California, which had a large-scale pool that could double as a swamp. Girl Eaten by a Crocodile While Taking Picture. Beyond Cannibalism: The True Story of the Donner Party The 19th-century pioneers set out for a new life when America was gobbling up land as fast as possible. "[12] TV Guide awarded the film two out of five stars, stating, "Although Eaten Alive is not so unusual or terrifying as Texas Chainsaw, Hooper does a fine job of building up the Southern-gothic atmosphere and continues his brilliant use of sound to enhance the sense of unease and suspense. Cristina Amaral, 44, was found decayed and buried in … Harvey returns to the creepy swamp hotel alone, while Libby goes for dinner and drinks with the sheriff. Later, Harvey Wood and his daughter Libby also arrive at the Starlight Hotel, seeking information on the now-deceased Clara, who is Harvey's runaway daughter, but they leave when Judd denies having seen her. 7 Minute Read Eaten Alive (known under various alternate titles, including Death Trap, Horror Hotel, and Starlight Slaughter) is a 1976 American horror film directed by Tobe Hooper,[1] and written by Kim Henkel, Alvin L. Fast, and Mardi Rustam. It would be silly of me to detach myself completely from that world. 'Eaten Alive' (1976) The film is based on the true story of Joe Ball, a serial killer who murdered more than 20 women in the 1930s. They did catch a turtle and eat it, but just like their counterparts in the 45-year-old Poe tale, they needed more if they were going to be found alive when a rescue boat found them. But suddenly I could see the headlines and they were disturbing, After Frantic Twenty Four Hour Search, Middle Aged Man Found Eaten Alive. 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