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The Killer Shrews (1959) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film directed by Ray Kellogg and produced by Ken Curtis and Gordon McLendon.

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The Killer Shrews (1959)

By Beatrice on Nov 30, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The Killer Shrews Directed by Ray Kellogg Written by Jay Simms 1959/USA Hollywood Pictures Corporation First viewing/Amazon Prime The title and poster just ooze potential … A boat captain and his sidekick take refuge from an impending hurricane on an isolated island. ?They are surprised to ... Read full article


The tail-wagging terror of THE KILLER SHREWS (1959)

By Aurora on Jul 14, 2014 From Once Upon a Screen

Following is a story?about science gone awry, a story we’ve seen countless times. ?With the pretext of saving humanity man has performed experiments too horrible to contemplate and the movies have been there to document the terror. ?I am asking you to put aside your fears and anxieties for mer... Read full article


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[while hiding under oil drums, the refugees are attacked by gigantic shrews]
Thorne Sherman: Don't let their head get under! They'll flip us over!


[picking up a torn jacket]
Thorne Sherman: They don't leave much, do they?


Dr. Milo Craigis: In 24 hours there will be one shrew left on the island, and he will be dead of starvation. An excellent example of overpopulation.
Thorne Sherman: You know something doctor?
Dr. Milo Craigis: What's that?
Thorne Sherman: I'm not going to worry about overpopulation just yet
[Kisses Ann, Fade Out]


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This film and its companion piece, The Giant Gila Monster, marked the directorial debut of veteran special effects man Ray Kellogg.
This low budget feature is still regarded as one of the most successful "regional films." Unlike other regional films, it not only received national distribution, it also had some foreign sales.
Coon dogs were used to play the killer shrews.
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