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Main Details

  • Released in 1972
  • Color
  • Runtime: 86 min (PAL) | 91 min (NTSC)
  • Production Co: American International Productions | Peter Thomas Productions
  • Distribution Co: American International Pictures (1972) (USA) (theatrical) | Anglo-EMI Film Distributors (1972) (UK) (theatrical) | MGM-EMI (1972) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Directed by George McCowan
  • Written by Robert Hutchison, Robert Blees
  • Starring: Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Joan Van Ark
  • Produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff, George Edwards, Norman T. Herman, James H. Nicholson, Peter Thomas
  • Original Music by Les Baxter
  • Cinematography by Mario Tosi
  • Film Editing by Fred R. Feitshans Jr.

Plot Summary

  • A group of helpless victims celebrate a birthday on an island estate crawling with killer amphibians, birds, insects, and reptiles.

Also Known As

  • Die Frösche (Germany)
  • Killer aus dem Sumpf (Germany)


  • Cold green skin against soft warm flesh...a croak...a scream.
  • If YOU Are Squeamish Stay Home!!!
  • Millions of slimy bodies squirming everywhere! Millions of gaping mouths devouring... devouring... devouring...
  • It's the day that Nature strikes back!
  • ...A terrifying story of times to come when Nature strikes back!
  • A tidal wave of slithering, slimy horror devouring, destroying all in its path!
  • Today the pond! Tomorrow the world
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