It’s Halloween every day of the year at writer Steve Niles’ very very busy Tumblr blog, Arcane Images; it’s a continuous flow of images scary, terrifying, beautiful, and strange. Exemplifying the above is this still from 1976’s FOOD OF THE GODS, one of the more flamboyant moments of beloved schlockmeister Bert I Gordon. Sort of based on the H.G. Wells novel, the film starred ex-child preacher Marjoe Gortner as a football player who mostly confronts animals fed GMO food, along with a motley crew of humans who end up being eaten by giant rats.
Because this was long before CGI, these are actual giant rat puppets. Much scarier, IMHO.
BTW, neither Wells nor Gordon would have recognized the precise term “GMO” but they predicted the process completely accurately.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.