Day of the Animals
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An interesting low-budget entry in the post-Jaws animals-run-amok genre (which also owes more than a little to Hitchcock's The Birds), this noisy, violent thriller features the prophetic premise of a widening gap in the ozone layer (thanks to human indulgences in hairspray and other aerosol products) which unleashes brain-frying radiation and causes assorted woodland creatures to go for the throats of unsuspecting Sierra backpackers. As if that weren't horrific enough, the poor kids are also placed in the position of defending themselves against a rampaging Leslie Nielsen -- whose… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A highly entertaining nature-goes-wild thriller. What's not to like about a movie where a macho, bare-chested Leslie Nielsen literally tries to fight a grizzly bear?"
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Every dog has his day... and he doesn't choose to spend it watching this movie."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
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