Eaten Alive
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Director Tobe Hooper's follow-up to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre presents yet another Southern-fried psycho (this time in Louisiana) in the form of a scripture-mumbling, one-legged cracker named Judd (Neville Brand). The proprietor of a seedy bayou inn, Judd keeps a pet gator in the nearby swamp, to which he frequently tosses the remains of his unfortunate victims -- including anyone who offends his delicate sensibilities. One such casualty is Harvey Wood (Mel Ferrer), arriving at Judd's hotel in search of his missing daughter... who, unbeknownst to her old man, has already met her own… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

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"A bizarre and largely flawed little beast, but I was pleased with the injected anarchy and direction from Hooper."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"With an enviable, well-stocked cast of character thespians and a carefully dilapidated motel set, Eaten Alive is all ingredients, no recipe."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"One is tempted to wonder aloud if drugs and booze didn't actually direct this relatively woeful flick."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVDTalk.com
"Hooper's sophomore effort, which had a bigger budget but is lesser-known, repeats the same basic formula."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"Just something that those with a morbid curiosity for the unusual in sleaze might not be able to pass on."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This bayou-set, thinly imagined Psycho knock-off is little more than a derisible piece of slasher mayhem, notable for Tobe Hooper's association and costar Roberta Collins' assertion that star Neville Brand later tried to sexually assault her."
‑ Brent Simon, Now Playing Magazine
"Above average horror from Hooper with a satiric bent"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"[Its] off-the-wall hybridization of Tennessee Williams, Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho, specifically), and Lucio Fulci is more often than not sloppy."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"The movie is called Eaten Alive, but we get very little in terms of dinner and dessert in the horror department."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Horror.com
"will always be more of a curiosity piece than a truly satisfying movie in and of itself"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
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