The Killer Shrews
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Ken Curtis, former singing cowboy and Gunsmoke's Festus, joined right-wing radio's Gordon McLendon in producing this hilariously bad monster movie about a horde of outsized rodents run amok on an isolated island. The creation of mad scientist Baruch Lumet (father of acclaimed director Sidney Lumet), the monster shrews (portrayed by collies in goofy rubber masks!) escape the lab during a hurricane and devour nearly every other animal on the island before seeking human prey -- including star James Best and girlfriend Ingrid Goude (1957's Miss Universe), who are stranded on the island… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Not particularly watchable until the climax."
‑ Rob Humanick,
"Carpet remnants attack! Very funny "MST3K" version, unwatchable on its own."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"If you get a few laughs from the bizarre acting and dumb story, that's the most you can expect from this bad film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Too campily amusing not to like."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Shrew'd & Spoofy!"
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"The film's pre-credit voiceover is laughable, and the opening lines of dialogue not much better, but I don't think it deserves its much-maligned reputation"
‑ Shane Burridge,
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