Eaten Alive
Eaten Alive (1977)

A snake researcher attempts to capture an anaconda in Peru.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 30, 1977
DVD Release Date: February 1, 2000
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ford Maddox Brown

The plot is pretty much what you'd expect from a horror film that involves a disturbed hotel worker who keeps an alligator for a pet...

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Just something that those with a morbid curiosity for the unusual in sleaze might not be able to pass on.

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Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine

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.

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Anton Bitel
FilmLand Empire

Hooper's film, despite its apparent focus on zoology, is really an experiment in baroque Texpressionism, dominated by concerns of an anthropological, ethnographic nature.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

[Its] off-the-wall hybridization of Tennessee Williams, Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho, specifically), and Lucio Fulci is more often than not sloppy.

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Staci Layne Wilson

The movie is called Eaten Alive, but we get very little in terms of dinner and dessert in the horror department.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A bizarre and largely flawed little beast, but I was pleased with the injected anarchy and direction from Hooper.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

With an enviable, well-stocked cast of character thespians and a carefully dilapidated motel set, Eaten Alive is all ingredients, no recipe.

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Scott Weinberg

One is tempted to wonder aloud if drugs and booze didn't actually direct this relatively woeful flick.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
How did Tobe Hooper retrogress so far as to go from 'Texas Chainsaw', my absolute favorite horror film to this sophomore effort which could rank as… More
Ryan Marshall
*** out of **** Tobe Hooper's "Eaten Alive" is a film so tasteless and sleazy that literally the first few words of dialogue spoken are by… More
Tim Salmons
Not really that great. A mess of madcap insanity.
Brandon Siddall
Tobe Hooper does a great job of taking a weird backwoods redneck and turning him into a wild, weapon wielding, crazy, dancing psycho. The movie as a whole is… More
vieras esine
"My name is Buck and I'm ready to fuck." I found Judd the weakest of the characters (Roy was just plain bizarre, I did not get what his problem… More
John Me
Tobe Hooper's "Eaten Alive" is very trashy and weird, and although it is not really scary, and even gets a bit boring in some points, it is an… More