Eaten Alive (1976) Online
Judd runs the Starlight Hotel out in some sort of swampy place and is unfortunately a few slices short of a loaf. He has a crocodile conveniently placed on the other side of the hotel's front porch railing. The croc will eat just about anything, as the hapless guests of the hotel find out soon enough. A reformed hooker, an unlucky family, and the father and sister of the hooker all suffer various rates of attrition as Judd tries to implement damage control.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Mel Ferrer||-||Harvey Wood|
|Carolyn Jones||-||Miss Hattie|
|Stuart Whitman||-||Sheriff Martin|
|Crystin Sinclaire||-||Libby Wood|
|Janus Blythe||-||Lynette (as Janus Blyth)|
|Sig Sakowicz||-||Deputy Girth|
|Ronald W. Davis||-||Country Boy|
Loosely based on the story of Joe Ball (also known as the Bluebeard from South Texas or the Alligator Man) from Elmendorf, Texas, sometime after Prohibition ended. He owned a bar with an alligator pit serving as an entertainment attraction. Several murders of women ensued, of which Joe Ball was suspected, but it was never proven that the flesh found in the pit was human. However, Joe Ball committed suicide at his bar on September 24, 1938, when he was about to be arrested by the police in connection with the murders.
According to Make-up Artist Craig Reardon, Cinematographer Robert Caramico directed several scenes, due to creative differences between Tobe Hooper and the films' producers.
Body count: seven (five humans, a monkey, and a dog).