In this Gothic, atmospheric gem from 1959, we have Beverly Garland as a new bride looking for her runaway husband. She finds him, and more alligator filled swamp adventures than she bargained for. Includes horror legend Lon Chaney Jr. as a hook handed drunk with questionable driving skills, a shack in sore need of a cleaning, and a vendetta against all alligators.
Words From Warren
I like to quote from one of my favorite reference books, the late Bill Warren’s “Keep Watching The Skies: American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties”. Mr. Warren does not suffer fools gladly, and does not mince his words when it comes to either praising a film or flaying it alive.
In his entry on “The Alligator People” he has this to say:
“The Alligator People is a decently crafted and intelligently made program SF-horror film, sadly let down by misconceived make up and perfunctory ideas.”
I would agree with this sentiment, and pretty much come to the same conclusion in this episode.
Still, it is a very fun movie, and I think that Warren is a bit too hard on everyone in the complete entry in the book.
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