Eaten Alive Blu-RayReleased In : United Kingdom
Nearly a decade before he donned Freddy Kruger’s famous red and green sweater, horror icon Robert Englund delivered a supremely sleazy performance in Eaten Alive – another essay in taut Southern terror from Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Deep in the Louisiana bayou sits the ramshackle Starlight Hotel, destination of choice for those who like to check in but not check out! Presided over by the bumbling, mumbling Judd (and his pet croc which he keeps in a large pond out front), the patron of this particular establishment may seem like a good-natured ol’ Southern gent – but he has a mean temper on him, and a mighty large scythe to boot…
Oozing atmosphere from its every pore (the entire film was shot on a sound-stage at the famous Raleigh Studios, which lends it a queasy, claustrophobic feel) Eaten Alive matches The Texas Chain Saw Massacre for sheer insanity – and even draughts in Chain Saw star Marilyn Burns as the terrorised woman-in-peril, alongside William Finley and Mel Ferrer.
Actors: Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Carolyn Jones
Director: Tobe Hooper
Special Features: Audio commentary, New introduction to the film by Tobe Hooper, Blood on the Bayou, Gator Bait, Monsters and Metaphors, The Gator Creator, My Name is Buck, 5ive Minutes with Marilyn Burns, The Butcher of Elmendorf: The Legend of Joe Ball, Original theatrical trailers for the film under its various alternate titles: Eaten Alive/Death Trap/Starlight Slaughter/Horror Hotel, Alternate opening titles, TV and radio spots, Behind the scenes slideshow, Still and promo material gallery, Audience comment cards
Release Year: 1976
Label: Arrow Video
Region Coding: Regions A & B
Subtitles: English SDH
Case Type: Blu-Ray Case
Run Time: 91 mins
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Video Format: PAL