- Many of the 500 Florida frogs and 100 South American toads used in the making of the film escaped during the production.
- The Florida Holiday Inn, used by the production crew, would not allow the deadly snakes, poisonous spiders, and black scorpions into the hotel (Gee...I wonder why?)
- Due to the film's low budget, no real birds were used in bird attack scenes. Instead, they superimposed footage of flying birds over the footage of the cast running away.
- This was the first "eco-horror" film of the 1970's. It was inspired by the box-office success of "Willard."
- Scenes of the film's star, Sam Elliot, going shirtless, helped to land him the starring role in the 176 movie, Lifeguard.
- In an interview, Fran Lebowitz called it the best bad movie she'd ever seen
My favorite scary movie...
I do love this time of year. It's so much fun to dress up in costume. The candy-coated bugs that my neighbors hand out are pretty yummy, too. Watching scary movies and being frightened by the ending...even if you've seen it many times before, is a favorite past-time of mine. One of the classics is the 1972 film, FROGS. "Today the pond...Tomorrow the world!" If you're a frog you, of course, cheer for the frogs. I think many humans do, as well, and I would hope that they might. The movie may be a little far-fetched, but the reality is that with all the harmful chemicals that are ending up in our water these days, who knows whether or not a super-race of amphibians might not actually happen! It's great fun to watch...and more than a little creepy. here are some fun facts about the making of the movie
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