Horror films have been a reliable film genre over the years. Like everything else, horror films have had their ups and downs: some decades have been nothing but horror films, while others have been a drought. Overall, horror movies have made money without movie stars having to sell the movie.
There have been many horror subgenres, and one of the weirdest and sometimes most entertaining subgenres (if you’re in a weird mood) is the killer food horror movie subgenre. In the world of these horror movies, everything from donuts to tomatoes has an appetite for human flesh.
‘Attack of the Killer Donuts’ (2016)
Who doesn’t love donuts? It’s hard to love donuts when they’re trying to kill you. This delicious weird movie is like another movie on the list, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.
Attack of the Killer Donuts is a great film to watch at a party or if you’re more into lighter horror fare than something darker like delving deep into psychological horror. Yes, Attack of the Killer Donuts is cheesy and silly, but it’s a fun horror film that’s fun to watch.
Attack of the Killer Donuts can be watched for free on Peacock and Amazon Prime.
“Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” (1978)
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is one of the first and most famous killer food films. It was made on a low budget and became a surprise hit and became a horror food franchise.
The film is a parody of B-movies and was made for less than $100,000; That was back when movies were shot on film rather than the more affordable digital technology available today. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes became a pop culture phenomenon that people still talk about today. It became a franchise with three tomato films and an animated series spin-off. George Clooney was even in The Return of the Killer Tomatoesbefore becoming an A-list movie star.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes can be streamed for free on Pluto TV, Tubi, Vudu, Plex and Amazon Prime.
“Poultry Ghost: Night of the Dead Chickens” (2006)
Poultry Ghost: The Night of the Chicken Dead is a film by director Lloyd Kaufman. Lloyd Kaufman, Dov Simmonsand Roger Corman are three filmmakers who have perfected the no-to-low-budget filmmaking method of how to run a film set and how to make low-budget films that still turn a profit.
Poultry Ghost: The Night of the Chicken Dead is about a chain of fast food restaurants set up in a Native American cemetery that causes the dead chickens to be possessed by Native American spirits and turn the chickens into vengeful chicken zombies.
Poultry Ghost: The Night of the Chicken Dead can be streamed for free on Vudu
thanksgiving is the lowest budget film on the list. It shot for just $3500 and received peanuts for marketing and distribution. thanksgiving is one of those movie ideas that people usually joke about on Thanksgiving before carving the bird.
People have joked about it for years, “What if the turkey came back to life and decided to get revenge?” Kevin Stewart and Jordan Downey I just took that idea and made a film about it. The film is about a cursed turkey who kills college students while they’re on vacation: a typical slasher movie plot with a “chicken” twist – happy Thankskilling!
thanksgiving can be streamed for free on Pluto TV, Tubi and Vudu.
“The Stuff” (1985)
The stuff is an underrated film with a dark sense of satire and humor that many people either don’t like or don’t understand. The film is a satirical look at TV commercials, marketing and nutrition. It’s a film that is perhaps more relevant today than it was when it was first released.
The plot of The stuff: After quarry workers discover a white cream gushing out of the ground, they taste it and are instantly addicted to it. The stuff is marketed and sold to the general public. The only problem is that stuff takes over the brain and turns people into zombies. The stuff can’t be as good as Dawn of the Deadwhich took its themes of greed and materialism more seriously, but it’s still a goofy, funny horror film about American consumerism.
The stuff can be streamed for free on Tubi.
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