Frogs is a 1972 horror film directed by George McCowan. The film falls into the "eco-horror" category since it tells the story of an upper-class U.S. Southern family who are victimized by several different animal species, including snakes, birds, and lizards, as well as the occasional butterfly. Nature, the movie suggests, may be justified in exacting revenge on this family because of its patriarch's abuse of the local ecology.
The movie stars Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Joan Van Ark, and Adam Roarke. Elliott has two "beefcake" scenes in which he removes his shirt and these scenes reportedly helped earn him the title role in the 1976 movie, Lifeguard.
The film was shot in Walton County, Florida on the Emerald Coast. The location is an old southern mansion called Pt. Washington, situated on Choctawhatchee Bay.
- If YOU are squeamish stay home!!!
- Cold green skin against soft warm flesh...a croak...a scream.
- ...a terrifying story of times to come when Nature strikes back!
- A tidal wave of slithering, slimy horror devouring, destroying all in its path!
- Millions of slimy bodies squirming everywhere! Millions of gaping mouths devouring... devouring... devouring...
- It's the day that Nature strikes back!
- Today the pond! Tomorrow the world!
The story takes place amid the festivities honoring the birthday of crotchety, wheelchair-bound Southern patriarch Jason Crockett, a chemical-industry magnate whose pesticides are responsible for much of the pollution found in the swamplands. The revelry ends quickly, however, when thousands of local fauna decide to crash the party. Under the apparent telepathic guidance of the less-than-menacing swamp bullfrogs, armies of snakes, insects, and snapping turtles tear their way through the Crockett family.