“Unnerving, providing apt foreshadowing to its ecological, don't-mess-with-nature themes without having to turn the proceedings into a preachy message movie.” - Dustin Putman, TheBluFile.com

Tuesday, March 12, 6:00 p.m. | In McCowan’s classic eco-horror film, cantankerous Southern magnate Jason Crockett exhibits a rather indifferent attitude toward environmental matters. When wildlife photographer Pickett Smith stumbles upon the lifeless body of Crockett's gardener, who succumbed to a snakebite while carrying out pesticide spraying, he senses something is awry. Smith endeavors to alert Crockett and his family, urging them to defer their Fourth of July festivities, as local fauna starts displaying peculiar behavior. However, Crockett obstinately rejects the advisory, when the fauna strikes back.

Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Grand Prize, Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival

Cli-Fi Lecture SeriesThis series will screen a wide range of historical and contemporary Cli-Fi films, including science fiction, narrative, and experimental films, as well as blockbusters, in order to explore how they encourage us to see, understand, and respond to the escalating crisis of climate change. All screenings followed by lecture from Shawn Michelle Smith and Oliver Sann. View full series.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu