So the Metalstorm finally let up (get it?), and we moved onto this classic enviro-horror pic. It starred (of course) Ray Milland in fully grouchy mode and a young Sam Eliot–who never looks right without his mustache–as folks at a remote Florida vacation house threatened by just about all animals and bugs. Actually, the frogs themselves never kill anyone directly, but they are the subject of CONSTANT establishing shots and given the title and all, I guess must be viewed as the field marshals of Nature’s Revolution or somesuch. Because of the traditional folklore view of frogs as malign schemers, I suppose.
It’s interesting how one piece of advertising art can carry a film, and this was a pretty iconic image back in the day. It’s deceptive, or rather metaphorical, I guess. I’d like to see that movie, though. Sadly, The Maze is probably the closest we’ll ever come. Anyway, kudos to however came up with this.