Killdozer (1974) (DVD REVIEW)

Killdozer (1974) (DVD REVIEW)

Killdozer (1974) (DVD REVIEW)

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Killdozer (1974) (DVD REVIEW)
Directed By: Jerry London
STARRING: Clint Walker, Robert Urich, Carl Betz

Construction workers building an airstrip on a small Pacific Island encounter an ancient non-material lifeform which has lived in the ruins of an ancient temple for millenia. The entity is of course malevolent and commandeers the earthmoving equipment to the general detriment of all concerned.

I first came across Killdozer doing the Horrorphilia podcast back in 2010 and this is the first time I have had the chance to revisit it since. Does my opinion of it change much since then? Not really, but I think I can at least appreciate the campy ways of it a bit more now than I did way back in the day. So a meteorite causes a bulldozer to go crazy and start killing construction workers. So, technically the trouble comes from space. Now, this is a made for TV movie from the 70s so you don’t really get any blood and you do get all the cheesy effects. The biggest saving grace for this one might be the fact that it is pretty darn short. So if you dull nature of this one isn’t doing much for you, it doesn’t really tun too terribly long so you can maybe move on soon enough.

The movie has a campy nature but seems to be acted out as if it was a more serious toned movie. Which conflicts with the movie. Going back to the downside of a TV movie, you don’t really get to see any kills on-screen and that becomes a big issue with me. I know this is a movie that somehow has found a home with the cult movie folks these days and it is coming out on Blu-ray soon, but you are at the end of the day dealing with a killer vehicle that runs about five mph and you could probably easily outrun this thing or get out of the way of it if you really had to. So, it is what it is. It’s a slow mover with a cheesy 70s made for TV ending. Outside of group watching or making a drinking game out of it, this one doesn’t do a whole lot for you.


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