Laelaps Movie of the Week: Supercroc
I knew this movie was going to be painful, but Supercroc makes last week’s film (Raptor Island) look like classic American cinema by comparison. I’m actually surprised that the film was not called “The Thing That Ate Los Angeles,” although the film’s super-sized antagonist seemed to accidentally step on/fall on its victims rather than consume them. At least it was short; mercifully, anticlimactically so.
Playing with relative sizes of organisms to make human beings helpless is a classic technique in science fiction and horror films, most notably seen in pictures like 1957’s The Incredible Shrinking Man and 1966’s Fantastic Voyage. Supercroc operates on a bit of a different assumption, however, mainly being that if crocodiles are scary when