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Frogs (1972) - George McCowan

I had always viewed this as a lame, gimmicky flick with corny tendencies. I remember watching this movie a lot on cable at my grandparents house. Hosted by Joe Bob Briggs on Monstervision or Gilbert and Rhonda on USA Up All Night. It always intrigued me but I wrote it off until now. Needless to say, I wasn't incredibly impressed.

Mother Nature starts getting her revenge on Old Man Crockett. A crotchety and angry guy with a knack for polluting the river he lives on. Sam Elliott shows up without his mustache as a photographer snooping for scoops on the island. It turns out Crockett had been poisoning his land for years killing all of the wildlife and critters. This is obviously leading to the wildlife having enough and fighting back. A social commentary, sure. But that's too obvious. It's more a hype film for the human race prevailing over that bitch Nature. 
This is undeniably low-budget and it fulfills it's job in setting the scene. It works as a cohesive horror movie bu…