When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals – Vanessa Morgan (editor)

Movies where animals attack are some of my favourites, particularly when they’re so bad they’re hilarious. This book takes on the good, the bad and the how did this even get made?!

The killers in these movies include ants, sharks, rats, snakes, dogs and spiders. Each of the seventy essays focuses on one movie. The essays varied in the level of detail about the movie but be aware that some include major spoilers.

I was surprised to discover I’d only seen twelve of the movies discussed:

My favourite, Mega Piranha, didn’t find its way into the book. It’s ridiculous, it’s made by The Asylum and its stars include Greg Brady and Tiffany (who sings one of the songs on the soundtrack).

The bicycle kick scene is priceless:

Here’s the trailer:

Oh, and it has an IMDb score of 2.4. Obsessed yet?

Anyway, back to the book. I enjoyed seeing that some of my favourites were included and I now have a huge list of movies to binge.

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Moonlight Creek Publishing for the opportunity to read this book.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Once Upon a Blurb

The definitive horror movie guide for fans of killer animals and “revenge of nature” films.

When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals provides a fascinating and entertaining insight into the cinematographic world of animals on the rampage. From well-known predators such as sharks and lions to unusual killing machines like turkeys, elephants, frogs, cats, and rabbits, there is no shortage of the species on display in this book.

Leading horror writers and filmmakers present their favourite “animals attack” films through in-depth essays. Some of the films are touching, some are repulsive, and some are just plain silly. Not all of these horror movies line up with the critical consensus, yet they have one thing in common: they have made the heart of the writer beat faster with excitement.

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