“Probably the best cinematic attempt to capture the otherworldly madness of the death of the American Dream."
-- THE OFFICIAL SPLATTER MOVIE GUIDE
Darker, danker and even more disturbed than THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, EATEN ALIVE is director Tobe Hooper’s follow-up to his iconic classic. Neville Brand is unforgettable as the gibbering yokel manning a decrepit swampside motel (which is beautifully rendered on a dusty soundstage). As Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, William Finley (PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE), and Marilyn Burns (returning from THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE) make their way to this diseased charnel house, Brand makes quick use of his trusty scythe in order to feed his famished pet crocodile. EATEN ALIVE blends the aggressive, hallucinatory drive of CHAIN SAW with the out-of-control theatrics of an off-off-Broadway tribulation.