Franco Prosperi, Italy, 1984, Severin Films, Horror

“The final word on ‘nature gone rampant’ films -- the most elaborate and daffiest of the series.” -- Mondo Digital

“If your kid ever nags you for a trip to the zoo, sit them down in front of WILD BEASTS. They need to know the truth of how PCP in the water-supply will inevitably drive all animals into a frenzy of death and merciless rage. No sense in hiding the truth from them. They'll find out eventually...the hard way.” -- Jeremy Milks, Letterboxd

The insane ‘80s eco-revenge shocker from Franco Prosperi: the notorious co-director of MONDO CANE and GOODBYE UNCLE TOM! The premise couldn’t be simpler: the water supply for a large city zoo becomes contaminated with angel dust(!), the animals get loose -- and all become unstoppable killing machines. This gory Italian beast gleefully eschews logic or even semblance of a filmic reality act by act, until action items like “commercial airliner crashing into murderous elephant” become the norm. Eurocult players Lorraine De Selle (CANNIBAL FEROX, HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF THE PARK) and Ugo Bologna (NIGHTMARE CITY) star in this devastating urban bloodbath.

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  • 92 mins
  • Color
  • 1.66:1


  • DCP