“That ain’t no common gator.”
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
It’s filled with “cameos” — for instance, by Carolyn Jones as brothel-owner “Miss Hattie”:
… Mel Ferrer as Collins’ father, who has come looking for her:
… Stuart Whitman as the sheriff attempting to help Ferrer and his other daughter (Crystin Sinclaire) in their search:
… and William Finley as a bizarre father whose young daughter (Kyle Richards) is traumatized by the loss of her pet dog ‘Snoopy’ to the crocodile:
… and whose wife (Marilyn Burns) spends most of the film tied up in a bed screaming for her life.
This gothic horror flick is really a mess, with odd (often red) lighting, a chaotic soundtrack, and poor-to-non-existent effects for the lethal crocodile, who’s barely seen. You can skip this one unless it sounds like your cup of tea.
Notable Performances, Qualities, and Moments: