As I’ve mentioned here previously, I’ve been playing through Resident Evil 7, and I’m constantly impressed by the nods to old horror stories and movies this game has. One of my recent sessions involved giant insects, and as someone who really hates bugs, it added a whole extra layer of terror for me. You can watch me freak out here:
Anyway, those giant insects reminded me of a 1976 movie that scarred me for life–Food of the Gods. Loosely based on an H.G. Wells story, Food of the Gods was about a strange substance that is found bubbling up from the ground by a couple one day. They feed it to their chickens and the chickens grow to the size of a truck. Other creatures consume the substance, and soon the area is overrun with giant wasps, rats and more.
I saw that movie when I was like 6 or 7 years old, and it completely exacerbated my budding fear of insects. And now thanks to Resident Evil 7, I got to relive those memories in a whole new way.