The Return of the Killer Shrews official website launches

A couple of weeks ago I told you about THE RETURN OF THE KILLER SHREWS, an independent sequel/reboot of the 1959 B-movie THE KILLER SHREWS. The official website for the film has launched, and it contained a bit of new information, including the above art and this abridged synopsis:

A TV Reality Show hires Captain Thorne Sherman and his boat to cargo supplies to the deserted offshore island they're using as a filming location. Thorne would have normally refused the job because he's been to that island before and stills sees it in his nightmares. Unfortunately, he needs the money and he's not getting much business these days. Together with his first mate Rook , they sail - to a place Thorne Sherman never wanted to see again as long as he lived; the island of the killer shrews.

As the TV crew and two-fisted animal expert Johnny Reno shoot their reality show, some of the cast and crew go missing, attacked and eaten in a bloody feeding frenzy by strange creatures. But tough as nails producer Stella, sleazy director Willard and manipulative writer Lenora couldn't care less about the human cost. They are ruthlessly focused on getting their show in the can, regardless of the body count. Only cute young camera operator Mickey and her on-again off-again boyfriend Sam grow concerned about their vanished friends. And Captain Thorne grows uneasy. Only he knows that the island holds hidden danger. Only he knows why people are dying. Once again, the place is crawling with giant Killer Shrews, the result of a 50 year old experiment gone terribly wrong. And time is running out to get off the island before they all turn into bloody Shrew bait.

The movie is directed Steve Latshaw, who co-wrote the script with Pat Moran. The cast includes James Best (star of the original), John Schneider ("The Dukes of Hazard"), Rick Hurst, Jennifer Lyons (below) and Mel Tillis.

Extra Tidbit: THE KILLER SHREWS was produced as a double feature with THE GIANT GILA MONSTER, both of which were directed by special effects veteran Ray Kellogg.
Source: Official Site



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