Daily Double

Horror Daily Double: Alligator, Rogue

We're doing 31 days of scary movie pairs! Today: Set your chompers on some killer crocs.

by | October 8, 2018 | Comments

Rotten Tomatoes is celebrating Halloween with 31 days of horror double feature recommendations. Each day of the week will have its own theme, with today’s being Monster Monday! And if you want see what’s in store or what you missed, see the Daily Double schedule.

(Photo by ©Group 1 International Distribution Organization/Third Rail Releasing/courtesy Everett Collection)

Today’s Monster Monday pays tribute to the scaly menace of the not-so-deep: killer crocs! They’re a rarity in horror cinema (even more so if you expect the movie to be great), but we think we got some fun ones to set your teeth into, roll over repeatedly in muddy water, and then set beneath a submerged rock for later use.

Alligator (1980) 80%

It must be very traumatic to witness an alligator attack — good thing we have a solid handful of gator flicks to live through vicariously. The very best of this very particular sub-genre is 1980’s Alligator, first set in the sewers of Chicago where the titular predator has grown large on lab rats. Then we travel with the alligator to the surface where it’s ready to graduate to human-sized meal portions. The movie was written by a young John Sayles and boasts three or four memorably disturbing demises. (The swimming pool sequence haunted me for years.) Then throw in a very firm sense of humor, a full B-movie cast, and you got delightful schlock.  This is basically Jaws in the city and it’s a hoot.


Rogue (2008) 100%

For something a bit more recent and more on the suspense side, check out Rogue, which comes from the director of the decidedly nastier Wolf Creek series. Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington, and Michael Vartan lead a bunch of desperate tourists trapped on a small island with the tide coming in and one huge alligator somewhere nearby. Hardcore horror fans may be disappointed with the relatively light body count but the film delivers more than a few scary moments and some sequences of seriously sustained suspense.  (If you’re in the mood for a triple feature in the gator department, add 2007’s Black Water to your list.)

Available on YouTubeGoogle Play

 Yesterday: Sunday Funday! | Schedule | Tomorrow: Twisted Tuesday!

Tag Cloud

Fox Searchlight Countdown war Video Games spanish Marvel Studios Marvel cats jamie lee curtis 2015 RT21 Trophy Talk 007 Drama Box Office Spike National Geographic historical drama Acorn TV Pride Month directors nbcuniversal Sony Pictures RT History latino science fiction Fall TV documentaries TCA 2017 all-time DirecTV a nightmare on elm street Disney streaming service mockumentary transformers Tarantino HBO Go psychological thriller stop motion Universal animated Funimation DC Comics christmas movies cartoon quibi die hard HBO Max SundanceTV worst OneApp comic justice league MSNBC Ghostbusters french Horror Netflix police drama Country spanish language PBS mutant Opinion Marvel Television YouTube singing competition Toys Rocky hollywood dceu festivals superhero period drama Writers Guild of America Lifetime Trivia biography movie IFC Films sitcom cults indie 20th Century Fox spinoff VICE 2016 BET First Look disaster Comedy Central Chilling Adventures of Sabrina chucky Classic Film Best and Worst Crackle Vudu obituary adventure remakes Comics on TV worst movies BBC One 4/20 Britbox Adult Swim SDCC Sneak Peek screen actors guild ABC Family MCU crime drama Amazon Prime Infographic CMT A24 AMC Schedule Star Trek GoT Syfy italian ratings Travel Channel Certified Fresh 2020 blockbuster Peacock The Witch Crunchyroll Pop canceled TV shows zombies Black History Month WarnerMedia Quiz Film The CW First Reviews Masterpiece game of thrones Comic Book Sundance Winners Arrowverse medical drama YouTube Red cancelled Thanksgiving emmy awards TV Land Nominations binge Apple TV Plus Baby Yoda child's play Columbia Pictures foreign Starz universal monsters Reality Captain marvel Awards Chernobyl Rocketman joker USA Network thriller APB 45 San Diego Comic-Con Food Network romantic comedy Summer Cannes Disney+ Disney Plus Tubi CBS All Access revenge USA political drama laika VH1 Marathons dc History Disney Channel true crime Podcast richard e. Grant Pixar video TLC Fantasy Sundance Now IFC what to watch BBC crime satire Shudder TV comiccon spy thriller crime thriller teaser TIFF A&E toronto composers Reality Competition TCM Lifetime Christmas movies Cartoon Network indiana jones best BET Awards Song of Ice and Fire facebook scary movies cancelled TV shows dark Anna Paquin cars Endgame documentary Academy Awards football Cosplay Heroines Tomatazos rotten halloween tv discovery Interview Sundance TV CW Seed Lucasfilm films 72 Emmy Awards Emmys franchise Pet Sematary Oscars Pop TV Dark Horse Comics Mudbound nfl streaming Women's History Month free movies green book Amazon President ghosts Superheroes space The Arrangement scorecard New York Comic Con Christmas Creative Arts Emmys Paramount Network Nat Geo CNN docudrama Musical 2017 technology DC streaming service south america FX halloween NBC Mystery HBO BAFTA 21st Century Fox Red Carpet television LGBT based on movie politics spain Super Bowl screenings Premiere Dates festival The Walking Dead Epix cooking Fox News Television Academy Showtime Netflix Christmas movies Esquire Animation harry potter anthology casting TCA 2019 supernatural versus Television Critics Association Hear Us Out game show The Purge Apple TV+ venice E! Amazon Studios Nickelodeon Hulu E3 YA Holiday zombie dogs Comedy reboot Star Wars witnail PlayStation Hallmark Christmas movies Turner Ovation boxoffice twilight Emmy Nominations Western 2018 Character Guide criterion TCA Awards Paramount Mary Tyler Moore cinemax Spectrum Originals American Society of Cinematographers hist WGN Black Mirror Turner Classic Movies Elton John Spring TV Holidays toy story travel Bravo TCA Winter 2020 ITV crossover movies X-Men Set visit Sci-Fi Brie Larson finale name the review Disney TBS CBS NYCC BBC America Tumblr breaking bad reviews tv talk Photos cancelled TV series kids stand-up comedy Calendar romance Avengers comedies Grammys Winter TV SXSW Pirates Family mission: impossible Logo blaxploitation video on demand Film Festival Music robots natural history serial killer LGBTQ diversity sag awards The Academy Valentine's Day Musicals critics GIFs asian-american FOX batman Walt Disney Pictures DC Universe Mary poppins See It Skip It Year in Review nature Freeform TV renewals El Rey Rock GLAAD fast and furious FX on Hulu classics Martial Arts DGA slashers Disney Plus award winner dragons series theme song Warner Bros. sequel Extras Shondaland Ellie Kemper talk show miniseries concert hispanic independent parents Action comics Superheroe strong female leads Apple Binge Guide Biopics TNT archives vampires unscripted FXX golden globes Stephen King anime aliens cancelled television doctor who Teen spider-man sequels MTV Mary Poppins Returns Amazon Prime Video children's TV Awards Tour Hallmark news Discovery Channel ABC Mindy Kaling ESPN VOD 71st Emmy Awards zero dark thirty Kids & Family adaptation Trailer TruTV psycho Polls and Games Rom-Com Election PaleyFest dramedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt elevated horror sports book OWN renewed TV shows cops YouTube Premium rotten movies we love Watching Series Lionsgate stoner social media canceled werewolf 24 frames