- 1 hr 30 min
Frogs is a 1972 eco-horror movie that is based on the premises that nature is finally righting the wrongs that have been committed against it. The movie centers on an old Southern family who is very rich and a grumpy millionaire in a wheelchair that is used to having his own way. The movie begins with free-lance photographer Pickett Smith taking photos of nature, and pollution, from a rowboat in the swamp. He is hit and almost capsized by the boat of two of the Crocket family members. He and the girl in the boat hit it off and he is then invited to the families annual birthday/4th of July celebration. Once he gets there he determines that this family or Jason Crocket in particular, is responsible for the death of animals and pollution on the island. Jason Crocket hates nature and goes out of his way to kill everything on the island that is not human. The animals, as well as nature itself, has decided to strike back against the people who are harming them, and the family members start to die one by one in very hideous ways. Pickett goes out, at Jason's request, to look around the island and finds a bunch of dead frogs and snakes killed by the poison that Jason ordered to be spread there; he also finds the body of one of the men who works for Jason. When he tells Jason about it he asks Pickett to keep it quiet until after the celebration. Pickett agrees reluctantly. When Jason's grandson is discovered dead in the greenhouse, suffocated by gas caused by lizards knocking over chemicals, the family members decide it is time to get off of the island. The animals sense this and start isolating and attacking them one at a time. Snakes, frogs, spiders, and even an occasional butterfly are used as instruments to kill in this movie that shows when nature has had enough it will fight back.