Frogs is an American 1972 horror film. The film falls into the "eco-horror" category, telling the story of an upper class U.S. Southern family who are victimized by several different animal species, including snakes, birds and lizards, as well as the occasional butterfly. Nature, the movie suggests, may be justified in exacting revenge on this family because of its patriarch's abuse of the local ecology.
- Directed by George McCowan. Written by Robert Hutchison (story and screenplay) and Robert Blees (screenplay).
- Pickett Smith: [looking at Kenneth, dead on the ground in the greenhouse] Is there a place where we can put him?
- Charles: Yes sir, I'll show you.
- Jason Crockett: Karen... and everyone else... this conversation has ended!
- Pickett Smith: No, it hasn't, Mr. Crockett. Look, with Grover and Kenneth dead, I don't know what's going on around here... or if it is happening anywhere else... but we are a bunch of damn fools not to realize that we are in a hell of a lot of trouble! And we are gonna have to get together to fight it!
- Maybelle: Stop talking Mr. Pickett, 'cause you are the only man around here who's saying anything!
- Pickett Smith: First of all, we're gonna have to try to find Iris, Stuart and Michael. But to be very honest with you... I don't think we will. Not alive anyway. But whether we find them or not, we have to get off this damn island! All of us, now! We'll take the power boat. If we have to, we'll tow the canoe.
- Jason Crockett: And leave this house empty and deserted... on the Fourth of July?
- Pickett Smith: I don't think there's gonna be anybody around here to worry about today. Maybe if you didn't notice, but there hasn't been one boat out on that lake all day! Today... on a holiday!
- Clint Crockett: Do you think this is happening everywhere, Mr. Smith?
- Pickett Smith: Well if it is, we'd better all get out of here together.
- Jason Crockett: Well, I forbid it! I control these people, not you!
- Maybelle: Nobody controls me, Mr. Crockett! Now I'm asking for your permission to get off this island, alone or with someone else, I just want to go!
- Jason Crockett: I still believe man is master of the world.
- Pickett Smith: Does that mean he can't live in harmony with the rest of it?
- If YOU Are Squeamish Stay Home!!!
- Cold green skin against soft warm flesh...a croak...a scream.
- A tidal wave of slithering, slimy horror devouring, destroying all in its path!
- ...a terrifying story of times to come when Nature strikes back!
- It's the day that NATURE strikes back!
- Millions of slimy bodies squirming everywhere! Millions of gaping mouths devouring... devouring... devouring...
- Today the pond! Tomorrow the world!