Nearly a decade before he donned Freddy Kruger's famous red and green sweater, horror icon Robert Englund delivered a supremely sleazy performance in Eaten Alive - another essay in taut Southern terror from Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Deep in the Louisiana bayou sits the ramshackle Starlight Hotel, destination of choice for those who like to check in but not check out! Presided over by the bumbling, mumbling Judd (and his pet croc which he keeps in a large pond out front), the patron of this particular establishment may seem like a good-natured ol' Southern gent - but he has a mean temper on him, and a mighty large scythe to boot...
Oozing atmosphere from its every pore (the entire film was shot on a sound-stage at the famous Raleigh Studios, which lends it a queasy, claustrophobic feel) Eaten Alive matches The Texas Chain Saw Massacre for sheer insanity - and even drafts in Chain Saw star Marilyn Burns as the terrorised woman-in-peril, alongside William Finley and Mel Ferrer.
Special Edition Contents
- Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative, approved by director Tobe Hooper
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
- Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
- Isolated Music and Effects Soundtrack
- Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Audio commentary with co-writer and producer Mardi Rustam, stars Roberta Collins, William Finley and Kyle Richards, and make-up artist Craig Reardon
- New introduction to the film by Hooper
- Blood on the Bayou a brand new interview in which the director shares his recollections of making Eaten Alive
- Gator Bait a brand new interview with star Janus
- Monsters and Metaphors a brand new interview with makeup artist Craig Reardon
- The Gator Creator an archive interview with Hooper
- My Name is Buck an archive interview with star Robert Englund
- 5ive Minutes with Marilyn Burns the star of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre talks about working on Eaten Alive
- The Butcher of Elmendorf: The Legend of Joe Ball featurette looking at the true-life story of the South Texas bar owner on whom Eaten Alive is loosely based
- Original theatrical trailers for the film under its various alternate titles: Eaten Alive, Death Trap, Starlight Slaughter and Horror Hotel
- TV and Radio Spots
- Alternate Credits
- Behind the Scenes Slideshow
- Audience Comment Cards
- Stills and Promo Material Gallery
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin
- Collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Brad Stevens, illustrated with original archive stills and posters.