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David Miller, George Wilson, Sharon Taylor, Jack Riley, Rock Peace ... see more see more... , Eric Christmas , Al Sklar , Ernie Meyers , Jerry Anderson , Ron Shapiro , Nigel Barber , Gregg Berger , John De Bello , David Hall , Lydia Hannibal , D.J. Sullivan

The creators of the successful web series Ask a Ninja brings audiences this redo of the cult classic comedy Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! for Emmett/Furla Films. The original's campy plot followed th... read more read more...e exploits of a town under siege by killer possessed tomatoes out to chomp up its citizens. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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PG, 1 hr. 27 min.

Directed by: John De Bello

Release Date: January 1, 1978

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DVD Release Date: September 23, 2003

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  • February 20, 2012
    Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a fine comedy horror flick that spoofs the monster genre of films. The premise of this film is simple, yet somewhat effective. This film is one of the most underrated comedy horror flicks that I've seen. This is a good film that doesn't deserve th... read moree flack it has received, sure the film is ridiculous, but it intentionally does it. Everything about the film is over the top. The film plays out like a parody, and it does it very well. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is one of the most original horror comedies I've seen. This is the perfect comedy horror flick for the horror fan looking for a ridiculous B movie. This film is quite underrated and should be seen as a good B movie that spoofs 1950's monster flicks. The film is one of the most original horror comedies and is pure fun from start to finish. Everything you see is done on purpose, and that's what makes this what it is. I can't state this enough, this is a good B movie that is a definite must see for fans of comedy horror. The acting is cheesy, and the premise is more than just silly. If you enjoy a good, cheesy comedy horror flick, then look no further than this film. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is good fun, despite the fact that its beyond silly. If you're going into this film expecting a great film, you'll be sadly disappointed. On the other hand, if you're expecting a film that's so bad, it's good then this is definitely your film. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is one memorable comedy horror flick that delivers a great time. A flawed film, but definitely enjoyable.
  • January 5, 2011
    This movie is hilarious. It's sort of a spoof on the giant animal/insect craze of the 50s, but it's also funny in other ways too. If you love spoof movies or goofy comedies in general, I highly recommend this one.
  • August 22, 2009
    what a great film. the pinnacle of ridiculousness. just pure insanity.
  • July 9, 2009
    A parody of cultish bad B-movies that became a cult film in its own right. Not good enough for a parody, not even "good" enouhg to be as much fun as the films it's mocking.
  • February 25, 2009
    No, it wasn't perfect. Name me one movie that is, honestly. But, come on. I see a lot of crud about this being "Unwatchable," and "Awful," and in some cases "The worst movie ever." Well, really. The only way anyone could possibly think that about AotKT is if they have absolutely ... read moreno sense of humour. I'm 22, I just saw it for the first time, I loved it. If you like Mel Brooks movies, this is pretty similar. They took an idea (Hitchcock's The Birds), twisted it into something more obscure and off the wall (Tomatoes), and had a good time making fun of every little cliché of the horror genre, and then some.

    If you, like another reviewer on here, watch two minutes of it and decide you're done with it, then I can't imagine you watch many movies at all. I can't remember the last time I saw a movie that had my interest thoroughly grabbed in the first two minutes. The top best-selling movies EVER all failed to grab my interest within the first two minutes, and yet, I ended up liking them. So, my points are twofold; One, don't be a wuss, if you're going to watch this movie at all, actually watch it. Don't watch it for thirty seconds and say "Ugh, how corny, I'm ditching this." Two, consider what you expect out of movies in general, but especially this one.

    Most people watch movies to have fun, and be entertained. If you watch AotKT for those reasons, you'll find it enjoyable. Some people apparently watch movies demanding to be blown away by every aspect of it, and come out of it raving like they've had an epiphany. Don't do that. Ever.

    ... Anyway. Yeah. This is about half-comment, half-rant, but so be it. I found AotKT enjoyable; if you watch it expecting a satire of horror and an entertaining watch, you'll get it. If you're expecting to be left convulsing on the floor feeling like life has no meaning since it peaked at seeing the movie; then you should try something habit-forming.
  • January 29, 2009
    Oh my god, this is the best movie ever. From the text crawl at the beginning to the ridiculousness of the premise, to the wonderfully hilarious theme song, there's really almost nothing not to like about this movie. When I saw it in the video store I thought it was going to be a ... read moresincere schlock monster movie, but it's a comedy and it knows it's a comedy. There are no giant, Audrey 2-esque man-eating fruits here- they're just garden variety (literally) tomatoes that decide to rise up against humans, for some reason. I love how people shoot at them rather than stomp them. I love how the first victim screams in horror at a tomato rolling towards her. I love how no one thinks to just pick up an attacking orb and eat it. Apparently there aren't too many salad eaters in this county. The visual jokes are a little campy and reminded me a little of Airplane!, but all in all this movie amused me to no end.
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    October 8, 2007
    Oh man, this was so stupid but kinda funny.
  • September 18, 2007
    omg i have to say that i am one of the sad people that have seen this ts so crap it says it in the name reli
  • August 19, 2007
    The titles are quite good but that's all. It's just not funny.
    There are much funnier films than this which don't even try to be. Even the rubbish that Troma produces can be more entertaining.
    This is definitely the worst movie of all time.
  • August 3, 2007
    Cheap and silly, but it had a lot of heart. Every growing kid needs to see this at least once. Great opening sequence. I totally loved the "Puberty Love" song they played. The tomatoes were a bit inconsistent from scene to scene. What budget?

Critic Reviews

Rich Cline
June 12, 2004
Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall

Deliriously silly!

Eric Henderson
October 5, 2003
Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine

The really frustrating thing about Tomatoes is the toothlessness of its satire. Full Review

Peter Sobczynski
September 25, 2003
Peter Sobczynski, Critic Doctor

Even though there are about a zillion dumb parts, it never quite wears out its welcome. Full Review

Ken Hanke
September 24, 2002
Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Lousy movie with a catchy titles

Alex Sandell
August 4, 2002
Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum

Turned into a B movie classic based on its title alone.

Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Scott Weinberg,

I don't care if it's "so bad it's good" -- there's some seriously funny bits in this otherwise disposable cult flick.

March 26, 2009

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Geoff Andrew
June 24, 2006
Geoff Andrew, Time Out

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Emanuel Levy
August 12, 2005
Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com

No review available.

Philip Martin
April 2, 2005
Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

No review available.

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