DAY OF THE ANIMALS
US, 1976, 35mm, VOST FR & NL OND, 98’
Depletion of the ozone layer suddenly turns all animals at high altitude into killing machines. Bad news for a bunch of backpackers setting off on a hike through the Sierra Nevada, where they're attacked by lions, wolves, hawks, grizzlies and a demented pre-Airplane Leslie Nielsen at his most entertainingly OTT.
Introduced by Lee Gambin, author of the book Massacred by Mother Nature: Exploring the Natural Horror Film