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Eco-Horror Movie Nights

Humanity and nature don’t always get along…what happens when nature fights back?

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • October 19 & 26

  • 7pm

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Admission | $5
Tickets available online and at the door.

Grab a buddy, grab a bag of popcorn, and buckle in for a night of low-budget terror and thrills during Eco-Horror Movie Nights this October. Scary, silly, and delightfully cringey, these sci-fi/horror movies engage human anxiety around nature and our impact on the natural world.

Enjoy a free bag of popcorn with your ticket, and feel free to bring your own movie snacks to enjoy during the film. Nothing crunchy, please! (And yes, you can sneak them in if that makes the experience feel more authentic.)

This year we’re featuring Attack of the Monster Crabs (1957) and Frogs (1973). Read more about each film below.


Attack of the monster crabs (1957) | OCtober 19, 7pm

“From the depths of the sea…a tidal wave of terror!”

Undeniably bad and undeniably entertaining, Attack of the Crab Monsters tells the tale of a scientific expedition that has been sent to a remote Pacific island to discover the fate of a prior group of scientists. Unhappily for the expedition, they discover that the first group of scientists were eaten by a pair of radiation-mutated giant crabs that then absorbed their minds. What follows is a delightfully campy tooth and claw fight for the fate of the entire world!

Directed by Roger Corman, starring Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, and Russell Johnson. Playtime: 62 minutes

Tickets available in advance or at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Frogs (1972) | OCtober 26, 7pm

“Today the pond…tomorrow the world!”

Frogs is an environmental revenge flick that’s both gruesome and ridiculous. The plot centers on Jason Crockett, a nature-hating millionaire who has invited his family to his island estate to celebrate his birthday. Crockett has been attempting to control the frog population on his island through excessive use of poisons…and the frogs have finally decided to fight back. As the guests slowly realize that something is amiss, they attempt to flee—only to be picked off one by one by snakes, tarantulas, and all manner of frenzied creatures. This movie is heavy on the agonizing deaths, so consider yourself warned!

Directed by George McCowan, starring Sam Elliott and Ray Milland. Rated PG. Playtime: 91 minutes

Tickets available in advance or at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm.

About The Event

  • Cumming Nature Center
  • October 19 & 26

  • 7pm