Killer Crocodile

Killer Crocodile is a 1989 Italian natural horror film directled by Fabrizio De Angelis, about a large crocodile that mutates when exposed to large quantities of toxic waste, which has been dumped in the water where it lives. The film stars Richard Anthony Crenna (son of actor Richard Crenna) and was followed by a sequel, Killer Crocodile II, in 1990.

Killer Crocodile
Killer Crocodile (1989) Film Poster.jpg
Directed byFabrizio De Angelis
Produced byFabrizio De Angelis
Written byFabrizio De Angelis
Dardano Sacchetti
StarringRichard Anthony Crenna
Sherrie Rose
Thomas Moore
Van Johnson
Music byRiz Ortolani
CinematographyFederico Del Zoppo
Edited byVincenzo Tomassi
Release date
  • 30 July 1989 (1989-07-30) (Italy)
  • 14 August 1989 (1989-08-14) (USA)
  • 15 November 1989 (1989-11-15) (France)
Running time
90 mins.


A group of friends investigating the illegal dumping of toxic chemicals in a swamp must defend themselves against an abnormally huge crocodile, which has become more aggressive than normal due to prolonged exposure to the toxic waste. The crocodile manages to kill many people, before it is cut up and blown up by a boat propeller at the climax of the film.


  • Richard Anthony Crenna as Kevin
  • Julian Hampton as Mark
  • John Harper as Bob
  • Sherrie Rose as Pamela
  • Ann Douglas as Jennifer
  • Thomas Moore as Joe
  • Van Johnson as Judge
  • Wohrman Williams as Foley


The film was shot back-to-back with its sequel Killer Crocodile 2 in the Dominican Republic. It was filmed on 35mm film.

Home mediaEdit

The film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the U.S. on September 24, 2019 by Severin Films. There will also be a limited edition Blu-ray containing the sequel.[1][2] This marks both film's first home media release in the United States. It is available for streaming, alongside its sequel, on Tubi.

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External linksEdit

Killer Crocodile on IMDb