Killdozer (1974)

Genres - Horror, Thriller  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This inventive and genuinely creepy TV movie is scripted by acclaimed science fiction author Theodore Sturgeon. The plot involves a group of construction workers building an airstrip on a South Pacific island during World War II, who disrupt an ancient native temple and uncover a strange meteorite sealed within its walls. When they attempt to move the massive rock with one of their bulldozers, the noncorporeal entity contained within it enters the machine itself, which later grinds to malevolent life and attacks the team members. Boasting high production values and excellent special effects for a TV production, Killdozer is propelled by a unique premise that no doubt inspired Stephen King's short story Trucks -- which itself spawned two substandard film versions that proved far less interesting.

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alien [not human], bulldozer, possession, appliance, attack, construction, crew, duel, evil-possession, machine, rampage