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The Killer Shrews are the main antagonists of the 1959 American horror film The Killer Shrews.

In an attempt to reduce the size of humans in order to reduce their food intake, Dr. Marlowe Cragis accidentally creates a population of gigantic man-eating shrews that continuously grow in size.

Appearance

The Killer Shrews are large dog-sized creatures with shaggy, floor-length hair, long rat-like tails, and enormous canine teeth.

Powers and Abilities

The Killer Shrews possesses the following powers and abilities:

  • Sharp teeth
  • Venomous bite
  • Burrowing

Fate

Most of the Killer Shrews survive to the end of the film and are left to their own devices on the island.

Trivia

  • The monsters themselves are portrayed by dogs with shaggy fur costumes.

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