A football player and some friends go to an island for vacation but what they find is a nightmare. A farmer & his wife have discovered a substance streaming out of the ground on their land. They mix it with the chicken feed and all the baby chicks grow up to be the size of a bus. Just imagine the size of the eggs, not to mention a drumstick! So, they see it as a wonderful gift from God, hence the name. Here’s the trouble, some wasps get into the FOTG and one of the football player’s buddies gets stung by a wasp the size of a pit bull and dies. They go to the farmhouse and get the skinny on the FOTG from the farmer’s wife who happens to notice a rat hole in her kitchen wall while they are there. Cue in the giant rats. You got it, a bunch of people are trapped in a house trying to fend off a swarm of giant rats.
This is a classic H.G. Wells tale although I will admit that I haven’t read it. I think the film is very amusing and would probably write it off as poor 70’s special effects or what not. However, my sister & I saw this one in the theater when it came out and I can clearly remember us laughing through it back then.