Deep in the Texas bayou, there lies a rusty motel run by a crazy old innkeeper, but while Judd is more than happy to check you in, his pet crocodile will be checking you out! EATEN ALIVE is a dark and oppressive swamp shocker from TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE's Tobe Hooper. Hooper brings back Marilyn Burns and many others to round out the cast in his second feature. While it offers a far more stylized look (particularly in its bold color filters), EATEN ALIVE retains much of the same raw, gritty aesthetic and constant sense of unease brought over from his earlier film. Neville Brand's portrayal of the mumbling schizophrenic Judd wins out over what is otherwise a below average production. The characters scramble about the hotel in a typical fashion before Judd mangles them with the garden tools and feeds them to the croc. Hooper strikes a key note of suspense when the hungry reptile corners the young daughter of one of the hotel guests in the crawlspace beneath the house. EATEN ALIVE is an interesting watch for TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE fans, but a near miss overall.