Just when you thought it was safe to go skinny dipping in that murky old creek, and along comes a freakin’ crocodile to put an end to those hi-jinks.Still, its a little nippy outside anyway. In any event, we have scored the first details and a poster for Michael Anderson’s The Hatching.
Synopsis: Tim Webber, a teenager at boarding school, and his friends Baggy and Nick take a dare to sneak out of the dormitory one night and steal crocodile eggs from a nearby zoo, but the prank ends in tragedy with Nick being killed and Tim taking all responsibility. Fifteen years later, after the death of his father, Tim returns home to Somerset to run the family stone masonry, but there is a sinister undercurrent to the idyllic village setting that seems to harbor a dark secret. People have been disappearing, and it all seems to be centered around the old quarry. Tim meets up again with his old friend Baggy, and to their horror clues mount. It appears that the time has come for both Baggy and Tim to pay for their actions of years ago. Those crocodile eggs that came home with Tim hatched!
The film stars Thomas Turgoose and Sylvia Syms.