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It was a horror/monster movie (or, with slim possibility, a TV show, but I'm fairly certain it was a movie). It was about little monsters or aliens (unsure) that attacked people and ate them. I believe they were essentially elongated heads with lots of teeth, about the size and shape of a football. I don't remember how or why they showed up, or even how they were ultimately defeated. I'm pretty sure it was live-action.

The one thing I do remember distinctly is that, at the end of the movie, as the camera pans up after the ordeal has been settled and everyone thinks its over, a mountain in the distance stands up and opens its mouth, revealing itself to be a massive version of the smaller creatures. That's the only distinct piece I have to go on.

The exact details from the middle, I'm not sure. But the "mountain is actually a monster/alien" ending is the firm detail in my mind. I was very young, so it's all I remember clearly.

I saw it at home in the late 80s or early 90s in the United States, but I don't know how new it was at that time. It was color, and I don't know if it was a rented movie on VHS or shown on TV, but I would guess it was on TV.

I'm fairly certain it is not the movie(s) "Critters" about the little hairball monsters, although if I'm wrong (and that ending shows up in one of those films), that's okay.

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The Deadly Spawn, (1983), aka Return of the Alien's Deadly Spawn.

That night, a lone patrolman stands guard outside the house. His contact on the CB radio is confident that the spawn has been wiped out, but then the patrolman hears a low rumbling, and sees the hill by the house lift up, revealing that it sits atop the mouth of a colossal spawn.

  • This seems incredibly likely, given the description of the ending. The nature of the creatures doesn't match what I remember, but that could be my faulty recollection. Before I accept as the answer, I want to see if it's possible to find the ending (or the whole movie) somewhere, but this will likely be marked as correct either way. – Mister B Oct 20 '17 at 15:10
  • Well, I can't seem to find anywhere to see the movie, but based on the description that's got to be it. Thanks for the find! I'll keep looking, but I can't imagine a lot of movies ended that way, so here you go! Now I just need to figure out why my parents had me watching that (and others) when I was in Kindergarten... – Mister B Oct 20 '17 at 21:48
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    Just to fully credit you: I found the movie and was able to watch the ending, and that was definitely it! Very impressive find, given that I had several of the details wrong! – Mister B Oct 23 '17 at 20:58

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