Audrey Ames, an enterprising journalist, tries to get the scoop on giant grasshoppers accidentally created at the Illinois State experimental farm. She endeavors to save Chicago, despite a military cover-up. Written by
The screen's first full-length science-fiction thriller with real live creatures!
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200 grasshoppers were used for the film. During the filming, they began to cannibalize one another, so by the time the last shots were done, only a dozen were left. See more
At the beginning of the movie, two teens are making out. Then, the female looks up and recoils in horror, intimating that she's seen one of the giant locusts. However, much later, Dr. Wainright says that before they attack, grasshoppers let out an ear-piercing screech. Yet, there was no screech before the teens were attacked. Even though they had the radio on, the screeches heard later in the film are deafening and, thus, the teens should have heard it. See more
Col. Tom Sturgeon
Where do I get off asking the Regular Army for help with a bunch of oversize grasshoppers?
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