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
When the locusts attack the building Ed Wainright is in, one smashes through the window. Ed shoots it and it falls away. A split second later, Ed and a soldier blast open sky. Apparently, the special effects people had the locust fall away too soon. 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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Words and Music by Lou Bartel & Harriet Kane
Sung by Lou Bartel & Chorus
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