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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Did You Know?
There really is a town called Ludlow, in the right area in Champaign County, IL, and the town Paxton is just north of it in Ford County. They are also near Chanute AFB, where reporter Audrey Aimes (Peggie Castle
) was headed at the beginning of the film. 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
Gen. John T. Short
Dr. Wainright, you're a scientist, you know what grasshoppers can do. I'm a soldier, I know what guns can do.
"Natural, Natural Baby"
Words and Music by Lou Bartel & Harriet Kane
Sung by Lou Bartel & Chorus
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