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Bug (1975)

PG  |   |  Sci-Fi, Horror, Mystery  |  6 June 1975 (USA)
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An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which proceed to cause destructive chaos in a small town. The studies carried out by scientist James ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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James Parmiter
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Carrie Parmiter
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Gerald Metbaum
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Norma Tacker (as Jamie Smith Jackson)
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Mark Ross
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Tom Tacker
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Sylvia Ross
Brendan Dillon ...
Charlie
Frederic Downs ...
Henry Tacker (as Fred Downs)
James Greene ...
Reverend Kern
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Kenny Tacker
Sam Jarvis ...
Taxi Driver
Bard Stevens ...
Security Guard
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An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which proceed to cause destructive chaos in a small town. The studies carried out by scientist James Parmiter, however, reveal an intent with much more far-reaching consequences. Written by Ross Horsley <ics6rh@leeds.ac.uk>

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Out of the worst nightmare! See more »

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Sci-Fi | Horror | Mystery

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6 June 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Hephaestus Plague  »

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SEK 774,165 (Sweden)
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Creepy Low Budget 70's Eco-Horror
1 February 2002 | by (Taylorville,IL) – See all my reviews

Hadn't seen this since I was 8,so I didn't know what to expect,since it was directed by the infamous Jeannot Szwarc,who helmed such big budget disasters such as Supergirl & Santa Claus The Movie,have to say it was very creepy,well made, & even scary in some spots,believe me,after watching this,you'll be up all night spraying your kitchen with heavy doses of Raid.I hope that Paramount releases this on DVD.Check It Out!!!


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