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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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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 ...
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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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Most of the cockroach models used in this production were made by Karoly Fogassy, whose day job was a Technical Illustrator at the University of California at Riverside. For years afterward, visitors to his studio on campus were treated to the stares of the creepy bugs. See more »

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It Freaked Me Out
31 October 2003 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie I can tell you, it freaked me out very much when I first saw it. I now own it on vhs and to this day I still get freaked out everytime I watch it. This movie along with others that were done about 30 yrs. ago approximately especially the ones with insects were done very well and some are a lot better than the ones of today.


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