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Bug (1975)

 -  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
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Frederic Downs ...
Henry Tacker (as Fred Downs)
James Greene ...
Reverend Kern
Jim Poyner ...
Kenny Tacker
Sam Jarvis ...
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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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The Picture You See With Your Eyes Closed. 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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Castle wanted as a "gimmick" to install brushes near the seats that would rub against theater patrons legs to simulate bugs crawling but it was turned down. See more »

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Why is everyone so negative about the ending?
7 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie once about 20 years ago. If you read other's comments you'll find that just about everyone hates the second half of the movie. For me it was the reverse. The first half wasn't particularly interesting. Bugs starting fires, BIG DEAL. Then the movie apparently ends and you're wondering what else could happen. That's where it gets interesting. I liked the doctor's slow descent into madness. It was highly original and refreshing twist. The bugs on the wall just rocked! If you want to make more sense of the doctor's actions read the book, The Hephaestus Plague. The book actually continues on beyond where the movie ends. I'd really recommend this movie unless of course you want stupid CGI instead of plot and character development.


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