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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)
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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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They Look Like Rocks...Possess A High Intelligence...Have No Eyes...And Eat Ashes...They Travel In Your Car Exhaust...They Make Fire...They Kill. See more »

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Sci-Fi | Horror | Mystery

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6 June 1975 (USA)  »

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The Hephaestus Plague  »

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good killer bug movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
21 March 2003 | by (san francisco california) – See all my reviews

This scared the hell out of me when I saw it.Roaches that rub their legs together kill everything and everyone.Bradford dillman is a good actor and I think this movie is his best work.The ending of the movie is really strange and I think This is the best of killer bug films.A good companion to this movie is the nest [1988]Only in this film they kill by using teeth.


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