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James Parmiter
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Mark Ross
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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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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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