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Robert King (screenplay)
Eli Cantor (based on the novel by)
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Release Date:
13 May 1988 (USA) See more »
The terror has hatched. See more »
Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Robert Lansing ... Elias Johnson

Lisa Langlois ... Elizabeth Johnson
Franc Luz ... Richard Tarbell

Terri Treas ... Dr. Morgan Hubbard

Stephen Davies ... Homer

Diana Bellamy ... Mrs. Pennington
Jack Collins ... Shakey Jake

Nancy Morgan ... Lillian
Jeff Winkless ... Church
Steve Tannen ... Mr. Perkins
Heidi Helmer ... Jenny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen A. Smythe ... Diner
David Halver ... Customer in Cafe (uncredited)

Directed by
Terence H. Winkless 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eli Cantor  based on the novel by
Robert King  screenplay by

Produced by
Julie Corman .... producer
Original Music by
Rick Conrad 
Cinematography by
Ricardo Jacques Gale 
Film Editing by
Stephen Mark 
Jim Stewart  (as James Austin Stewart)
Casting by
Al Guarino 
Linda Shayne 
Production Management
Steve Barnett .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeffrey Delman .... second unit director
Art Department
Samuel Braslau .... lead man
David Halver .... assistant propmaster
Special Effects by
James M. Navarra .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Luther Jackson .... second assistant camera (as Paul Jackson)
Kinka Usher .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Robin Toor .... assistant editor
Richard Villa .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Albert T. Dickerson III .... transportation coordinator (as Albert T. Dickerson)
Other crew
Beth Eye .... animal wrangler
Brian Eye .... animal wrangler
Elizabeth Eye .... animal wrangler
James Bodey Eye .... animal wrangler
Jerry Eye .... animal provider
Lisa Eye .... animal wrangler
Matthew Eye .... animal wrangler
Robert Eye .... animal wrangler
Willie Eye .... animal wrangler
Jan Rudolph .... script supervisor

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USA:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Directorial debut of Terence H. Winkless.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: In the first scene at the lighthouse, about 10 minutes in, as the sheriff is walking around his car, you can see the crew reflected in the car windows.See more »
Richard Tarbell:Why are the roaches killing people and how do we stop them?See more »
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Referenced in Mimic (1997)See more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Worth Watching, 17 February 2002
Author: wbells ( from New York

This movie is definately worth watching. Right from the start you see the roaches & all throughout the movie there was enough killing & blood to keep me interested which was amazing to me because I was expecting this movie to be a bomb. Has some great scenes with animal killings & the effects weren't bad at all. The movie keeps up a good pace & held my interest almost to the end. I've seen this movie a few times & with about 15 minutes to go I always get bored so that's why I wouldn't rate it any higher than a 7. One thing that was very annoying, though, was Elizabeth's hair. Didn't people own mirrors in 1988?

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