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Ticks (1993)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  25 May 1994 (USA)
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A group of troubled teenagers are led by social workers on a California wilderness retreat, not knowing that the woods they are camping in have become infested by mutated, blood-sucking ticks.

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Holly Lambert
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Dee Dee Davenport
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Tyler Burns
Virginya Keehne ...
Melissa Danson
Ray Oriel ...
Rome Hernandez
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Darrel 'Panic' Lumley
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Charles Danson
Dina Dayrit ...
Kelly Mishimoto
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Jerry
Barry Lynch ...
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Jarvis Tanner
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Sheriff Parker
Timothy Landfield ...
Mr. Burns
Judy Jean Berns ...
Dr. Kates
J.D. Stone ...
Young Tyler
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Problem teens in Los Angeles join an inner-city wilderness project in and attempt to get back in touch with life's priorities, led by do-gooders Holly and Charles. When they get to the campsite, they begin having problems adjusting to the wild life, particularly local marijuana growers using herbal steroids to accelerate plant growth, and the mutated ticks that the leaky steroid system has created. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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They'll make your skin crawl. See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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25 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Infested  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Despite the movie's subtitle, ticks aren't insects. They're arachnids, more closely related to spiders and scorpions. See more »

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When Dr. Kates anatomizes the Tick, an audio recorder appears at the left top of the picture. See more »

Quotes

Jarvis Tanner: [screaming] I'M INFESTEEEED!
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Typical giant insect movie.
11 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie has some kids going on a retreat or something (been awhile since I have seen it). During their trip they run into these pot growers who don't want them there. In the place where they are growing pot somehow or another the ticks start to grow big and go on the rampage. Nothing to special in this one, but it is far from a boring and terrible movie. It moves pretty fast and there are some good kills in this one. There is also a rather cool scene where this one kid splits open. The ticks aren't to bad looking, and I don't think they were computer animated. The ending is the same old trick as in other horror movies and nothing to surprising. Though can anyone tell me why the one kid felt the need to take all those steroids when he was walking through the woods hurt? I don't believe they would have any positive impact that would help him.


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