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Ticks (1993)

 -  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Sir
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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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25 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Infested  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The film was made and released internationally under the title "Ticks," and the film was briefly test-marketed to U.S. theaters in 1993 under the title "Infested." It was changed back to "Ticks" for video and TV and became a minor cult classic under that name. 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 »

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Panic: They call me "Panic" 'cause I never do.
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Referenced in Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil (2002) See more »

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Fans of low budget horror and Seth Green: this one's for you!
12 January 2000 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

While I was watchng this movie I couldn't help but think that while Peter Scolari was filming this "Friday the 13th meets Arachnaphobia" low budget horror, his "Bosom Buddies" co-star, Tom Hanks, was off earning an oscar for Forrest Gump. Don't get me wrong...I like Peter Scolari; he just seems so out of place in this movie. That aside, if you're a fan of this genre, especially of the straight-to-video variety, you won't want to miss this one. It has everything for you: two-dimensional characters, gore, bad dialogue, gore, cheesy special effects, no plot or storyline what-so-ever, and, oh yeah, I almost forgot...gore. My only real complaint is that there is little to no camp. It's those moments of overdone camera work and melodramatic line delivery that make these "B-movie" romps real gems to have in one's video collection. The closest we get to any kind of decent camp is in the characters of Sir and his sidekick henchman, Jerry. Only these two offer us that overly theatrical style of acting that has the viewer thinking, "they've got to be geniuses!"

You will also want to check this one out if you're a fan of Seth Green. Much of the action centers around him as he has quite a bit of screen time. A very talented actor, Seth is the only cast member that actually attempts to flesh out his character and add some dimension to the role. Unforunately, this venue won't allow him to do that. It is also fun to watch Seth not take the whole thing too seriously. Watch him carefully in the vet's office during the autopsy scene–he's actually trying to hold back some laughter! All of this put together does make Ticks a worth while 85 minutes to spend watching it.


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