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Ticks (1993)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 25 May 1994 (USA)
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

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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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Storyline

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 breed. They hatch. They kill. 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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Trivia

David Gale had originally been cast as the heavy, but died a year before production started. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[first lines]
Tyler: [Mr. Burns drops off his son Tyler at the designated pick-up stop] Dad, please don't make me do this.
Mr. Burns: Tyler, it's for your own good. I checked out this program. Miss Lambert's helped a lot of kids. I... I think she can help you, too. Okay? Tyler?
Mr. Burns: [Tyler gets out of the truck looking back] I'm doing this because I want you to get better.
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Connections

Referenced in Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreamlike and Unreal
Written by Jack Ackerman
Performed by Bob Anderson
Courtesy of Jackbar Music
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A surprisingly fun and gooey b-movie flick!
15 June 2005 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

If you are in the mood for a fun horror movie that doesn't take itself too seriously and has all the right gross out gimmicks- check it out. If it wasn't for a friend mentioning this movie title I would have passed it up. But I trusted his judgment since he is a horror aficionado- and I read some decent reviews in some of my old issues of Fangoria/Gore Zone.

The acting is silly, but it is obvious that this is the way it was written. The key difference between a movie like Ticks (Infested) and some really bad Sci-Fi Channel movie is that everything is done in the Evil Dead 2/ Bad Taste slap stick kind of way. And they go for the gross out money shots in every other scene (lots of pulsating blistering skin waiting to explode, etc). And thank God this didn't have any of the cheesy computer animated gore and FX. I love the latex, goo, and prosthetic body parts of the old school- even if it does look fake. At least you know the actors are actually interacting with it rather then a "green screen".

So, gather a few friends, kick back a few beers or Mountain Dews, and be prepared to rewind a few scenes so you can watch them again!


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