3.6/10
746
42 user 15 critic

Bug Buster (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Killer cockroaches swarm a small lakeside community.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Stand-ins (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Hollywood. 1937. The Golden Age of Cinema. Six women, who come to Hollywood with the dream of becoming famous, find themselves working as stand-ins to the glamorous stars of the era. They ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Keith
Stars: Katherine Morris, Costas Mandylor, Jordan Ladd
Descendant (2003)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A young novelist, tormented by his family's history and haunted by the specter of his long-dead, more famous ancestor, falls in love with a woman, a distant relative of his ancestor, whose ... See full summary »

Directors: Kermit Christman, Del Tenney
Stars: Jeremy London, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile
Side Effects I (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A young woman fumbles with love and ethics as she navigates a career with one of corporate America's darlings...the pharmaceutical industry.

Director: Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau
Stars: Sandy Adell, David M. Ames, John Apple
The Tempest (TV Movie 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is set in the Mississippi bayous during the Civil War.

Director: Jack Bender
Stars: Peter Fonda, John Glover, Harold Perrineau
Caffeine (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A fanciful battle of the sexes ensues when the relationships of the staff and patrons of a quirky London café are unexpectedly turned upside down by sudden revelations of terribly ... See full summary »

Director: John Cosgrove
Stars: Marsha Thomason, Mena Suvari, Callum Blue
Adventure | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

In a time now lost in the mists of memory, the great King Arthur rules in the legendary citadel that is Camelot. His Knights of the Round Table commit acts of derring-do and spend their ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hickox
Stars: Stephen Moyer, Katherine Heigl, Thomas Kretschmann
Zyzzyx Rd (2006)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

The family man accountant Grant travels to Las Vegas and meets the lascivious "Lolita" Marissa in a casino. While in the motel with Marissa, her violent ex-boyfriend Joey surprises them on ... See full summary »

Director: John Penney
Stars: Leo Grillo, Katherine Heigl, Tom Sizemore
That Night (1992)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1961 Long Island Alice is just that bit younger than her playmates. She doesn't quite understand yet about some grownup things and is teased a lot. Her heroine is anyway Sheryl, the ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Bolotin
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Juliette Lewis, Helen Shaver
Evil Never Dies (TV Movie 2003)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

After his wife is brutally murdered, a policeman transfers to patrol duty at a college, only to discover that the now-executed murderder may be brought back to life as part of a professor's experiment.

Director: Uli Edel
Stars: Thomas Gibson, Katherine Heigl, Simon Bossell
Vegas Dick (TV Movie 2003)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Vegas Dick centers on a "former" con man who becomes a casino detective. However, his past may not be as far behind him as he thought. Now he must juggle his prior occupation with his present one.

Director: Frederick King Keller
Stars: Vincent Ventresca, Katherine Heigl, Jules Douglas
The Nest (1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously ... See full summary »

Director: Terence H. Winkless
Stars: Robert Lansing, Lisa Langlois, Franc Luz
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A teenage girl on vacation in the Bahamas with her divorced father tries to impress a potential boyfriend by saying that her father is actually her lover.

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Katherine Heigl, Dalton James
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Dr. Laura Casey (as Brenda Doumani)
...
Shannon Griffin
...
Sheriff Carlson
...
Dr. Hiro Fujimoto
...
Veronica Hart
...
Deputy Bo
...
Steve Williams
...
Gil Griffin
...
Cammie Griffin
...
Katie Cunning (as Julie Brown)
...
Judediah
...
Lodge clerk
...
Uncle Buck
Charles Glenn ...
Governor
Edit

Storyline

A small lakeside resort community is beset by roaches. Big killer roaches that reproduce in dark moist places, and can grow to 10 feet long. The local sheriff may or may not be using them as part of his land-grab scheme. The locals eventually call in an over-the-top bug exterminator to relieve themselves of their problem. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

bugs | lake | towel | shower | cleavage | See All (9) »

Taglines:

Dial 1-500-KICK-ASS for the Pest Eliminator near you. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and gore, crude humor, and sensuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Blatella  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[Three separate groups meet up in a mine]
General George S. Merlin: For an abandoned mine, it sure is crowded.
See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Some Things Are Never Cheap
9 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I am sure this film is one of those 'cheap' DVDs that we have here in grocery stores for £4.99. I bought it for a pound, but I think that was too steep.

As one reviewer said "No-one has to make a film this bad." And as someone else said, "What were they thinking of?"

This film does belong to 'so bad it's good' genre, but it wasn't good enough to persuade me to stay up for the denouement.

A typical bizarre scene is where the Sheriff rescues a young men who has fallen in the deadly lake. The young man is in trouble but he is clearly going for the Gold Medal for bad acting. I think the actor should attend Stanislavasky's current drama school in the Gulag somewhere.

So, the young man is being attacked by something we can't see - it later turns out to be a medium-sized silt-sifter with a red vertical stripe painted down its middle.

So, we can't see this vicious fish that's mauling the young man; but with very great reluctance the Sheriff, an old warrior from Star Trek, takes aim at the mildly disturbed surface and fires. Apparently his vision and aim are top notch because he kills that red-striped fish with just the one bullet. End of scene.

Another amusing aspect is the man who has retired from something in the rat race and invested ALL his income in some lakeside roadhouse and hotel. His wife and daughter didn't think this investment and move to the sticks was such a good idea. But when a strangely-bearded musician is killed by large stick-on bugs at the hotel, he resolves to sell out for 25c in the dollar.

25c in the dollar! I just had to worry about a father who makes that kind of investment.

The whole thing is ludicrous. The script is weird. It's not apparent but hardly two consecutive lines make much sense.

I was impressed by the first swimming girl because she seemed to have Buffy-style patter and reminded me a little of cross between Faith and Charisma Carpenter. It's a shame that she turns out to be the community's loose woman and has to develop all those great bug-induced squishy lumps.

It's a funny film if you're in the right company, but I can't honestly encourage to BUY this film at any price.


2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 42 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Paul Scheer on Why There Are No Bad Movies

Paul Scheer discusses The Disaster Artist and his love of awesomely bad movies. Plus, we dive into the origins of midnight movies and explore how The Room became a cult classic.

Watch now