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November 2006 (USA) See more »
Invade. Infect. Mutate. Devour.
When a handful of friends stumble upon the abandoned building, they come face to face with a biological weapons experiment gone catastrophically wrong... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Alison Whitney ... Beth

Benjamin Kanes ... Jiggs
Miya Sagara ... Brook

Andrew Kranz ... Chandler (as Andrew Michael Kranz)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Carl Burrows ... Radio Operator
Buzz Cartier ... Dr. Clarkson - Melting Scientist

Tom Cikoski ... Senator Clairmont
Shelley Dague ... Karin
Jessica Day ... Major Larson
A.J. Khan ... Jed's babe

Chuck McMahon ... Dr. Boskovic

Rob Monkiewicz ... Jed
Duane Polcou ... Clete Clifton - Newscaster
Henrique Couto ... Helicopter Pilot #2 (uncredited)
Jeffrey Faoro ... Helicopter Pilot #2 (uncredited)
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Directed by
Brett Piper 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brett Piper 

Produced by
Samuel Benedict .... producer
Christina Christodoulopoulos .... line producer
Jeffrey Faoro .... executive producer
Michael Raso .... executive producer
Michael A. Weiss .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jon Greathouse 
Cinematography by
Marc Cavello 
Production Design by
Christina Christodoulopoulos 
Art Department
Conor Laverty .... assistant art director
Johnny Sullivan .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Kolbek .... videographer: behind the scenes
Other crew
Tom Cikoski .... key production assistant

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi horror violence and gore, some partial nudity and language
79 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

All the blobs in the movie were practical effects. Depending on their stage of development they were made of gel wax, wallpaper paste, water balloons, Spanish moss, fake spider webbing, latex and/or Ultra-Slime. There were no CGI blobs in the movie.See more »
Continuity: In the opening scene, after the scientist in the hazmat suit falls to the ground by the burning car, his body disappears for subsequent shots.See more »


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Please don't feed the boogers, 12 April 2014
Author: chexmix from Brooklyn, NY

I'd like to sincerely thank the makers of this film, for showing that this type of thing can still get made.

Is Bacterium great art/cinema? No. But I like to imagine that the filmmakers may well have said, when it was all edited and done and the last booger flicked away, "No, we didn't have a kerjillion dollars, but we made this with all the love we have, and now we offer it to you. Have a blast." Yes -- that is corny. I'm getting old.

If you watched Deadly Spawn and loved it, give this a try.

Obviously low budget? Check. Acting that veers wildly from watchable to really bad? Check. Kind-of-cheesy score that harks back to the 1970s or (brrr) 1980s? Check. Script that has giant holes, couldn't really be called "well-crafted," but is occasionally quite clever? Check. Distinct lack of flawless, soulless CGI? Check. Other distinct lack of Keanu Reeves or Kevin Costner standing around being out-acted by the cinematography? Double check.

Friends, I didn't think this was even possible any more. Okay, Bacterium has longeurs, especially early on, but once the booger monsters get going, watch out! And these brave, brave actors: they may not rise to the levels of your Olivier or your Carrot Top, but -- they not only do fierce battle with big balls of half-dried snot, they sometimes roll around in them.

In the end I love Bacterium 200,000% more than any given product of multi-million-mega-McDisney-wood, if only because it ISN'T all about the money.

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