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Infested (2002)

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Horror tale of insects which eat their victims from the inside out.

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Josh Olson

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Josh Olson
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Complete credited cast:
Zach Galligan ... Warren
Lisa Ann Hadley Lisa Ann Hadley ... Ellen
Daniel Jenkins ... Steven
Amy Jo Johnson ... Jesse
Nahanni Johnstone ... Mindy
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Eric
Jack Mulcahy ... Bob
David Packer David Packer ... Elliot
Camilla Overbye Roos Camilla Overbye Roos ... Robin
Tuc Watkins ... Carl
Mark Margolis ... Father Morning
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Horror tale of insects which eat their victims from the inside out.

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Rated R for violence/gore, language, some drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

18 October 2002 (USA) See more »

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Infested: Invasion of the Killer Bugs See more »

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City Block Productions See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Olson call this an unofficial remake of The big chill. See more »

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Just after the frontal nudity on the beach the girl lays down on the "one" chair available. When the camera pans across from the flies perspective their are 3 chairs. See more »

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References Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979) See more »

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A smug attempt that falls flat.
29 November 2003 | by gojirosanSee all my reviews

"Infested" tries to do too much, and derails itself in the process. It's main crime is a dependence on easy option, post-modern references to other films to entertain Generation X video renters. This gets tired very quickly and soon takes on the air of "rip-off" rather than "homage". It intends a kitsch "so bad its good" appeal, but ends up just being bad.

There is some good acting to be found however, from actors who clearly got the joke and entered into the spirit of the affair. It's not enough though - shoddy direction, lazy camerawork and an overall atmosphere of "naffness" are too strong to be overcome.

Also, as in "Night of the Lepus", the monster animals just aren't a frightening concept at all. Flies! What a stupid idea! Not even wasps or bees, but flies. I'm sure I'm not alone in having never shivered at the thought of a blue-bottle... It also feels like a lame monster was chosen as some kind of joke, but it's about as funny as it is scary.

I'm afraid, "Infested" fails to become a "beer-and-a-joint-laugh-at-the-lame-film" experience. I think it tries too hard. It suffers from the same problem as Tarantino's "Kill Bill Vol.1" in that you just end up wishing you'd watched one of the films it rips off instead.


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