A man enclosed in a plastic bubble, his sister, and their best friend must defend an apartment complex from the mutant Judas Breed insects.


J.T. Petty


Donald A. Wollheim (short story "Mimic"), J.T. Petty
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lance Henriksen ... Garbageman
Karl Geary ... Marvin Montrose
Alexis Dziena ... Rosy Montrose
Keith D. Robinson ... Desmond (as Keith Robinson)
Tudorel Filimon Tudorel Filimon ... Birdman (as Filimon Tudorel)
Rebecca Mader ... Carmen
Maria Oprescu Maria Oprescu ... Ma Bell
Mircea Constantinescu Mircea Constantinescu ... Mr. Pasture
Mircea Anca Jr. Mircea Anca Jr. ... Noah Pasture
Amanda Plummer ... Simone Montrose
John Kapelos ... Det. Gary Dumars
Ion Haiduc ... Moustache
Nicolae Constantin Tanase Nicolae Constantin Tanase ... Thug #1 (as Nicolae Constantin)
Luana Stoica ... Female Victim #1
Marius Silviu Florentin Marius Silviu Florentin ... Thug #2


In a decaying neighborhood, asthmatic and allergic amateur photographer Marvin Montrose spends his days and nights confined in his room, snooping on his neighbors in the next building with his camera. When a boy disappears in the spot and then the local drug dealer Desmond, Marvin suspects a mysterious garbage man and his sister Rosy and her friend Carmen investigate. Meanwhile, Marvin witnesses the death of Detective Gary Dumars and a stranger on the street by two mutant Judas Breed insects and discloses that their prime suspect is the CDC Agent Kirchner. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The all-new suspense-filled thriller! See more »

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Martial-arts actor Gary Daniels was up for the role of Detective Gary Dumars which was ultimately played by John Kapelos. See more »


[first lines]
Rosy: Marvin, you've gotta come see this shit.
Marvin: Did you get my pictures?
Rosy: Yeah. Um, but you've got to come outside. Me and Des found something.
Marvin: What is it?
Rosy: You'll see.
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Crazy Credits

A cockroach runs across the top of the green Dimension logo at the beginning of the film. See more »


Follows Mimic (1997) See more »


You Can't Tell the Difference After Dark
Written by Maceo Pinkard
Performed by Alberta Hunter
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Below average and boring sequel about the astonishing cockroaches stalking and attacking again
4 March 2020 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Marvin Montrose (Karl Geary) is a sickly 24-year-old man, confined to a bubble apartment room due to his severe allergies and asthma . He lives in a suburb with his mother (Amanda Plummer) and sister (Alexis Dziena) , at an apartment where he watches the neighbours in James Stewarts's Rear Window style . He finds out that the Judas Breed monster cockroaches that horrorized society are back with a revenge and are preying on the inhabitants of his apartment complex . So with the help of his sister Rosy and her best friend Carmen (Rebecca Mader) , they'll have to destroy the monster roaches and protect themselves . Our protagonists are stalked by fast-evolving insects now lurking in the slums and bowery , mimicking and preying upon their sometime predator , human beings . Seems like they've learned to mimic humans and lurk around the streets like men in overcoats , waiting to catch victims for them . As there appear the ubiquitous cockroaches , formerly the results of arrogant experiments and they come back to haunt them .This time, nothing can stop it! For thousands of years, man has been evolution's greatest creation... until now. This summer, brace yourself for the ultimate battle between man and nature. A Bold Experiment. A Deadly Mistake! . Terror has been reinvented! The all-new suspense-filled thriller! The plan Judas Breed worked until the bugs evolved to mimic their next prey.....humans! . We protect ourselves by destroying our enemies but evolution has a way of keeping things alive.Evolution has a way of keeping things alive.They thought the terror was over...Nothing will stop them...

This heart-pounding picture with grim , relentless dark horror , it is full of suspense , thrills , mystery , grisly attacks , and lots of gore . This is a run-of-the-mill monster-feast , regularly paced and full of frightening scenes , though mediocre . It's packed with overwhelming body count , loathing scenes , grotesque killing , and rivers of red blood . Ordinary and far-fetched script by director J.T. Petty himself , based on the short story "Mimic" by Donald A. Wollheim , adding former writers as Matthew Robbins and Guillermo del Toro , screenwriters Matt Greenberg and John Sayles are uncredited but collaborated in the original Mimic . An inferior and absurd third following , going on the much better original when two scientists upset the balance of nature as they cure a plague , only to have their insectoid concoction unleashed in New York City . The movie delivers the goods with hair-rising chills and noisy scares when the giant cockroaches show up savagely stalking and attacking its preys , including children . Director displays disturbing scenes , but he is working with all too conventional and corny material , victims and survivors here are as predictable as the plot , which is boring and tiring outside its many guckily terrific moments . It stars Karl Geary as a young man enclosed in a plastic bubble, as he must defend an apartment complex from the mutant Judas Breed insects . He is accompanied by a passable support cast , such as : Alexis Dziena as his sister, Rebecca Mader as her best friend , Amanda Plummer as mummy , Keith Robinson as a drug dealer , John Kapelos as a Police Officer and the always great Lance Henriksen in a mysterious role .

This is a below averag eand low-budgeted amusement juvenile , including habitual characters and scientific plot , but entertaining enough and extremely claustrophobic . It's remarkable for FX recreation the ferocious and carnivorous beast developing a bloodthirsty hunger for human eating . The actors give vigorous physical acting dodging the giant bugs, being recreated by means of decent make-up , adding the prolific computer generator , as usual . The mutant cockroaches , themselves, of course, are the real stars, and they're really terrifying and astounding , as well as quite convincing . If you like squishy giant bug movies , this third sequel is for you . Resulting to be a stylish but still rubbishy and quite strange horror movie , derivative of the first/second part and every giant bug picture from ¨Them ¡¨, The Fly¨, and ¨Alien¨ saga .

The picture displays a dark and sinister cinematography , being badly designed and photographed in TV style . As well as a thrilling and intriguing musical score . The motion picture was poor and lousily directed by J.T. Petty . He delivers the terror movie goods in embarrassing sense of style , and it contains some flaws and gaps . Director disowned the film after constant clashes with Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein from Dimension Films , who would frequently visit the set and make unreasonable demands about what should be shot, deviating away from the script . J.T. Petty is a writer and director who has made a few films with no much successes , such as : Gone: VR 360 , Hellbenders, The Burrowers , Soft for Digging , S&man and this Mimic 3: the sentinal . The picture will appeal to horror buffs only ; it also makes a so-so addition to the terror genre .

Mimic trilogy is formed by : the original ¨Mimic¨ by Guillermo del Toro with Mira Sorvino , F. Murray Abraham , Charles S. Dutton , Jeremy Northam . It is a smart , worthy , hip adrenaline rush movie , it is a triumph of style , well realized by Guillermo Del Toro . ¨Mimic 2¨ with Alix Koromzay , John Polito , Bruno Campos , Will Estes , Edward Albert , Paul Schulze , Michael Tucci ; and ¨Mimic 3¨ The sentinel , with Karl Geary , Lance Henriksen , Amanda Plummer , Rebecca Mader , and John Kapelos .

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