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In Host, Missouri, the newcomer vet, Dr Eli Rudkus, is called by a farmer to look at one of his cows. The vet finds a strange parasite in the animal and sends it to the agriculture lab to ... See full summary »

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Abram Cox (as Tim Cox)

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Kenneth M. Badish (story) (as Ken Badish), Boaz Davidson (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Ventresca ... Dr. Eli Rudkus
Rachel Hunter ... Hayley Anderson
William Forsythe ... Jacob Long
David Selby ... Fletcher Odermatt
Robert Miano ... Sheriff Lester
James Daris James Daris
James Sheldon ... Johnny
Zachary Stevens Zachary Stevens
Amanda Ianelli
Jessica Summers Jessica Summers
Holly McWilliams Holly McWilliams
Sean Kissner Sean Kissner ... Milo Turner (as Sean Kisner)
David E. Ornston ... (as David Ornston)
Erron Jay ... Deputy (as Erron Shaw)
Sarah Ann Schultz ... Barbara
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In Host, Missouri, the newcomer vet, Dr Eli Rudkus, is called by a farmer to look at one of his cows. The vet finds a strange parasite in the animal and sends it to the agriculture lab to be looked into. He soon finds another one in a creek and he tells the townspeople the cause might be in the animal's feed. It's soon discovered the meals are actually an experimental genetic cocktail which is causing the parasites inside the cattle and people. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A Terror That Gets Under Your Skin See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for sci-fi violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

SCI FI Channel

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Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Metamorphosis See more »

Filming Locations:

Missouri, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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In the scene where the guy and the girl are making out, the girl removes her bra. When the parasite starts to hurt the guy, he tells her to drive to a hospital. When she climbs to the front seat, she's wearing the bra again. As she starts the car, her bra is again missing, but as she runs away from the car, the bra is back on. See more »

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This movie is a crime.
2 September 2006 | by boost2029See all my reviews

Okay this is my first review. Till now I have never had the need to write one but this movie was too much for me.

The only reason I watched it to the end is because I put on it 5% of my brain. The other 95% was focused on working on my laptop.

I would like to say I have no problem with bad movies, usually I even enjoy them. The problem is when a really bad movie takes himself death seriously. Then you got a crime.

The main flaw of Larva is a really bad, absurd, lame, boring script *PLUS* the director shot it thinking he was going to make Alien. You get colored shots (T2 - blue, Matrix - green, Larva - Yellow), good non-cgi special effects, and acceptable acting. But instead of working for the movie it all goes against it.

About the script... where to begin? Well the intro scene is so stupid one has to choose between instantly forgetting it or immediately stopping the player. The whole movie is plagued with the most stupid lines I have ever heard. Just a quick example: typical running_away_from_the_monster scene. One can expect to see someone getting back to get his asthma thing, to warn someone, whatever. But never, never, never, "to get my candy". "TO GET MY CANDY" !?!

To finish with the review... to say that the script doesn't deliver what was promised would be a bad joke. Take this concept, multiply it by one trillion and you get Larba's ending.

2/10


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