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Larva (2005)

In Host, Missouri, the newcomer Dr. of Veterinary Magic Eli Rudkus is called by the farmer Jacob Long to exam one of his cows. The veterinarian finds a strange parasite in the animal and ... 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 Dr. of Veterinary Magic Eli Rudkus is called by the farmer Jacob Long to exam one of his cows. The veterinarian finds a strange parasite in the animal and sends it to a friend in the Department of Agriculture for research. Later, he finds the same parasite in a creek and he summons the population for a meeting, warning that the cause might be the animal food. However, Fletcher Odermatt, the wealthy owner of the local Host Tender Meals that has been providing free animal food for the farmers, brings his lawyer Hayley Anderson and discredits Eli. When a huge mutant parasite attacks Eli and Jacob, they discover that the meals are actually an experimental genetic cocktail that is growing 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 »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

SCI FI Channel

Country:

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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Surprisingly Funny and Entertaining B-Movie
3 July 2008 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

In Host, Missouri, the newcomer Dr. of Veterinary Science Eli Rudkus (Vincent Ventresca) is called by the farmer Jacob Long (William Forsythe) to exam one of his cows. The veterinarian finds a strange parasite in the animal and sends it to a friend in the Department of Agriculture for research. Later, he finds the same parasite in a creek and he summons the population for a meeting, warning that the cause might be the animal food. However, Fletcher Odermatt (David Selby), the wealthy owner of the local Host Tender Meals that has been providing free animal food for the farmers, brings his lawyer Hayley Anderson (Rachel Hunter) and discredits Eli. When a huge mutant parasite attacks Eli and Jacob, they discover that the meals are actually an experimental genetic cocktail that is growing parasites inside the kettles and people.

"Larva" is a surprisingly funny and entertaining B-movie. The flawed story is silly and trash and it is hilarious to see, for example, the veterinarian Eli using his bare hands touching the mutant parasite that has just been killed, or the chase in the hospital. Nevertheless the absurdness of the plot, I believe that fans of B-movies may like "Larva". My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Homem Larva" ("Larva Man")


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