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Larva (2005)

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 »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Predictable but watchable
22 January 2005 | by willywantsSee all my reviews

A leading meat-providing corporation takes a turn for the worst when an experiment involving seeds that beef-up cattle end up creating mutant creatures within the stomach's of those who ingest the beef. I caught "Larva" by accident this afternoon, sat down and watched it and was reasonably impressed. The plot offers nothing new, that's for sure. You've got your usual collection of characters--the greedy company CEO, the disbelieving sheriff, the throw-away creature fodder victims, etc. the film is also quite predictable. But the technical aspects of the film are well done. Director Tim Cox's visual style is strong and adds lots of credibility to the films. I loved the yellow-golden Cinematography that he bathes the film in. Acting is all-around decent, especially William Forsythe who's quite amusing as the clichéd wacko farmer. The special effects were pretty neat. Once we actually see the creatures, their somewhat disappointing, kind of like a Horseshoe crab spliced with a sting ray. Sounds pretty cool, looks rather silly and unbelievable. The make-up effects were quite impressive. Don't be fooled by the fact it's a made-for-cable monster movie, it's gory as hell (Can't wait for the DVD release). I dug all the yucky parasite business as well.

Despite the clichéd plot and characters, it's a pretty decent, watchable movie, especially for fans of gore. Worth a viewing.

6/10.

Best line: "Um, sheriff, their's aliens in my backyard. They look like kites."


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