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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 »


Abram Cox (as Tim Cox)


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




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


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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They eat you from the inside out! See more »


Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Reviews at Amazon for this title note the poorly crafted CGI monsters used. The monsters however do not appear to be CGI, but instead seem to be fashioned out of a black furry blanket, rather poorly. See more »


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Waterin' Hole Blues
Written and Performed by Carl Rutherford
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Pretty good parasite/monster movie
28 October 2018 | by robertemeraldSee all my reviews

The plot here is typical of its genre, experiments gone bad, quick-witted scientist/good guy, action side-kicks, a few silly teenagers caught up in it all. Unlike a lot of monster movies of its day you don't have to wait right to the end to see the monster, or the monster growing up, so to speak, and toward the end the thrills do start flying, so to speak. The actors are good, well cast. The horror is gory and plenty of splatter, though the tension needed to be better done. That might have been achieved with better film, but perhaps that was just my dvd, which seemed to have been bleached of some clarity and the colour blue (everything seemed to be a 'midwest red'). It's not a bad movie, though one can't approach it with too much anticipation, and certainly if one is into collecting classic monster movies, then you do need a copy of Larva, if only for a look at Rod Stewart's old girlfriend.

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Release Date:

22 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Metamorphosis See more »

Filming Locations:

Missouri, USA See more »


Box Office


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

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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