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Bugcrush (2006)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama, Horror | 20 January 2006 (USA)
A small-town loner's fascination with the new kid in town leads him into something much more sinister than he could ever have imagined.

Director:

Carter Smith

Writers:

Scott Treleaven (story), Carter Smith
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Cast

Cast overview:
Josh Caras ... Ben (as Josh Barclay Caras)
Donald Cumming Donald Cumming ... Grant (as Donald Eric Cumming)
Eleonore Hendricks ... Amber
David Tennent David Tennent ... Shannon
Alex Toumayan Alex Toumayan ... Tim
Billy P. Billy P. ... Keith (as Billy Price)
Harlan Baker Harlan Baker ... Teacher
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A small-town loner's fascination with the new kid in town leads him into something much more sinister than he could ever have imagined.

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Genres:

Short | Drama | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bugcrush See more »

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Production Co:

Pollywog Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Ben: I don't think I could do that.
Grant: I'm not gonna make you do anything you don't want to do, Ben. I promise.
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Featured in Boys on Film 3: American Boy (2009) See more »

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Nihilism, weeeee!!!!
8 July 2012 | by dan-800See all my reviews

Look, nihilistic films aren't all bad. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the great films of the 70s. The difference is it actually had something to say - or at least felt like it did. This short was engaging, and decently acted, but the utter pointlessness and meanness of it was uncalled for. Basically, because he's attracted to guys and makes a bad decision to hang out with the white-trash school hottie, a young kid is tortured and (presumably) executed - for no apparent reason. Wow, talk about a fun time at the movies!

I agree with those who felt this was an anti-drug PSA. The ironic thing is that I wouldn't berate anyone who, after watching, felt the need to toke up, down some pills, or go on a bender. I felt the same way after watching "Requiem For a Dream", and not because it was depressing, only because people actually liked it.


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