2.3/10
287
7 user 5 critic

Big Bad Bugs (2012)

After a convoy of American soldiers disappears, a special ops team is deployed to rescue them. They soon encounter an army of gigantic scorpions, spiders and snakes that have come to Earth from another dimension.

Director:

Peter Paul Basler

Writers:

Peter Paul Basler, Cary Anderson (co-writer)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Plotnick ... William Marx
Sarah Lieving ... Catherine Deckert
Ted Jonas Ted Jonas ... Steven Raiger
Camden Toy ... Sydney Gerber
Bo Kane ... Captain Rogers
Devon Ogden ... Wilson
Randy Clark ... Jones
Kris Wheeler Kris Wheeler ... Corporal Tyler Nichols
Steve Silverie Steve Silverie ... Webber
Tyler McGee ... Rifleman Lewis
Andre Tenerelli Andre Tenerelli ... Army Ranger O'Connell
Michael Monks ... General Banks
Don Williams ... Colonel Reed
Kenny Lombino ... CIA Director
Carmen Thomas Carmen Thomas ... CIA Officer
Learn more

More Like This 

Tsunambee (2015)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

After atmospheric catastrophes send Los Angeles into chaos, three groups of survivors who escaped the city must put aside their differences to face a series of apocalyptic events. As they ... See full summary »

Directors: Milko Davis, Thomas Martwick
Stars: Stacy Pederson, Ruselis Aumeen Perry, Shale Le Page
Monster (Video 2008)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

Two sisters travelling to Japan to do interviews about global warming are caught in the midst of a horrendous earthquake, until they discover that it's something quite different.

Director: Eric Forsberg
Stars: Erin Evans, Sarah Lieving, Justin L. Jones
Super Shark (2011)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

An offshore drilling accident releases a giant primordial shark, threatening to turn a bikini contest into a bloodbath.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Tim Abell, Catherine Annette, Ashley Carr
Reptisaurus (TV Movie 2009)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

When a group of friends get stranded on a seemingly deserted island, they soon realize that they're not alone.

Director: Christopher Ray
Stars: Gil Gerard, Bernard Fredericks, Michael Galvez
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

After the events of Spiders (2000), a scientist conducts genetic tests, and a couple becomes the perfect host. Now, the hunt is on, as an army of arachnids is after the succulent human flesh. Who can stop the spiders' feeding frenzy?

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: Stephanie Niznik, Greg Cromer, Daniel Quinn
Poseidon Rex (2013)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

A small, secluded island off the coast of Belize suddenly finds itself terrorized by a deadly predator from the planet's distant past when deep sea divers accidentally awaken an ancient evil.

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Brian Krause, Anne McDaniels, Steven Helmkamp
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

After a meteor shower in California, Melissa feels that her co-workers and her boss Samantha that work in the agency owned by Vickland are acting differently after receiving a weird plant. ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Jones
Stars: Erica Kessler, Jessica Bork, Sarah Lieving
Rise of the Gargoyles (TV Movie 2009)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

In Paris, two workers find a hidden chamber while digging the underground of the Saint Jean André Church. They collect the valuable objects in the spot but they are attacked by a creature. ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Corcoran
Stars: Eric Balfour, Caroline Néron, Justin Salinger
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

A group of soldiers attempting to rescue a hostage from a terrorist crash land into unfamiliar jungles which are inhabited by a group of long hidden dinosaurs.

Director: Anthony Fankhauser
Stars: Gary Stretch, Corin Nemec, Vernon Wells
Deep Shock (TV Movie 2003)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

When an unknown underwater object disables an American nuclear-powered submarine and attacks a submerged Arctic research complex, a scientific expedition flies to the North Pole to ... See full summary »

Director: Phillip J. Roth
Stars: David Keith, Simmone Mackinnon, Mark Sheppard
Black Wake (2018)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

Specialists gather in a top-secret facility to investigate a series of strange deaths on beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. One of the team's scientists (Nana Gouvea) examines video evidence... See full summary »

Director: Jeremiah Kipp
Stars: Nana Gouvea, Tom Sizemore, Eric Roberts
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A young scientist discovers a malevolent entity which sets her on a bloody descent into the jaws of insanity.

Director: Stewart Sparke
Stars: Anna Dawson, Michaela Longden, Daniel Thrace
Edit

Storyline

After a convoy of American soldiers disappears, a special ops team is deployed to rescue them. They soon encounter an army of gigantic scorpions, spiders and snakes that have come to Earth from another dimension.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Seal team must have very sophisticated communications gear as they are able to triangulate on the captured scientist's location using only one radio in one location. Normally it takes three radios on three points of a triangle to triangulate. See more »

Goofs

The "HALO" parachute jump is described as a "high-altitude-low-open" where the ripcord is pulled as close to the ground as possible, but the stock footage shows the chutes opening as soon as they exit the aircraft. See more »

User Reviews

 
Sci fi channel creature feature
20 November 2014 | by mac-gintySee all my reviews

Now this is a sci fi channel movie so you know its going to be fairly cheap and shoddy from the outset. Usually these films have a vaguely recognizable actor or actress in the title role (usually someone from Stargate or Stargate Atlantis) but this film hasn't. The plot for what its worth has a renegade Army scientist opening up a wormhole in a cave that causes insects to grow to a huge size. A team of Seals and a couple of Scientists are sent to plug this vortex before it swallows the world.

Now these films can be entertaining but this is at the lower end of the spectrum for these creature features.Interesting to note that as spiders get bigger there skin becomes bulletproof to the point where a team of a dozen people can empty assault rifles into it without hurting it but a man with a knife can easily dispatch it. Also because the are bigger their brains are bigger so they become smarter (we know this true because of all the dinosaur astrophysicists).

To sum up its pretty bad, the special effects are weak even by sci fi channel standards and the pacing is dire. The finale is quite entertaining in a ludicrous way. Overall, I'd recommend you avoid this unless you are one of those people who get a kick out of watching bad movies.


16 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 2012 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Vortex: Gate to Armageddon See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Supernova Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed