Let’s recap this fun film that was labeled an animal revenge film by the good folks over at the Exhumed 24 Hour Horror-thon.
From the Wik ik ik ik ik:
I guess you know a picture is truly worth your time when you learn that William Castle had something to do with (assisted in writing it). It’s completely beyond his gimmicks and a solid piece of a horror/sci fi. I suppose Castle was unable to convince theater owners that pyrotechniques or live insects would be appropriate in the auditorium. Can you imagine a sack full of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches being released at each screening followed by a cacophony of Roman candles shot directly at the ceiling, exploding sparks over an unsuspecting crowd? It’s never too late to dream (of jail).
So my buddy remembers this picture to this day with the barest of details in his head. It’s silly. It is terrifying. Just when you think it’s over, it’s certainly no and you may want to contact your homeowners insurance company now to confirm that you have coverage in the event that your house is occupied by strange, intelligent insects that double as the best cigarette lighter you’ve ever had.
Don’t confuse this with the tragic tale of crystal meth abuse. This is much more inspired. More buggy.
Check out the Haunted Closet for a great breakdown of this film and to understand better its infamous connection to the Brady Bunch. The first time you watch you’ll feel like you’ve seen it a thousand times. Well, if you’re of a certain age I suppose
- Dr. Jimmy
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