Combustible Celluloid
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With: Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles, Jamie Smith Jackson, Patricia McCormack
Written by: William Castle, Thomas Page
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 99
Date: 06/06/1975

Bug (1975)

2 Stars (out of 4)

Beetle Mania

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

William Castle wrote the screenplay and produced this, his very last film. After an earthquake, giant cockroaches emerge from the earth's gaping maw and take over, blowing up cars, burning people and spelling things out with their bodies. A feverish entomologist tries to save the world. It might have been fun, but the sluggish direction by Jeannot Szwarc (surely one of the worst directors of all time, the mastermind behind the flops Supergirl and Santa Claus: The Movie), keeps the events a little too serious, making the hollow dialogue sound even phonier.

Paramount's new DVD has no extras.

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