Friday, February 19, 2016

BUG / William Castle Productions - 1975

Welp, here's Dungeon Hero William Castle's last production (he died in 1977 at age 63)... The story's about an earthquake that releases a mutant strain of cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which then cause destructive chaos in a small town. Bradford Dillman plays science teacher, James Parmiter, his studies reveal that the bugs have strange, unknown powers.

I have a rowdy sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our treasured 'Don't Bug Me' placard, NOW, Rufus The Gnat!.. Here's... BUG!

As you will hear in the sound clip, the rollercoaster ride of destruction of an earthquake in the local church starts the story rolling along. Enjoy the noise!

Then, pick ups start blowing up! The little critters get into the gas tanks, and... BLAM!

Here's James out in the field, he discovers these weird bugs from a huge crevasse that appeared after the devastating earthquake.

Well, the bugs hit the trail and score a lot of points, burning flesh away whenever possible!

James starts some experiments with the little devils. Using a diving helmet, he pressurizes it to make it possible for a cockroach to mate with one of the creepy bugs. It works!

But, some of the fire bugs get out of their cage and attach themselves to James' torso, making for a painful night's sleep. You can hear him rip them off in the sound clip... OUCH!!

James has lost his wife to the bugs, now, he has sunk into a bizarre depression but still attends to the care of the little monsters. Then, things get insane, they are communicating with him!

The egg sack of the new creatures from the mating of the two insects is dragged to the crevasse by the worker bugs where they push it into the depths. It isn't long before the new creatures leave the nest, causing the mayhem you hear at the end of the sound clip.

It's sad, but, James must die for his meddling in God's domain. Be back tomorrow when Eegah!! gets out of his cave and joins us all here with another review!

1 comment:

Grant said...

I have a phobia of roaches, so the fact that they're CALLED that is nearly the only scary part of this movie that I can't take! But I've always been fond of it.

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