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Bug

Bug concerns some mutated cockroaches liberated by an earthquake from the earth's core. Adapted from Thomas Page's book, The Hephaestus Plague, it starts off well with an earthquake in a farmland town, after which mysterious fires begin breaking out. The bugs, being from underground areas, are hot and eat carbon.

Bug concerns some mutated cockroaches liberated by an earthquake from the earth’s core. Adapted from Thomas Page’s book, The Hephaestus Plague, it starts off well with an earthquake in a farmland town, after which mysterious fires begin breaking out. The bugs, being from underground areas, are hot and eat carbon.

Bradford Dillman, an animal scientist, gets intrigued with them, so much so that, after wife Miles is incinerated in a bug attack, he becomes a recluse with the creatures and communicates with them. At the same time Dillman goes into seclusion, so does the film; its last half is largely static, and the film never revives much interest.

Bug

  • Production: Paramount. Director Jeannot Szwarc; Producer William Castle; Screenplay William Castle, Thomas Page; Camera Michael Hugo; Editor Allan Jacobs; Music Charles Fox; Art Director Jack Martin Smith
  • Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1975. Running time: 99 MIN.
  • With: Bradford Dillman Joanna Miles Richard Gilliland Jamie Smith Jackson Alan Fudge Jesse Vint
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