1998 | Color | 93 Minutes | 1.37:1 | PG-13 | Horror | Dolby | Shoreline Entertainment
Writer: Malick Khoury
Plot:After the mayor uses a potentially dangerous substance to protect the local plantation, the lakeside town of Mountview, in California, is attacked by a lethal species of large cockroach. After some of the town's inhabitants are killed, the mayor enlists the help of eccentric pest exterminator General George S. Merlin in order to prevent further harm to the local dwellers.
It's May Monster Madness time! And this year theme Insects. And when you live in a house of girls you know all about the blood curly screams they can induce. I have plenty of bug films in my collection that I could have easily picked for this but one day when I was out Movie Hunting I ran across this VHS. It looked fun and cheesy but after the Randy Quaid debacle from the Frankenstein movie that I watch I put it back down. Yet I could not get it out of my mind and despite having a reputation as being a poorly made film, that has nonetheless achieved a small B movie cult status. So back to the Salvation Army a week later to see if it was still available. Thankfully with 50 cents in my pocket I walked out with hopes of finding one of those hidden gems. Did I strike it rich...