Beginning of the End
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Beginning of the End
Produced by Bert I. Gordon, The Beginning of the End is a menacing onslaught of giant-sized grasshoppers. Department of Agriculture functionary Dr. Ed Wainwright (Peter Graves) and photojournalist Audrey Aimes (Peggie Castle) discover that the huge grasshoppers are the product of a experiment in radioactivity gone awry. Before the Army can neutralize the green monstrosities, Chicago has been besieged by the ravenous insects. Beginning of the End was one of two horror films produced by American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres; the other was The Unearthly (1957).

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bert I Gordon, the kitsch master of nature gone giant cinema, created this bargain basement spectacle of supersized locusts eating their way through Illinois to Chicago ..."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"Giant grasshoppers, Peter Graves, and Bert I. Gordon. What more can you want?"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Bad Movie Lesson #1: Bert I. Gordon. Avoid."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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