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The last gasp of gimmick-horror auteur William Castle (who produced and co-wrote), Bug is an entertaining throwback to the mutant-monsters-amok theme of the 1950s (themselves throwbacks of another kind) that he found so profitable. The film stars Bradford Dillman as a kinder, gentler mad scientist who discovers the presence of a bizarre strain of mutant cockroach emerging from the earth after a severe earthquake. Although larger than the average beetle, the most disturbing aspect of the critters is their innate ability to ignite fires with their bodies -- a talent dramatically revealed after a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dumb, dumb horror flick on C level starring killer bugs."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Really funny -- not on purpose -- sci-fi thriller."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"If you can accept how ridiculous, improbable and stupid it is, you might find it as satisfying as spraying Raid on a roach."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Truth in advertising. It's about bugs ... and it bugged me."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"The sluggish direction by Jeannot Szwarc keeps the events a little too serious, making the hollow dialogue sound even phonier."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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