Beginning of the End
Beginning of the End (1957)

An experiment involving radioactivity goes wrong, transforming a slew of mild-mannered grasshoppers into gigantic hungry monsters, and a valiant Department of Agriculture official must save the day. This low-budget attempt to replicate the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 28, 1957
DVD Release Date: March 25, 2003
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Sean Axmaker

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 ...

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Giant grasshoppers, Peter Graves, and Bert I. Gordon. What more can you want?

Scott Weinberg

Bad Movie Lesson #1: Bert I. Gordon. Avoid.

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Kevin M. Williams
Back in 1957 the preferred acting called for sort of a documentary style staccato monotone delivery and the cast delivers just that in this Nature Gone Wrong… More
Byron Brubaker
Watching some of the old MST3K episodes available for streaming on Hulu and Netflix (there is a different random selection on each platform). Whether it is Joel… More
Phil Hubbs
Still in the year of 1957, the year of the sci-fi thriller it seems. Its pretty clear to see that this movie came to be purely from the success of… More
Anthony Valletta
Um, saying its one of the better giant grasshopper movies, isn't exactly an endorsement.
Aj V
Another giant bug movie, with a few scenes very reminiscent of Them!. Gordon is my least favourite sci-fi horror director, his movies aren't so bad that… More