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A small lakeside resort community is beset by roaches. Big killer roaches that reproduce in dark moist places, and can grow to 10 feet long. The local sheriff may or may not be using them as part of his land-grab scheme. The locals eventually call in an over-the-top bug exterminator to relieve themselves of their problem.Written by
I am sure this film is one of those 'cheap' DVDs that we have here in grocery stores for £4.99. I bought it for a pound, but I think that was too steep.
As one reviewer said "No-one has to make a film this bad." And as someone else said, "What were they thinking of?"
This film does belong to 'so bad it's good' genre, but it wasn't good enough to persuade me to stay up for the denouement.
A typical bizarre scene is where the Sheriff rescues a young men who has fallen in the deadly lake. The young man is in trouble but he is clearly going for the Gold Medal for bad acting. I think the actor should attend Stanislavasky's current drama school in the Gulag somewhere.
So, the young man is being attacked by something we can't see - it later turns out to be a medium-sized silt-sifter with a red vertical stripe painted down its middle.
So, we can't see this vicious fish that's mauling the young man; but with very great reluctance the Sheriff, an old warrior from Star Trek, takes aim at the mildly disturbed surface and fires. Apparently his vision and aim are top notch because he kills that red-striped fish with just the one bullet. End of scene.
Another amusing aspect is the man who has retired from something in the rat race and invested ALL his income in some lakeside roadhouse and hotel. His wife and daughter didn't think this investment and move to the sticks was such a good idea. But when a strangely-bearded musician is killed by large stick-on bugs at the hotel, he resolves to sell out for 25c in the dollar.
25c in the dollar! I just had to worry about a father who makes that kind of investment.
The whole thing is ludicrous. The script is weird. It's not apparent but hardly two consecutive lines make much sense.
I was impressed by the first swimming girl because she seemed to have Buffy-style patter and reminded me a little of cross between Faith and Charisma Carpenter. It's a shame that she turns out to be the community's loose woman and has to develop all those great bug-induced squishy lumps.
It's a funny film if you're in the right company, but I can't honestly encourage to BUY this film at any price.
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