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Big Bad Bugs (2012)

After a convoy of American soldiers disappears, a special ops team is deployed to rescue them. They soon encounter an army of gigantic scorpions, spiders and snakes that have come to Earth from another dimension.

Director:

Peter Paul Basler

Writers:

Peter Paul Basler, Cary Anderson (co-writer)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Plotnick ... William Marx
Sarah Lieving ... Catherine Deckert
Ted Jonas ... Steven Raiger
Camden Toy ... Sydney Gerber
Bo Kane ... Captain Rogers
Devon Ogden ... Wilson
Randy Clark ... Jones
Kris Wheeler Kris Wheeler ... Corporal Tyler Nichols
Steve Silverie Steve Silverie ... Webber
Tyler McGee ... Rifleman Lewis
Andre Tenerelli Andre Tenerelli ... Army Ranger O'Connell
Michael Monks ... General Banks
Don Williams ... Colonel Reed
Kenny Lombino ... CIA Director
Carmen Thomas Carmen Thomas ... CIA Officer
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After a convoy of American soldiers disappears, a special ops team is deployed to rescue them. They soon encounter an army of gigantic scorpions, spiders and snakes that have come to Earth from another dimension.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 2012 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Vortex: Gate to Armageddon See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Supernova Films See more »
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These special ops must have special dispensation to have longer hair than per regulations. See more »

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The "HALO" parachute jump is described as a "high-altitude-low-open" where the ripcord is pulled as close to the ground as possible, but the stock footage shows the chutes opening as soon as they exit the aircraft. See more »

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Big? Yes. Bad? That's an understatement.
4 May 2019 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Creepy crawlies can be scary (to me, at least), so unusually large ones should be super scary, right? Well, not if they're really unconvincing CG creatures poorly composited with real-life action, as in this godawful movie from writer/director Peter Paul Basler.

The atrocious action follows a special ops team on a mission to locate a missing scientist who holds the key to closing a wormhole that threatens to destroy the planet. Along the way, the soldiers encounter some giant insects that have been transformed by glowing crystals from the vortex. It's dull, repetitive nonsense with lots of aimless wandering through the desert, pseudo-scientfic claptrap and dreadful performances all round (although I suspect that the cast were well aware how crap the film would be and acted accordingly).

In a film full of extremely awful moments, it's hard to choose the worst, but I'll plump for the really crap HALO jump scene that sees the team opening their chutes as soon as they leave the aircraft, the attack by a giant hornet, or the talking serpent duel at the end.


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