Category Archives: Giant Bugs

Chinese Giant Bugs Attack in 3D

Bugs 3D [3D食人虫, aka CHONG] (China-2014; dir. Vash Yan) According to the East Winds Film Festival website, Bugs 3D is a “throwback to the classic Hollywood B-movies of the sixties and seventies”, while owing a debt to the likes of … Continue reading

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It Came From the Desert

Giant ants on a rampage! No, it’s not the 1950s’ classic monster film Them! It’s a popular Amiga computer game that was brought out by Cinemaware in 1989 — and it’s soon to be reborn as a Finnish feature film … Continue reading

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Enormous News

The year 2014 is shaping up to be a big one for fans of giant monsters. This is not surprising, of course, as the much-anticipated, big-budget kaiju extravaganza Godzilla (US-2014; dir. Gareth Edwards) is due to hit screens in May. … Continue reading

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The Insects Will Rule

We all know that despite humanity’s profligate populating of the planet, we are still vastly outnumbered by the insects. It is said there are more insects in a few random acres of practically anywhere than there are people worldwide. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Queen Crab: Rampage Sequences

Brett Piper has shared with the Backbrain some scenes of giant crab rampage from his latest B-film monster epic, Queen Crab. Created in stop-motion glory, this suggests that monster fans and stop-motion animation aficionados are in for a real treat. … Continue reading

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Exciting Valentine’s Day Present For Mega-Arachnophiles

Lovers of Giant Spiders are in for a very special Valentine’s Day this year. Retro monster flick aficionado, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm celebrates the Day of Lovers and the imminent release of his latest film by uncaging the official trailer … Continue reading

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Update: Pictures of The Giant Spider

In further multi-legged giant monster news, here are a couple of shots from Christopher R. Mihm’s upcoming retro style flick, The Giant Spider: No other news — but those snaps definitely make me want to see the film! Undead Backbrain … Continue reading

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French Bugs in Development: An Interview with Julius Berg

An Exclusive Backbrain Interview Bugs is a French feature film project, one that not only shows a lot of promise, but also includes one of the Backbrain’s favourite giant monster species — insects. Remember all those great mutant bug movies … Continue reading

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Millennium Bug Infests DVD

More horrifically excellent news this Halloween as a genre-classic-in-the-making comes to DVD, heralded by great cover art and a fantastic new trailer. The Millennium Bug (US-2011; dir. Kenneth Cran) is a dark, raging powerhouse of a movie — an independent … Continue reading

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Giant Spider Goes Retro

What’s scarier than a spider in your bedroom? Answer: a giant spider in your bedroom! Christopher R. Mihm’s new retro style flick, The Giant Spider, is bound to be a smash-hit with cinematic arachnophobes everywhere. Now, courtesy of Mihm, Undead … Continue reading

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