Category Archives: Giant Bugs

Parasitic: It’ll Get Under Your Skin

Want zombies with your giant monster bugs? Well, we might just have the perfect movie for you! We have it reliably from writer/director Timothy Martin that Parasitic, which started life a few years back under the title “Black Licorice”, is … Continue reading

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Remember Them (US-1954; dir. Gordon Douglas)? One of the great scifi horror films of the Cold-War era — eerie desert locations, the stink of formic acid and a weird, high-pitched whine, James Arness hunting giant ants through the sewers of … Continue reading

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Interview with Daniel Lee: Ocho and Beyond

Director? Artist? Auteur? I’m just a guy who loves movies. As we’ve seen many times of late, the best way to make a micro-budget sci-fi horror film these days is to make a homage to low-budget monster flicks from the … Continue reading

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The Millennium Bug Has Finally Arrived!

But don’t panic! We’re talking about the horror thriller by director Kenneth Cran and his brother James rather than the fanciful computer scare that led us into the new millennium. The Cran Brothers’ millennium bug isn’t a programming glitch and … Continue reading

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New: Extraction

Maybe you’ve seen this picture before: It’s reportedly of a camel spider taken in the Middle East. OK, it’s big, though after this picture did the rounds of the internet some spoilsport pointed out how the arachnid is being held … Continue reading

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Weekend Fright Flick: MANT!

Matinee is an intelligent, moving and under-appreciated comedy directed by Joe Dante in 1993. Set in Key West (just the other side of water from Cuba) at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis (October 1962), it features John Goodman … Continue reading

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Bugs Born From a Book!

Daffy Duck might have run amuck in the classic Looney Tunes cartoon “Duck Amuck”, but when a bunch of creatures from the depths of an evil book, Necronomicon-style, run amok [amock] in this short French film they certainly do it … Continue reading

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King Crab Attack!: The Full Version

And now, Undead Backbrain presents the complete 1950s giant monster spoof film, King Crab Attack! (France-2010; short [6:38 min.]; dir. Gregoire Sivan). The Backbrain first introduced you to the film via trailers, poster and assorted pictures in September last year … Continue reading

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More From the Bug

The Cran Brothers’ in-production giant monster flick, The Millennium Bug (US-2010; dir Kenneth Cran) — which the Backbrain highlighted on 4 April — is getting weirder as we learn more about it. Of central interest is the fact that it … Continue reading

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El Eternauta

“El Eternauta” (The Eternaut) is a serialised graphic novel written by Argentinian comic writer Héctor Germán Oesterheld and initially drawn by Francisco Solano López. First published in 1957-1959 in three-page weekly episodes in the magazine Hora Cero (Zero Time), it … Continue reading

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