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Creepy Crawlers
Creepy Crawlers
Actors: Thomas Calabro, Dean Stockwell, John Savage, Kristen Dalton, Tom McBeath
Director: Ellory Elkayem
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
PG-13     2002     1hr 32min


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Actors: Thomas Calabro, Dean Stockwell, John Savage, Kristen Dalton, Tom McBeath
Director: Ellory Elkayem
Creators: Daniel Zelman, Donald Kushner, Eric d'Arbeloff, Frank Hildebrand, John Claflin
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Studio: Spartan
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/21/2002
Original Release Date: 07/25/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 07/25/2000
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Ain't that bad!
TrezKu13 | Norfolk, VA | 02/09/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"My expectations for this movie were any thing but high - after all, I watched this right after the Oscar-winning "Bugs," and the rattle-snake riddened "Rattled," a movie right on par with "Citizen Kane" and "Lawrence of Arabia." And yet...I was pleasantly surprised.For one, the characters are pretty well fleshed out. Our hero is a former surgeon who's hands are a little shaky (unless he has a drink) and so retires to a small fishing island. The locals don't really like him, and he has to put up with constant black-outs at his isolated mansion. The sudden emergence of cockroaches doesn't make things that much happier.Gradually, the cockroaches go from lovable little squishies to killer parasites. There a few good scenes of the little buggers popping out of people's mouths, chests, and stomachs. They also learn to fly near the end There are some well done surprises here. Granted, I didn't feel particularly frightened at any part of this movie, but it will make you a bit queezy. The scene at the dinner table where our hero lifts up his fork to reveal a bug on it made me jump.There are other plusses for this movie. For once...I actually CARED if the main character lived! And the romantic interest not only can support herself and helps out, but the relationship with our hero isn't rushed and you actually do feel some chemistry between them.The only real downfall of the movie is the ending. It's one of those typical "one [insert type of animal]is still alive" endings. It's just corny and cliche.Overall, a decent horror movie. It's not a great movie, and I'm not gonna buy it for my collection any time soon, but considering what other horrors I've seen it was definately worth my time."
Creepy Crawlers
Ben Colledge | Altoona, PA USA | 11/12/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is a great movie to watch if you are in the mood to see thousands of cockroaches crawl through peoples' bodies and nest in them. Swarms of roaches try to take over an island and everybody on it. This movie is definitely a movie to check out. According to the DVD.... IT WILL MAKE YOUR SKIN CRAWL!"
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 02/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"CREEPY CRAWLERS is the first movie in some time that made my squirm and my skin crawl; with an effective use of silence and eerily atmospheric music and some nifty camerawork, this movie really gets under your skin.
It opens with some shipmates duct taping a fellow matey, and then dumping him overboard; the body comes to rest on a sleepy little island in Maine. A surgeon (Thomas Calabro, in a marvelously controlled and humorus performance) has recently purchased a house on this island. It needs fixing up, and the only one who can help out electically is a nasty feller named Jack Wald (played with venomous relish by John Savage). Seems like Wald and his brother should have inherited the house, but since their pappy didnt pay his taxes, the house went up for sale and Calabro bought it. Meanwhile, the cockroaches are swarming and just dying to breed in their human hosts.
There are some incredibly creepy scenes, and when the bugs sprout wings, look out.
This is a great "little" movie, full of dark humor and nasty, nasty bugs!
Buy you some Raid afore you watch it, ye heah?"
Bug Bites...
Bindy Sue Frřnkünschtein | under the rubble | 07/13/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Dr. Cahill (Thomas Calabro) is a recovering alcoholic. After being unable to perform a surgery, he is told to take a "vacation" by his superior. This leads him to a small island, where he hopes to settle in and relax. Instead, the locals, led by two brothers (one played by John Savage), cause nothing but problems for Cahill. Meanwhile, a growing legion of biting, killer cockroaches have arrived on the island, ready to destroy all in their path! Dr. Cahill, with the help of the sheriff (Dean Stockwell!) and the gal from the general store (Kristen Dalton), must find out what's been killing the townsfolk before it's too late. CC is a solid little grabber w/ enough twists and jolts to keep things running on all six legs. There's even some gory goo that's surprising for a PG-13 movie! Loved it..."