The Biggest Bug Of Them All


The Millennium Bug is one of my fave movies. It's an indie release made with absolutely no CGI and it turned out to be one of the best practical EFX monster movies in history as far as I'm concerned. The plot pokes fun at the Y2K scare with an actual monster instead of a computer bug ruining our computers in the year 2000. It's a crazy plot too, with some redneck hillbillies living in squalor capturing a family. Then the bug shows up and all hell breaks loose! I love how over the top it is. The gore and miniature sets worked so well together.

There was a lot of people worried about that Y2K bug back then because computers couldn't figure out how to change calendars, ha. Kinda funny when you think about it. Then came the bug! The biggest bug you will ever see in any movie. I can probably guarantee that one. It's not  your ordinary bug though. It only wakes up every 1,000 years or so to feast on everyone and every animal it can find for a night. You would be extremely unlucky to be at the wrong place at the wrong time when that bug wakes! The movie starts out harmless enough, with an innocuous, nuclear family taking a vacation camping trip. There just happens to be a redneck, inbred hillbilly family keeping an eye on them. They live in the forest preying on campers. I hate the thought of running into people like that. They take the whole family hostage and things get crazy. It seems like an inbred cannibal movie at first but that's just to keep you on your toes. Just when you think it's a cannibal movie the biggest bug you've ever seen wakes the hell up and starts eating everyone! It's a giant puppet technically but you have to really appreciate the artistry used in making the monster. They don't do things like that a lot anymore where they make huge monsters or sets for them to destroy. It's in my top ten films.

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