Overall Rank: 11346
Average Rating: 2.3/4
# of Ratings: 88
Theatrical Release Date: 08/22/1997
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Actors: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, F. Murray Abraham, Giancarlo Giannini, Charles S. Dutton, Josh Brolin
Plot: A deadly disease spread by cockroaches threatens to destroy an entire generation of children in Manhattan. Dr. Susan Tyler creates a new insect designed specifically to kill the roaches and then die off. Three years later she discovers her creation is very much alive... and evolving. -- Chris Kavan
Quick Movie Reviews
Indyfreak - wrote on 01/09/2015
An occasionally creepy but murky creature feature directed by Guillermo Del Toro.
Snoogans - wrote on 10/11/2011
Some good ideas here, but the back half of the film falls down on a predictable formula.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/24/2007
A completely average sci-fi/horror film that has an interesting concept, but ultimately fails to to sub-par acting and effects. Evolution gone awry is a common theme in many films, and this doesn't to much to advance the idea.
Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 05/05/2012
A series of deaths and disappearances seem to lead back to the release of a genetically engineered cockroaches three years earlier. The early part of this film seems very much like the usual run of the mill horror film; disappearances in dark corridors, bumps in the night and failing flashlights with the inevitable cop/scientist combo in pursuit. Things change however as the action shifts underground and Guillermo Del Toro's keen sense of style and atmosphere comes to the fore. It takes a lot of cues from the Alien films, pilfering many ideas from Aliens and featuring Charles S. Dutton in a very similar role to that in Alien 3. The shocks are well engineered, the monster effects pretty well done and Del Toro is very skilled at keeping the audience on the edge of their seat. As to be …
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