Sunday, July 7, 2013

INSECTICIDAL (2005)

The poster for this was kind of dumb. I liked the opening titles better.



So, we have a sorority house full of pretty girls, tough girls and nerdy girls. well, one nerdy girl. Cami (Meghan Heffern) who is studying insects and believes that they were originally much larger and much smarter. One, a scorpion, is so smart that it breaks into Sorority house leader Josi's (Rhonda Dent) room while she is having some bouncy bouncy fun time with the captain of the football team, Mitch (Travis Waters). In a tiff, Josi hoses down Cami's bugs with bug spray.
Unfortunately, these are not run of the mill bugs and it triggers a reaction that makes them large.
Large and hungry.
So it's a sorority house full of hot girls versus king size versions of a scorpion, stag beetle, spider and praying mantis. And that praying mantis is huge. Throw in a hot tub party and you have the perfect mix for big, big fun.
INSECTICIDAL reminds me of classic exploitation. We get naked girls, blood and crappy CGI. The classic stuff would have replaced the crappy CGI with crappy bug puppets, but you get the idea.
Meghan Heffern is like a Felicia Day clone. She exudes the hot, nerdy girl.

See what I mean? Hot and nerdy.


 Her sister (in the film, not real life) Sophi (Samantha McLeod) is the epitome of stacked blonde who is really funny as well.

See what I mean? Hot, blonde and stacked.


 While it is sad that they both keep their clothes on, it is expected from Cami as the nice girl. Sophi was a little more disappointing, but she did kiss girls in the movie so, that's okay. There are plenty of boobs in the movie anyway. Well, sort of. It seems that the only girls disrobing were card carrying members of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee and that's not a bad thing, it's just, well the same. One girl in the hot tub really had no boobs. Really! She was built like a 12 year old...boy.
But, the gore flows and there is a lot of cliche, genre dialogue that is done pretty well. The bugs are crap, but they still manage to work.
Oh, did I mention the hot, Asian exchange student? Fumi (Vicku Huang)? They do manage to keep her clothed in a skimpy workout outfit, but spend an awful lot of time with her doing weapons training with sai. She was pretty cool.
In the end this is a quick little time waster with a really attractive cast of people. They guys don't mind being as nude as the ladies and Meghan Heffern should be in more stuff. She managed to channel her inner Felicia Day like a pro.
One last thing.
A lot of bugs get killed in this and the bug goo flies pretty fast and furious. It so looks like facial porn with out the actually...well, porn. Just strange is all.  

Here's the trailer

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