Category Archives: film
It’s time for another insect horror movie, and this is one where the insects not only win in the end, but they do the bidding of Jennifer Connelly! PHENOMENA (1985 aka “Creepers” in the US ) was made by Italian … Continue reading
Despite it being a rather standard and predictable genre movie in many ways, Guillermo del Toro’s MIMIC (1997) gives us giant human-mimicking cockroaches, a splendid combination of practical and CGI insect goodness. While diagrams of the “Judas Breed” anatomy are … Continue reading
Saul Bass! Crazy geometric title sequences! Indelible brands! Bold colors and blocked shapes and crazy animation! Can you imagine what an entire movie directed by him would be like? Strangely, instead of a snappy title sequence, we start out Phase … Continue reading
In honor of my favorite month, it’s time to go through my favorite insect movies. Gleefully, most of these contain Insects and Inverts Of Unusual Size. Let’s start with the best, shall we? No matter if your list is Giant … Continue reading
Cartoon Tuesday! Found this lovely bee-filled gem from my youth. In the 80’s, Marvel put Spider-Man in cartoons again, but this time paired with two other Marvel characters, where they all lived in the classic apartment-that-with-a-switch-of-a-lever-becomes-a-computer-filled-crime-fighting-lab. Anyways, this episode was … Continue reading
Haunting poster of the 1966 film Mademoiselle by polish artist Franciszek Starowieyski. As far as I can tell there are no insects in this film, though there is plenty of sex and death.
Loom is a fantastic animation about a moment that occurs in the fractions of seconds, when a spider attacks a moth. It’s beautiful, dramatic, and poetic. That may seem like jarring adjectives for what looks like an evil horrid spider … Continue reading
A truly multi-talented and endlessly creative local film maker, Mauricio Baiocchi, is also a good friend of mine. He’s been hard at work on a labor of serious insect love. It’s called Cicada Princess, a film about the life cycles … Continue reading
Continuing my wordpress testing this morning with BEES!!! If I had a talk show, this would happen every night. Just look at the joy on their faces!