The Millennium Bug is any monster movie fans breath of fresh air! A movie with a fun story, crazy characters, a giant monster, with lots of blood, gore and dismemberments, all without the use of CGI. Plus this is an indie film people! I’d put it up against any studio monster movie, period! Godzilla meet The Millennium Bug!
Writer and director Kenneth Cran definitely has an imagination with a much welcomed monster movie for a new generation! The movie follows the Haskins, escaping the Y2K scare as they head into the mountains. They meet up with a crazy, mutated, inbred hillbilly family who are set on brining in new blood to the family to limit the deformities from years of inbreeding. What we get with this family, the Crawfords is grotesque looks with killer instincts and lots of humor, yes this movie has just the right hint of humor in it!
Also in the story we have a crazy scientist who is in search of “something” and that’s exactly what he and the rest of these poor unsuspecting people get. A gigantic monster awakens from a 1,000 year sleep and is also disturbed and annoyed by certain humans. It wreaks havoc on anyone and everyone who gets in its way. The “bug” goes through each victim quickly because they really never have a chance with this thing. As our survivors become the few, we come to the climax of the story where a young girl goes head to hea with this huge bug. Who wins? I can’t tell you that but one thing for sure, I want a sequel!
Dissecting the movie, the creature effects is the main ingredient. We get a man in a monster suit, literally and it’s something you just don’t see much of these days and it’s done with perfection! We get plenty of blood in some really fun and creative kills, prosthetics galore! Also another key highlight is all of the scenes that are shot with miniatures are done great. They really went all out with this movie!
Bottom line is any monster movie fan should really enjoy The Millennium Bug, it’s a can’t miss and lot’s of monster movie fun! All practical effects, shot in a 700 sq. ft. warehouse with no CGI is a much welcomed entry into today’s world of horror. Definitely a movie you can watch over and over again and I predict "big" things for this movie, get it! 4/5
Director: Kenneth Cran
Cast: Jon Briddell, Adam Brooks, Christine Haeberman, Trek Loneman, Ken MacFarlane, John Charles Meyer, Ian Pfister, Ginger Pullman, Ben Seton, Jessica Simons, Sandi Steinberg, Benjamin Watts and Dustin Yoder
When the Haskin family seeks refuge from Y2K hysteria in the isolated forests of the Sierra Diablos mountains, madness and terror find them there. Abducted by a vicious hillbilly clan, the Haskins fight for survival, but neither they nor the hillbilly Crawfords can comprehend the monstrous nightmare about to erupt from the bowels of the earth.
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