Cinema: From the Depths

BUG

Directed by JEANNOT SZWARC Screenplay by WILLIAM CASTLE and THOMAS PAGE

It would not be fair to say that those responsible for Bug are entirely without resource or a sense of novelty, however grotesque. They contrive, for example, to extend the limits of black humor by turning a scene of a woman being burned to death into a laugh sequence. That this is done inadvertently only increases the merriment.

Yonder somewhere in the California boonies, an earthquake shakes up a small town and sends a deep fissure straight down the middle of one farmer's property. Out of the depths crawls a...

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