CINEMA: REALLY BUGGED

IN MIMIC, GIANT ROACHES INVADE NEW YORK CITY

Dr. Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino) paces edgily on a deserted New York City subway platform. A brilliant scientist who has recently used genetic engineering to eradicate an epidemic, Susan is not smart enough to realize she's in a horror movie and ought to be wary of approaching a tall, hooded stranger to ask the time. The stranger turns and reveals its hideous face--ewwww, a killer cockroach! It enfolds Susan in its great wings and flies off into the subway's dank underworld.

A great horror moment, like this one in Guillermo Del Toro's Mimic, works as both pulp and poetry. It gets...

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