Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Bugs, Bugs, Everywhere

You can tell by my list of vomit enducing summer movies that I'm not too keen on the serge in horror movies that has taken place over the past couple years.

But, the film Bug has caught my attention because...

(1) Ashley Judd has gotten rave reviews since this film was shown at the Cannes Film Festival earlier in the year.

(2) Michael Shannon (pictured right, with Judd) was a standout in World Trade Center (as the marine) and I think his career could begin to take off.

(3) The story seems intriguing (although reminds me somewhat of the opening scene in A Scanner Darkly)

The Story...
A paranoid war veteran sees invicible bugs crawling everywhere.

The film is directed by William Friedkin (who won an academy award for The French Connection and was nominated for The Exorcist).

The film comes out in limited release December 1st, 2006. The preview for the film can be viewed here.

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8 comments:

Mike Scott said...

That looks fantastic. I have always had a bewildering fascination with Judd.

Just don't know if I can still do a horror film, just the trailer freaked me out...

Carlinhos Brown said...

I'll watch anything that has Ashley Judd in it. I didn't know this film was at Cannes. That poster is so awesome! it looks like one of the Saw posters circulating through the internet...

thanks for the constant visits

culo123! said...

I thought I was the only one who cared about this movie. I'm glad I'm not. And yes, Carlinhos that is a great poster!

RC: Thanks for visiting Oscar Diary...

Anomie-Atlanta said...

You have to give any movie with Ashley Judd a chance!

Jordan M. Poss said...

Wow--that looks good. I'm extremely phobic about bugs, though, so I probably won't be seeing it.

Paula said...

I wonder if the influx of horror films has anything to do with the fear of terrorism lurking in most Americans psyche?

There were lots of cheesy horror films made during the cold war era, right? During the fear of nuclear war post-WWII?

If I were studying something somewhere, I'd write a paper about it.

chaseblogger@hotmail.com said...

If the bugs really were invisible and crawled into Ashley Judds Brain and then forced her to try to re-populate the world while Shannon had to kill her but also loved her - that would be a killer movie. You could call it Bugs in a Brain.

Sadie Lou said...

Ashley Judd is totally prone to do flops though--I wouldn't bank on her bankability at the Box Office.
;)

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