Thursday, October 4, 2012

Month of Halloween - horror film #2: INFESTATION (Kyle Rankin, USA, 2009)

As the second film in my Halloween month series I watched INFESTATION last night and, incidentally, just like the first film, CLOVERFIELD, it was a film about nasty creatures that attack humans. These ones didn't come from outer space but from the dirt we step on. And somehow they got much bigger. It's never explained why or how that happened. The film is part killer bug feature, part comedy but fortunately the comedic part never takes over and the film never becomes a straight-out comedy.

I'm not gonna waste time on a plot description ... Ay? You want one?? Alright-alright, here's the convoluted plot: People are attacked by bugs, main character guy and friends try and get from one place to another in order to escape bugs and survive. Main character guy tries to hook up with brunette babe. Blonde chick shows tits. Main character guy and friends are attacked by more bugs. Brunette chick is kidnapped by bugs. Bugs have HC sex with blonde chick (I wish!). Black guy turns into half man/half bug. Explosions. Dialogue in Spanish. Emotional drama between main character guy and dad. Will they survive? Will the bugs survive? And will the brunette hook up with the main character guy or with the leader of the bugs?

No real gore but lots of blown-to-pieces bugs. Whatshisface from TWIN PEAKS is in there too. Fun flick that I'd watch again. I bought the Danish DVD second hand from Blockbuster. It had ZILCH extras.


  1. Ahhhh... now this one I've seen. ;)

    If I remember this one, didn't everybody wake up with amnesia after being all cocooned up or something? Wasn't the plot all about how the hero was really some sort of slacker asshole who pissed off our heroine right before it all goes down, and yet they fall for each other while fighting the bugs because neither of them remembers meeting before? I liked that.....

    Everything else was pretty much by the books for a "big bug fest", but that was such a cute way to squeeze in a romantic subplot. And it has hordes of big nasty bugs.... can't ever go wrong there. Yep, definitely worth a watch.

  2. Your rundown of the plot is better than mine! Haha.

    Yes, you're right, that's the one. And yes, "by the books" but it's a fun film not least cos it doesn't take itself too seriously. :D

    I also liked the fact that the beautiful blonde girl went for the slacker asshole. And I liked that he had the strength to turn her down. How often do we see that. LOL.