Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bug (2006)

Director: William Friedkin. Cast: Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick Jr. 102 min. Rated R. Horror.

Is paranoid schizophrenia contagious? Maybe, especially if you're snorting cocaine. An Iraq War veteran who has hallucinations of bugs crawling under his skin, befriends an abused wife in a shabby motel in the middle of nowhere. After awhile, the girl is sucked into his world, and together they create a psychotic "formication" hell. Mind-blowing acting by both Judd and Shannon (who with all his mental roles is becoming the Jack Nicholson of our time), and some decent screenplay twists, directed by Freidkin of Exorcist fame. Not recommended for the faint of heart.

Mo says:


  1. Bug. No, sorry. I thought that movie was bad. I rather perfer the old school "Bug" movie. Ya, know. The one with the giant radioactive ants. Have you seen that one?

  2. I remember watching a movie on TV with giant radioactive ants as a kid called "Empire of the Ants" (1977), which I believe is the one you're referring to. Correct? It was huge corny fun.