Need Help Remembering a Movie

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  1. spiritprime

    spiritprime Dudes, I'm a girl!

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    Back when I was little, I remember my dad sending me off to bed a little early because he was having some mates coming over to watch a movie with him. Now, I heard the movie being played and without thinking, I went to go and check it out.

    Much to my surprise and shock, my dad and his mates were watching some kind of bug horror movie.

    Now the next day, I got curious and had a look at the cover. But since I couldn't read at that time, I only remember the cover's colours and pictures. And now that I am long old enough to watch horror movies, I would like to see that movie again and see why I was so freaked out by the bugs and all that silly shit.

    This is what I remember of the bug horror movie cover:

    -Yellow cover
    -Giant bug leg (cockroach or some other insect) trying to tear through the cover
    -Made somewhere in the late 80's or early 90's

    So if you guys would be so kind to help me out with this little problem, that would be great. Thanks guys!
     
  2. netkid

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    What else happened?

    Were there tons of bugs eating people? Were the bugs big? Were they giant roaches disguised as people?

    More info would be of help. Do you remember any specific scenes?
     
  3. spiritprime

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    Hmmm. I remember a gigantic cockroach on the back of the cover being sprayed by bug spray or something like that. I even remember a guy lying dead on the ground with most of him eaten alive with his eye sockets missing too.
     
  4. netkid

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    Hmm...were the bugs normal sized or human sized? How "old" did the movie look? Did it look like it came from the 70s? 80s?
     
  5. KnightSaberAmi

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    All I can think is: Creepshow, but I'm pretty sure that's not it.
     
  6. netkid

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    I remember YEARS ago MTV has some behind-the-scenes special of their movie "Joe's Apartment". In it, the main roach protagonist and (I think?) Jerry O'Connell & his female costar counted down movies that featured bugs and of course, roaches (most of them were horror films btw).

    If you find a video of that, it might help you figure out the film.
     
  7. spiritprime

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    It looked like it was set in the 80's. Bugs looked like they were about the size of a small car or a couple of feet bigger than a human.
     
  8. netkid

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    Were they intelligent or just giant dumb bugs?
     
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    I would say Mimic but that didn't come out in the 80s or 70s.
     
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    Honestly, Creepshow is the only film I can think of that seems to fit the bill.
     
  11. Chaos Muffin

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    Ticks? Slither? City Of Rott? Bug?

    ...

    A Bugs Life?
     
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    for some reason i though this was eight legged freaks and now i'm damn curious.
     
  13. spiritprime

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    I think they were just dumb creatures that go around eating people.

    I asked my dad how the humans beat the bugs and he said that they... called an exterminator?
     
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    Damnation Alley? Blue Monkey?

    Not enough info yet. "Big roaches eating people" is far too broad a category.

    - Coeloptera
     
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    You sure they weren't watching a porno, and since your mind couldn't wrap itself around it, it replaced the info in your head with a bug horror movie? :D 
     
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    Meet the Applegates?
     
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    Arachnophobia.

    Was the Exterminator John Goodman?
     
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  19. spiritprime

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    Like I said, I don't remember much because I was really little. But no, the movie was definitely not Arachnophobia. I saw that movie and that never triggered any nerves at all.

    As far as I can describe a bit more, its all I can say. There were obviously a lot of things I can't even remember. Damn, it was such a long time ago. I just thought maybe you older folks might be able to remember it because you lived the eighties.

    And no, I don't think it was The Nest either, Rodimus Major, nor was it Bug. The gigantic cockroach looked like it was some kind of giant puppet that looked difficult to control. It looked like it was moving stiffly all over the place.
     
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