Bug (1975, USA) C-99m. ** D: Jeannot Szwarc. Starring Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles, Richard Gilliland, Jamie Smith-Jackson, Alan Fudge. Patty McCormack, William Castle. Eco-horror film about bugs which can set things (and people) on fire, threatening an entire village. Thanks heavens there's specialist Dillman around. Solidly made thriller moves - like its monsters - at a slow pace and is rather unpleasant. Worth a look for buffs, though. Based on the novel The Hephaestus Plague by Thomas Page. Producer, co-writer Castle's last movie.

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