ⓘ Bug (1975 film)


ⓘ Bug (1975 film)

Bug is a 1975 American horror film in Panavision, directed by Jeannot Szwarc and written by William Castle and Thomas Page, from Pages novel The Hephaestus Plague. It was the last film Castle was involved in before his death in 1977. The film starred Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles and Richard Gilliland.


1. Plot

An earthquake releases a bunch of mutant cockroaches that can create fire by rubbing their cerci together. Eventually, most of the bugs die because they cannot survive in the low air pressure on the Earths surface, but a scientist, Professor James Parmiter Dillman, keeps one alive in a pressure chamber. He successfully breeds the mutant cockroach with a modern cockroach, creating a breed of intelligent, flying super-cockroaches.


2. Cast

  • Alan Fudge as Professor Mark Ross
  • Jamie Smith-Jackson as Norma Tacker
  • Patty McCormack as Sylvia Ross
  • Jim Poyner as Kenny Tacker
  • Frederic Downs as Henry Tacker
  • Joanna Miles as Carrie Parmiter
  • Brendan Dillon as Charlie
  • Bradford Dillman as Professor James Parmiter
  • Jesse Vint as Tom Tacker
  • Richard Gilliland as Gerald Metbaum
  • James Greene as Reverend Kern

3. Trivia

The living room and kitchen sets from The Brady Bunch were reused in this film, although the living room set was rearranged slightly to a smaller footprint. Aside from a paint job, the kitchen set was otherwise unaltered.