Movie Review – The Millennium Bug (2011)

The Millennium Bug
Directed by Kenneth Cran
Courtesy of Green Apple Entertainment
Original Release Date: 2011
Release Date: December 18, 2013

The Millennium Bug

If you like creature features, go pick up THE MILLENNIUM BUG right now. This taut little amazing film will knock your socks right off…and leave you writhing for more. It has garnered several awards from a variety of film festivals and every single one is rightfully earned. I daresay that even the most hardest to please of horror fans should find something to like about this one.

If you are not familiar with THE MILLENNIUM BUG, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of the Green Apple Entertainment press release:

The Haskin family seeks refuge from Y2K hysteria in the isolated forests of the Sierra Diablos Mountains. Soon, however, the threat of technological shutdown is the least of their worries. Abducted by a vicious hillbilly clan, the family battles for their lives…but neither they nor their captors could imagine the monstrous nightmare about to erupt from the bowels of the earth. Now they must all join together if anyone is to survive!

What strikes me first and foremost about THE MILLENNIUM BUG is how much it looks (visually) like Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD film. This is not a dig, but yet a compliment of the highest magnitude. Although the two films have nothing to do with each other, in story or premise, filmmaker Kenneth Cran still manages to capture the dark and foreboding chemistry from Raimi’s masterpiece.

THE MILLENNIUM BUG is shot very well and the acting is very high caliber. But what truly steals the show are the special effects. There are no CG effects whatsoever in this film and the result is stunning. The creatures look astonishingly real, the deaths are gruesome, and the gore is absolutely phenomenal. There are some (literally) eye-popping death scenes that will make you want to stand up and applaud.

If I were forced to find a flaw with THE MILLENNIUM BUG, I could not. The story is tight, the production value is high, and the movie just looks great overall. I highly recommend this film to anyone that wants an intense, over-the-top evening of gore and frights. The film is available now, so be sure and check it out for sure.


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