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Larva (2005)

In Host, Missouri, the newcomer vet, Dr Eli Rudkus, is called by a farmer to look at one of his cows. The vet finds a strange parasite in the animal and sends it to the agriculture lab to ... See full summary »

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Abram Cox (as Tim Cox)

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Kenneth M. Badish (story) (as Ken Badish), Boaz Davidson (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Ventresca ... Dr. Eli Rudkus
Rachel Hunter ... Hayley Anderson
William Forsythe ... Jacob Long
David Selby ... Fletcher Odermatt
Robert Miano ... Sheriff Lester
James Daris James Daris
James Sheldon ... Johnny
Zachary Stevens Zachary Stevens
Amanda Ianelli
Jessica Summers Jessica Summers
Holly McWilliams Holly McWilliams
Sean Kissner Sean Kissner ... Milo Turner (as Sean Kisner)
David E. Ornston David E. Ornston ... (as David Ornston)
Erron Jay ... Deputy (as Erron Shaw)
Sarah Ann Schultz ... Barbara
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Storyline

In Host, Missouri, the newcomer vet, Dr Eli Rudkus, is called by a farmer to look at one of his cows. The vet finds a strange parasite in the animal and sends it to the agriculture lab to be looked into. He soon finds another one in a creek and he tells the townspeople the cause might be in the animal's feed. It's soon discovered the meals are actually an experimental genetic cocktail which is causing the parasites inside the cattle and people. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They eat you from the inside out! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

SCI FI Channel

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Metamorphosis See more »

Filming Locations:

Missouri, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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In the scene where the guy and the girl are making out, the girl removes her bra. When the parasite starts to hurt the guy, he tells her to drive to a hospital. When she climbs to the front seat, she's wearing the bra again. As she starts the car, her bra is again missing, but as she runs away from the car, the bra is back on. See more »

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High body count
7 October 2006 | by MartianOctocretr5See all my reviews

Another evil conspiracy is in the works. This time it's a rich guy who owns a beef distibuting company, in league with genetic engineers, trying to make his product sell more, or better, or something. In any event, they're messing with the beef, by treating it with some kind of parasite. Guess what? Something goes wrong, and the parasites go on a rampage.

It's actually creepy and scary enough to work, in spite of the recycled plot devices. The movie offers exploding stomachs (Alien), the conspirators covering up their actions at the expense of more lives (X Files), dumb sheriffs (lots of movies), and dumber townspeople (also lots of movies). There's also lots of bloody bodies, both humans and creatures. The acting is fairly decent, and the quasi-bat like design of the rapidly proliferating monsters is ugly enough for this sort of flick. The action is paced rather well, gory scenes balanced with scientific analysis exposition, even some "Don't look behind that door!" type stuff. Of course, they run the obligatory victim mauling scenes, including the usual couple-making-out-gets-killed routine.

All in all, a capably managed low budget horror movie, which manages a fair number of good old fashioned scares.


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