Bugs (1990)

Rating: E

Dir: Brian Yuzna
Star: Maud Adams, Neith Hunter, Tommy Hinkley, Allyce Beasley
[a.k.a. Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation]

[18] The title change tries to cash-in on the success of Ticks, one of the more energetically entertaining horrors of recent years, which Yuzna produced. However, it falls well short of the mark; certainly has a few icky moments, especially for those who have a dislike of insects, but it’s just not interesting, and has all the production values of a TVM. Maud Adams is the novice reporter investigating a ‘suicide’ which leads her into a dangerous cult of mad feminists who do yucky things with maggots. That’s about as far as I got before boredom finally overcame me and — this’ll give you some idea of how exciting the film is — I started watching Jimmy Tarbuck. Now, that’s what I call scary.