Guillermo del Toro (1997)

15 Certificate


Our Score
In the same vein as The Relic and all those other flicks about creepy-crawlies that go crunch in the night, this horror movie stars Mira Sorvino as an entomologist determined to find out exactly what has invaded the New York subway system. It's preposterous stuff, but the tale of oversized insects (a genetically enhanced species developed to eradicate an epidemic-spreading breed of cockroaches) is suitably gruesome and atmospheric thanks to Cronos director Guillermo del Toro's dark direction. Sorvino is believably tough, too, and smartly supported by Jeremy Northam, Charles S Dutton and Josh Brolin as potential monster munchies.


A scientist is shocked to discover a species of cockroach-hunting bug she created years earlier to eradicate a disease has evolved into the perfect killing machine. Horror from director Guillermo del Toro, starring Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Charles S Dutton, Alexander Goodwin and Giancarlo Giannini.

Cast & Crew

Dr Susan Tyler Mira Sorvino
Dr Peter Mann Jeremy Northam
Leonard Charles S Dutton
Chuy Alexander Goodwin
Manny Giancarlo Giannini
Dr Gates F Murray Abraham
Josh Maslow Josh Brolin
Remy Alix Koromzay
Director Guillermo del Toro
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray