Insecticidal is a 2005 horror film directed by Jeffery Scott Lando. The film takes place in a college dorm where a group of attractive female students are being terrorized by an army of genetically modified insects. The film starts with a scene of a female student named Cami (Meghan Heffern) failing her biology test in college. In order to make up for her poor performance, she decides to volunteer for a secret genetic research project conducted by her professor, Dr. Peter Prentice (Rhys Bevan-John). The experiments involve modifying insects to make them more intelligent, bigger and aggressive.
Cami moves into the campus dormitory with four other female students who also volunteered for the experiment. They are: Roxy (Rhonda Dent), Dee (Samantha McLeod), Alex (Caitlin McClure) and Lindsey (Shawn Bachynski).
At first, the girls enjoy their newfound intelligence, however, things quickly turn sour when their genetically modified pets escape and begin to terrorize the girls. The insects become increasingly aggressive and start attacking anyone who comes near them.
Soon, the girls realize that their professor has been experimenting on them and they must fight for their survival. They come up with a plan to lure the insects into a trap and get the help of a neighbor, Seth (Travis Watters), to execute their plan.
Seth is initially skeptical of the girls' claims about the aggressive insects but when he sees the bugs for himself, he joins forces with the girls to stop the mutated creatures.
The film's climax takes place in the dormitory, where the girls and Seth try to fight off the insects. The action-packed finale sees the group resorting to extreme measures to defeat the insects and escape the terror.
Insecticidal is a low-budget horror movie with a storyline that is reminiscent of classic B-horror films. The movie borders on campy, with exaggerated acting and unrealistic special effects.
Despite its flaws, Insecticidal is an enjoyable movie for those who enjoy horror flicks with a humorous twist. The film pays homage to classic creature features, while also adding its own spin to the genre with the inclusion of genetically modified insects.
The acting in the film is decent, with standout performances from Meghan Heffern and Rhonda Dent, who play the lead characters Cami and Roxy respectively. The chemistry between the five female leads is palpable, and they work well together to create a fun, yet suspenseful movie.
Insecticidal also offers a commentary on the dangers of genetic engineering, and the consequences that can result from playing with nature. The film reminds us that there are always consequences for tampering with the natural order of things.
Overall, Insecticidal is a quirky, fun and engaging horror movie that will appeal to fans of the genre. It offers an absurd, yet entertaining take on traditional creature feature films, while also sending a serious message about the dangers of scientific experimentation.
Insecticidal is a 2005 horror movie. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.3.