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Movie Details

Title:   The Satan Bug
Director:   John Sturges
Year:   1965
Genre:   Thriller
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   05.06.06

Other Movies Seen By This Director (5)
- The Great Escape
- Joe Kidd
- The Magnificent Seven
- McQ
- Never So Few

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
05.06.06DVR Sometimes it's cool to sit down and watch a movie knowing absolutely nothing about it other than the title and director. This one's a precursor to The Andromeda Strain... basically someone steals some super-potent chemical weapon and it's up to the main dude to track it down and get it back before it's released and kills the world. I think the best way to describe this would be mediocre... it wasn't bad but not really anything worth remembering forever either... This has to be an early movie for Ed Asner but aside from that it's just a convoluted near-disaster pic. It's set in a top-secret base somewhere in the Southern California desert though which coincidentally jibes with an idea I've been kicking around for a story/script... I think the best way to pull off creepy during the day is to set it in the desert... As a kid I was really freaked out that we were gonna drive through Death Valley in one of the family road trips... like the place is so bad they didn't bother even trying to make it sound ok. Plus you get a whole bunch of things like mirages and oases and roadkill and rattlers and whatnot... I remember seeing one of those snakes horror movies where they're driving through the desert and there are like 100 snakes baking on the road and they drive over them and the car gets all bloody. later, an irradiated snake bites a dude and he turns into a snake and his woman gets terrorized. I seem to remember it being like the third part in a franchise... no clue what the name of it was. ANYWAY, this was set in the desert...
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