Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mimic (1997)

Today was such as awesome day. First, it started with a trip to Steel City Con in Monroeville. There is nothing like walking in the footsteps of the classic Dawn of the Dead zombies. From there, a trip to a softball scrimmage and home to some great horror, and bam; great day! Oh, that flick was the 1997 creature feature Mimic.

Plot/ Three years ago entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease, now the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind!

It had been some time since I had watched Mimic, and honestly, I forgot how much I enjoyed that flick. While I did not realize then, this early horror take from Guillermo Del Toro is a great example of what was about to come from this talent. The atmosphere is spot on, the acting solid and the storyline and scripting works perfectly in what could have been a schlock-fest. Of course, some of the early dialogue is murky and some of the railway scenes may lack some light, but it definitely all works. In the end, this is one of the better creature features to come out of the 1990s and a film that must be seen. Yes, some of the ideas are a touch unbelievable, but that is a refreshing departure from some of the stuff that comes out from time to time.

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