Director: Ronald K. Armstrong Run Time: 82 min. Release Year: 1996
Starring: Billy Graham, Derek C. Johnson, Jeff Lee, Priscilla K. Basque, Ronald K. Armstrong
“Wholesome, fun-loving entertainment that just happens to have a scene where a giant cricket uses a handgun to blow someone’s head off.” –– BLEEDING SKULL! A 1990s TRASH-HORROR ODYSSEY
The debut from Black filmmaker Ronald K. Armstrong, BUGGED is an ultra-fun and ambitious DIY creature feature. Following a freak lab accident with major RE-ANIMATOR vibes, a woman named Devine hires the Dead and Buried Exterminators to rid her house of some overgrown crickets. The bug-busters soon realize that these aren’t just large crickets, but radioactive beasties with a lust for blood! Filled with goopy practical effects and a charming mood, BUGGED is an important and overlooked chapter of 1990s horror from a Black perspective.