A family attempting to escape the chaos of Y2K finds that technological collapse is the least of their worries after fleeing into the Sierra Diablos Mountains for the millennial turnover, and coming under siege from a clan of depraved hillbillies. Meanwhile something terrifying is stirring beneath the earth, and when it finally surfaces the two families will be forced to fight together if they hold out any hope of surviving the night. A gruesome throwback to the classic monster movies of the 1980s, The Millennium Bug was shot using 100% practical special effects. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
NOTE: I watched this with some friends as part of a Saturday night double feature. Rented this one and then followed up with Peter Jackson's BAD TASTE. Awesome combo!
The company that made this movie is called "NO CGI", which means no computer effects... THANK GOD! I'm tired of bad computer effects! True, some of the effects in this movie were a bit dodgy, but overall, they beat the lame SyFy channel DINOCROC effects because these effects are REAL. I also dig the man-in-the-suit approach and the miniatures, something you don't see very often any more. And I don't think the filmmakers were going for realism, so for some of the reviewers here criticising the effects: DUH.
The acting was mostly good, and the story was just plain outrageous. I read a few reviews on some fan horror sites before I rented this, so I kinda knew what to expect. Overall, this isn't a horror film in the traditional sense, just an old-school romp. Definitely 80's in style and substance. Simply put, F U N !
Don't waste your money or your time unless you like senseless movies about inbred hillbillies with a tendency towards violence. The "bug" was so obviously a puppet and not at all scarey. This was a mess.