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Lovely Maggot Posted on Feb 28 2012, 12:05 AM
 
QUOTE (scythemantis @ Jan 7 2012, 09:05 AM)
Mimic was cool, but it was adapted from a much, much cooler short story of the same name, which I had in an anthology years before the movie ever entered production.

I don't have the book on hand anymore, but I'll try to describe the story (spoilers?) :

Mimic was told from the viewpoint of a detective, and detailed this strange, seemingly mute person who always wore a black overcoat and hat obscuring all but part of their face, went outdoors only at night and never allowed anyone to get too close to them. They acquired money from some unknown source, and would only ever venture to the same corner store, point at objects they wanted and plop down cash with a seemingly poor grasp of how to count the right amount.

One day everyone heard a lot of weird noise from the person's apartment, and then never saw them again until the room started to stink. When the police are called, the apartment was revealed to be completely devoid of any furnishing or other objects, except for a cobbled-together metal box and the corpse of the mysterious tenant, whose "overcoat" (wing cases) were spread wide to reveal their wasp-like body. The face was in fact described as a very convincing guise, though the nose was just an amazing optical illusion that looked three dimensional from most angles, as were the eyes.

When the box is opened, a swarm of tiny baby mimics fly out the window, with everyone but the narrator fleeing in terror. He rushes to the window to watch them disperse as the sun rises, only to see a section of nearby roof unfurl into a much larger insect - a pair of metal pipes becoming its eyestalks -and chase after the babies, the implication of course being that there's a whole world of insect-beings that have naturally evolved to hide among us, just like the various ant-mimics the story goes on to mention.

I do know for a fact that the film is supposed to be an adaptation of this story, it just scrapped all the Lovecraftian (yes, using that word in this instance) atmosphere, evolution theme and amazing final twist in favor of another "genetic engineering gone wrong" action-horror.

I still enjoy the movie and the cockroach designs but the story is just beautiful.

Who's the author of the story?
Kainsword17 Posted on Feb 2 2012, 02:21 PM
  I know a bug-monster movie. Gamera II: Attack of Legion. Where Gamera took on an invasion of giant insectoid aliens.
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Not only does the movie have human-size beetle-like monsters, we also have the giant Legion Mother, this huge bug-monster that has a horn-laser cannon, laser tentacles and all kinds of shit!
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Another movie fulled with bugs I know of is "The Mist", in which are group of humans are trapped in the super-market and are hunted by otherworldly giant-bugs and other monsters. one of which is this guy, A Gray Widower.
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Dreamer Posted on Jan 9 2012, 02:33 AM
  Well, Guilliermo DelToro says he hated how the executives meddled with and crippled the film, and he says he does wish he could make a directors cut.
scythemantis Posted on Jan 7 2012, 09:05 AM
  Mimic was cool, but it was adapted from a much, much cooler short story of the same name, which I had in an anthology years before the movie ever entered production.

I don't have the book on hand anymore, but I'll try to describe the story (spoilers?) :

Mimic was told from the viewpoint of a detective, and detailed this strange, seemingly mute person who always wore a black overcoat and hat obscuring all but part of their face, went outdoors only at night and never allowed anyone to get too close to them. They acquired money from some unknown source, and would only ever venture to the same corner store, point at objects they wanted and plop down cash with a seemingly poor grasp of how to count the right amount.

One day everyone heard a lot of weird noise from the person's apartment, and then never saw them again until the room started to stink. When the police are called, the apartment was revealed to be completely devoid of any furnishing or other objects, except for a cobbled-together metal box and the corpse of the mysterious tenant, whose "overcoat" (wing cases) were spread wide to reveal their wasp-like body. The face was in fact described as a very convincing guise, though the nose was just an amazing optical illusion that looked three dimensional from most angles, as were the eyes.

When the box is opened, a swarm of tiny baby mimics fly out the window, with everyone but the narrator fleeing in terror. He rushes to the window to watch them disperse as the sun rises, only to see a section of nearby roof unfurl into a much larger insect - a pair of metal pipes becoming its eyestalks -and chase after the babies, the implication of course being that there's a whole world of insect-beings that have naturally evolved to hide among us, just like the various ant-mimics the story goes on to mention.

I do know for a fact that the film is supposed to be an adaptation of this story, it just scrapped all the Lovecraftian (yes, using that word in this instance) atmosphere, evolution theme and amazing final twist in favor of another "genetic engineering gone wrong" action-horror.

I still enjoy the movie and the cockroach designs but the story is just beautiful.
zombieontherise Posted on Jan 7 2012, 07:30 AM
  Not my first insect themed movie, but I've always loved the human look-alikes in the film Mimic

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It always puzzled me how people could fail to tell the difference between a filthy hobo and a 7 foot tall mantis-cockroach hybrid masquerading as a filthy hobo.

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Krader Posted on Jan 7 2012, 04:44 AM
  You and your voraphilia~
Jesus lizard Posted on Jan 7 2012, 04:14 AM
  You used the word devouring and got me all excited but I can't see it! sad.gif

I remember a Scifi original movie called "Threshold" about moth people (people with inner insect anatomy who looked like people) who would infect certain humans and transform them and eat others by jamming probosci down their throats and slurping their innards out with acid.
Was a terrible campy movie.
dodoman1 Posted on Jan 7 2012, 03:24 AM
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It's not so much "sex" as it is "devouring her living esophagus".
Chiropto Necrolus Posted on Jan 3 2012, 10:22 PM
  It's not as good as it sounds.

It's pretty much a standard "carnivorous roaches attack" scenario, and the only interesting mutants are the Roach Cat and the Queen. The other one is basically just a zombie with mandibles.
scythemantis Posted on Jan 3 2012, 09:42 PM
  There's a movie I've always wanted to see called "The Nest" or possibly "They Nest" about mutant cockroaches and cockroach hybrid people. Has awesome cover art of cockroach sex.

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