One of my disturbing and highly anticipated horror/suspense movie in recent times ‘ Bug ‘ starring Ashley Judd is all set for release come May 25th.
Movie Summary: This is not any other bug movie. Directed by The Exorcist’s William Friedkin, Bug is about a lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again – until the first bugs arrive… The bugs arrive May 25th.
Lionsgate has just sent us two cool new posters for this movie both of which prominently feature Ashley Judd. The first poster tells us more about the tag line of the movie ‘ First they send in their Drone .. then they find their Queen’. You see Ashley Judd inside the outline of the bug. So, is she the Drone or is the Queen? Find out in this bug movie …
The second poster also prominently features Ashley Judd. In the background of this poster, there seems to be the jawline shown of a male. So, it Ashely Judd going to exhibit split personality. Is she the Queen in search of a mate/king? Is she the drone eliminating any threats to the Queen or is he the hero who will save her from the Bugs? Watch in theaters 5.25.07
When the movie comes out on May 25th, make sure you go see it with an open mind. While the posters tell you it’s a bug movie, Director William Friedkin delivers a major work here. He gradually plunges us into this story of gradual madness and mistrust and ending with an apocalyptic finale. ‘Bug‘ under Friedklin’s control is both stylistic and very well narrated and it marks the return of one of the masters of American Cinema.
Starting from the beginning of the movie, Friedklin instills a heightened sense of anxiety in his audience. The horror scenes are very well balanced with deliciously incongruous humor. The direction is outstanding. Look out for these scenes ‘ An Aerial shot of a lost road in the night with the noise of a helicopter in the distance. The camera slowly approaches the motel lights, a decoration of the almost totally claustrophobic atmosphere of the film.
Even before the arrival of the so-called insects, which is the trigger that sets off the actors’ madness, underlying anguish reigns in the details of the setting: from the décor to the soundtrack and the physical acting of the main characters. Close-ups on a telephone which does not stop ringing until the receiver is picked up, on the humming air-conditioning, on the ventilator of the ceiling light, ready to decapitate…as many elements which allow one to think that this motel room will soon be the theatre of a terrible drama which will stay with the audience long after the credits roll.
The cast gives an excellent performance and Bug could stand out as one of the most successful of Friedkin’s films.