Larva (2005)

2005 | R | Horror, Sci-Fi

User Score: 57/100


In Host, Missouri, the newcomer Dr. of Veterinary Science Eli Rudkus is called by the farmer Jacob Long to exam one of his cows...

Larva (Tim Cox, 2005)

Another run-of-the-mill Sci-Fi Channel Original Movie that’s good for a few laughs, but otherwise not really worth your time. I mean, think about it: if the Sci-Fi Channel picked it up…

Plot: Eli (Mammoth’s Vincent Ventresca) is the new vet in the small farming town of Host, which is a company town for a large corporation, Host Tender Meats, run by a chap named Fletcher Odermatt (David Selby from TV’s Falcon Crest). As always, there’s one bad apple in the bunch, and in this case, his name is Jacob (William Forsythe, recently of Rob Zombie‘s Halloween remake). Jacob isn’t willing to buy the party line, and he’s willing to trust the new vet before he’s okayed by the company. Jacob’s got a few sick cows, and he calls Eli in to look at them. When Jacob finds parasites in the samples, he unleashes threats of legal action from Host Tender Meats’ lawyer (former supermodel Rachel Hunter), but that’s just the beginning of the problem…

It’s a stock plot, it’s a stock movie. There’s nothing surprising whatsoever. Even the cheap scares come at the exact times you expect them. Which probably wouldn’t be horrible if there was some other aspect of the flick that rose above the mundane—the acting, script quality, etc.—but there’s nothing. It’s a perfectly quotidian attempt at filmmaking, and in that respect, it succeeds. **

About Larva (2005)

Title: Larva
Year: 2005
Starring: William Forsythe, Robert Miano, John Wilson, Vincent Ventresca, Sarah Ann Schultz, Mercedes Peterson, Kyle Dick, Brandi Prine, Carolyn Woodworth, Johnathon Prine, George Cron, Rachel Hunter, Aimée Flaherty, David Selby, Nicholas J. Coleman, James Daris, John Dickson, James Sheldon, Nathan Grant, Zachary Stevens, Curtis Harley, Amanda Ianelli, Derek Mitchell, Jessica Summers, Terry Mitchell, Holly McWilliams, Jennifer Lyn Quackenbush, Sean Kissner, Phillip Secca, David E. Ornston
Director: Tim Cox
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.85/5 stars from 7 users. Votes: 7.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R

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