Larva (2005) Movie Review

Larva (2005)

2005 | R | Horror, Sci-Fi
96 minutes /

User Score: 57/100

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Larva Review


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
Runtime: 96 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.85/5 stars from 7 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 7
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: William Forsythe, Robert Miano, John Wilson, 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, Sarah Spiegel, Erron Jay, Mike Strain Jr., Sarah Ann Schultz, Mercedes Peterson, Kyle Dick, Brandi Prine, Carolyn Woodworth, Johnathon Prine, Vincent Ventresca, George Cron, Rachel Hunter
Writers: Kenneth M. Badish, Boaz Davidson, David Goodin, Kevin Moore, J. Paul V. Robert, T.M. Van Ostrand
Director: Tim Cox, Abram Cox

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