Did you ever watch William Cain’s iconic blaxploitation-horror film, Blacula, and think, “this would be so much better if someone replaced all the black with insects?” Of course you didn’t, because you’re sane. But that apparently didn’t matter to Mike Peterson, director, writer, and editor of Insectula.
What could a film that combines “Dracula” with “insect” possibly be about. Well…
A giant alien mosquito is drawn to earth due to rising CO2 levels in search of blood. Del, a government agent, loses loved ones to the creature and is on a personal vendetta while scientist Dr. Kempler is captivated by it and attempts to help the creature “cleanse” the earth. The scientist’s beautiful lab assistant Brittany is caught in the middle.
There you have it. The film’s official website describes it as “a hilarious throwback to the creature feature movies of the pre-slasher era…a nod to movies such as Them!, Tarantula!, The Deadly Mantis, and others.” The trailer (an exclusive from TwitchFilm) certainly evokes movie previews of the past, complete with film grain and a narrator who sums up the plot as dramatically as possible.
Insectula is currently available for purchase online.