I went to see Bug this afternoon. Let me start with telling you all I am a huge horror movie fan. If I have the choice to watch ay type of movie I always choose horror movies. It doesn’t matter if I am in a group of friends or alone they are my favorite. I tend not to be overly critical of horror movie because they are generally made on a smaller budget and are kind of in their own category for me. This movie wasn’t what I expected; it wasn’t scary per se, more odd.
It starts with Ashley Judd, Agnes, who looks almost like she isn’t wearing makeup and hasn’t washed her face in about month. Her life is in an obviously said state shown by her downtrodden appearance and diet of alcohol and drugs. Some one is making phone calls to her and no one is ever there. Then they show her at work as a waitress in a bar with her only friend who decides to set her up with this guy, Peter. Peter is a strange fellow from the start. He doesn’t talk much, just kind of hovers a lot. Then Agnes’s crazy ex-boyfriend, Harry Connick Jr, comes into play. Apparently, he was released from jail after trying to kill her (they never actually say why he tried to kill her). She is very frightened of him, naturally, so she invites weird Peter to stay with her since he has nowhere to stay.
Peter gets Agnes to tell him about what happened to her child. This seems to build a weird bond between the two of them. They have sex and he wakes up saying a bug bit him. They both search the bed and find a microscopic bug that I think Agnes only pretended to see so she could go back asleep. So begins the journey into a very strange world of paranoia, delusions, conspiracy, and lots of blood. Parts are gruesome but for the most part, it is psychological, watching two people feed off their own fears and each other’s fears until there is simply no turning back.
I haven’t actually decided if the movie is so original that I might actually like it a little bit or if the best part of the movie was the previews, (there was a very cool preview for Rob Zombie’s remake of Halloween, my favorite horror movie of all time). I know I didn’t hate it, but I am also fairly certain I would never want to watch it again. Several people said on the way out of the theater it was the worst movie ever. I don’t agree with that, but I also wouldn’t recommend anyone rush out to watch it either.