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Ticks [Blu-ray]

4.3 out of 5 stars 76 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Big steroid-mutated bugs attack troubled teens and their guides in the woods.

Product Details

  • Actors: Rosalind Allen, Ami Dolenz, Seth Green, Peter Scolari, Clint Howard
  • Directors: Tony Randel
  • Writers: Brent V. Friedman
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Widescreen, Anamorphic, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Olive Films
  • DVD Release Date: January 22, 2013
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00A1AU77A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,095 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Stephanie Wilson on June 27, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
This is a classic! A must see, especially if you're fed up with all the glossed-over high-tech films out there today, who think they're so cool just because they have things like "computer animation" and "acting". For entertainment value, this movie is right up there with Pirrana and R.O.T.O.R! That's a compliment, by the way. It is a great B-movie packed with stars: Seth Green, that guy from Fresh Prince of Bell Air, and Clint Howard, brother of director Ron Howard, who delivers an Oscar-calibre performance with "Dude, you all messed up!" My favorite part was when the giant tick egg sack was attached to the girl's back and Seth Green ingeniously saves her by (after much suspense) hitting it with a stick.
Of course, the best scene in the movie is when one of the giant ticks is set loose in a vet's office and after they try valiantly but unsuccessfully to capture it with a fishtank net, the vet stomps on it, and the tick explodes into HIGHLY realistic white mush. As I said before, when in doubt...
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Because I wrote Ticks, I can't speak impartially about the movie itself -- the writing, directing, acting, effects, etc. But I will say this: I saw the film years ago, on the big screen, at the premiere in Los Angeles. This blu-ray version looks THAT good. So if you are already a fan of the film, this new edition is worth a look.
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Format: VHS Tape
TICKS is a creepy crawly extravaganza with amazingly good creature effects for an obvious low budget movie. The plot's fairly simple: a marijuana farmer, played with devilish glee by Clint Howard, is using herbal steroids to increase his marijuana output. Some of the steroidal juice however manages to infest a tick larva and soon all the ticks are growing bigger and bigger, nastier and nastier. Enter a group of troubled teens, led by Rosalind Allen and Peter Scolari, who are off for a camping adventure right near the infested area. Soon the ticks are running around chomping on everyone.
For a run of the mill horror movie, this one is above average in its fright scale and in its effects. I expected something much worse and was pleasantly, if not creepily, surprised!!!!
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Format: VHS Tape
My friends and I love to rent the movies with the worst summary on the back of the cover. Ticks made the cut one weekend and that evening it stole our hearts. The character named 'Panic' (Carlton from Fresh Prince) was great. I believed his intro went like this, "They call me Panic...cause I never do." 'Panic' spent the entire movie doing just that- more like he ran away from everything like a little girl. The acting ... but at the same time it was brilliant. The best part of this movie was the ending. Watch for Seth Green to make an awesome jump/fall onto a van and then suddenly drive away cool as can be. Don't watch this by yourself. Get some friends and drinks and get ready to laugh your...off.
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Format: DVD
WOW! This R2 dvd has gone up in price! I'm glad I got my copy when it first came out. I was able to find mine on ebay. 'TICKS' pays homage to all those 50's killer bug flicks by showing us a giant surprise! The only thing different from this one is that its just GROSSER!!! Its a great 90's horror film that needs a anniversary edition, badly! Don't undestand why this doesn't have an all-regions dvd release yet??? Those of you who are fans and want to see a truly gross-out bug flick and you haven't seen 'TICKS', than I suggest you buy this either on vhs (if you still have a vhs player), or do what I did, go on ebay to find the R2 dvd. Honestly, its one of the best killer bug flicks I've seen, but I wouldn't pay the asking price for what these sellers are wanting. Great good on the special effects! These ticks look nasty real!

This is one horror flick that gets under your skin! hehe. -j/k
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I've been waiting decades to have a copy of this movie so I can watch it anytime I want.

Having once lived in an area where ticks were commonplace, I could appreciate the horror aspect of having one or more of the little critters clinging to your body. Having them dug into you when they're the size of a fist is just plain crazy. This is a worse fear realized!

The plot isn't all that complicated nor does it waste any time trying to develop into anything more than a group of people in the woods as a tick infestation is on the rise. Ticks on steroids, as a matter of fact, being the brainstorm of a marijuana grower (Clint Howard). Soon the ticks are running riot, attaching themselves to anything that moves. It's surprising how well crafted these killer insects are and just how effectively they are utilized throughout the movie. It more than makes up for the lacking as far as some of the actors are concerned. To suggest that some of them are a bit extreme in the overdevelopment of their characters is to diminish the truly spectacular lengths they've gone to as first class hams. I don't have to name names they're obvious. The best performance though, belongs to Seth Green as a former "tree hugger" trying to overcome his past. But the real stars, of course, are the ticks. My favorite scene involves a tick on the loose with a hypodermic needle stuck in its back.

A great balance of comedy and horror.
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