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Director: Tony Randel

Cast: Rosalind Allen, Ami Dolenz, Seth Green


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Oversized mutant ticks start terrorizing a nearby campground and eating its campers.

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Olive Films

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Performance Credits
Rosalind Allen Holly Lambert
Ami Dolenz Dee Dee Davenport
Seth Green Tyler Burns
Virginya Keehne Actor
Ray Oriel Rome Hernandez
Alfonso Ribeiro Darrel "Panic" Lumley
Peter Scolari Charles Danson
Michael Medeiros Jerry
Barry Lynch Sir
Clint Howard Jarvis Tanner
Rance Howard Sheriff Parker
Timothy Landfield Mr. Burns
J.D. Stone Young Tyler

Technical Credits
Tony Randel Director
Doug Beswick Special Effects
Brent V. Friedman Screenwriter
Steve Grass Cinematographer
Daniel Licht Score Composer
Jack F. Murphy Producer
Leslie Rosenthal Editor
Gary Schmoeller Producer
Christopher L. Stone Score Composer
Tony Tremblay Production Designer
Brian Yuzna Executive Producer

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Audio Commentary - Director Tony Randel And Co-Star Clint Howard


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Ticks 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Words can't describe how silly this movie is, but I'll try because the blurb up there doesn't do it justice. Seth Green (BtVS) plays Tyler, a kid with phobias who is sent on a wilderness retreat with a bunch of other early 90's stereotypes to overcome their emotional issues. Peter Scolari (Bosom Buddies) plays the shrink overseeing the trip, and he brings along his daughter (Virginia Keehne) and girlfriend (Rosalind Allen) because group therapy with reluctant teens is the perfect opportunity for romance and family bonding. Rounding out the group are Ami Dolenz as the ditzy cupcake, Ray Oriel as the hunky doofus, Alfonso Ribeiro trying to undermine his typecasting, and Dina Dayrit as the weird chick. Tyler quickly bonds with the therapist's daughter Melissa, but it doesn't help his believability any when the ticks show up, and they do, hilariously. Honestly Dr. Danson has to be the least observant shrink of all time, because when a pair of locals come around to ask questions and make skeevy jokes, he has no clue they're up to no good. These two skeezeballs are running a pot farm and they're using plant steroids to make their weed grow faster. The steroids affect the local wood ticks, which is how monster ticks start bursting out of gooey egg sacs and attacking large mammals. Oh my goodness, the ticks. They are practical effects and they have a pitter-pat sound effect that is so loud you wonder how in the world they're sneaking up on people. In some scenes their legs are animated, but in a few they are pulled on a wire and the sound effect becomes especially hilarious. All sorts of sounds effects are hilarious in this. You've got ticks squealing like pigs, flaming brooms that make a whip cracking sound, one surprise near the end that snarls like a Doberman, and some of the actors' screams were clearly overdubbed in post by someone who was not that original actor. Also, I think the synth performer who scored Leprechaun may have also worked on this movie. But the highlight of the film has got to be Clint Howard. Just, every scene he's in. Watch it if you like bad movies. This is an unsung gem.