With that in mind, when I first started on this routine I started off with the more typical action movies that were popular with boys my age back in the early 90s, but I will admit that as I grew up, and continued to go to the movies fairly regularly, I also found that with my regular sojourns to the Theaters, that those experiences tended to help hone my interest in Horror and Science Fiction movies as well!
The reason that I mention this is there was one particular movie that I found of particular enjoyment but was also kind of odd (which I will get in to toward the end of this review), but that movie of course being Mimic (1997).
Written by: Matthew Robbins (Dragonslayer) & Directed by: Guillermo de Toro (Hellboy). Starring: Mira Sorvino (The Replacement Killers), Jeremy Northam (The Tudors), Alexander Goodwin (Nobody’s Fool), Giancarlo Giannini (Casino Royale), Charles S. Dutton (Alien 3), Josh Brolin (The Goonies) & Alix Koromzy (The Haunting).
Now this was a truly fascinating tale, you see in this story, New York had been hit by a sort of plague that seems to be only affecting the children of the city, but is being brought on them by cockroach’s…
During this time nobody seems to know what to do to cure this disease, and if something doesn’t occur to resolve this, then an entire generation of New York Children could end up being lost… This is when the CDC decide to try something unique, and they call in Dr. Susan Tyler (Sorvino) to handle it!
You see, Dr. Tyler is an Entomologist, and has created a new species of bug that is supposed to wipe out the cockroaches and then die after one generation…
Now a few years later, and the city of New York is virus free and everything seems to be fine… That is until one night when 2 profiteering kids end up discovering a weird looking giant size bug that they are hoping with be their ticket to fame and fortune.
Well as it turns out, this weird new species appears to be a much more evolved version of the, ‘Judas Breed’… (The species of bug that Dr. Tyler had used to kill off the virus that killed off the roaches that were carrying the virus that was killing the kids in New York.)
And when these 2 profiteering kids bring the bug to Doctor Tyler, she and her husband, Doctor Peter Mann (Northam) will begin an investigation that will lead them in a direction that they never thought possible, and will lead them in a direction that will pit them and small group of humans in a battle with a highly evolved species of bug that was supposed to save the human race… No evolve beyond it!
I mentioned above that this movie was kind of odd… Well at the time I didn’t know this was going to be more common… (Most actors and actresses up to this point who had been involved with horror movies and had become the A Listers of the 90s were still mostly unknown to me.) But this movie was the first clear cut example of A listers of the 90s doing horror movies, I mean besides those that I mentioned above, another A lister that was in this movie was also F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus)!
In the end, this movie was just an awesome good time, and very indicative of, ‘Horror/Sci-Fi’ of the 90s… And if you haven’t seen it yet, then you might like it! I know this is one of my favorite movies of its type from the 90s!