“The Quick and the Exterminated”

Films: Bug Buster (1998)

Alias: None

Type: Mutant

Location: Forest/Civilized Area/Cave

Height/Weight: Grows to that of an average human.

Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Evil

Summary: Perhaps this time, the exterminators can actually get some work done without mucking everything up. Then again, at least they didn't start this whole mess. Rather, they're going to end it. In their own way of course.

History: In a misguided attempt to boost a small Californian town's crops, the mayor has released an untested substance that works a little too well. It has mutated the local cockroach population into an invasive and lethal breed that infects people and turns them into an all-you-can-eat buffet for the bugs. Of course, at least one of these mutated Blatella has grown into a massive queen residing in a cave. Only the eccentric exterminator General George S. Merlin and his buds have any chance of squishing an insect uprising.

Notable Kills: The leftovers from the Blatella larvae are...not pretty, to say the least.

Final Fate: The queen Blatella is confronted in its lair, and while that place is blown up, the monster is blasted to pieces by a bazooka. However, there appears to be another Blatella queen on the loose...

Powers/Abilities: Aside from fast breeding, any host to the Blatella will be overrun in a matter of hours or even seconds.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-This strain of cockroaches may end up looking like a reject from the Judas Breed, but they are no less dangerous. The larvae are in fact the more terrifying creatures, coming in droves and making you suffer as they eat you from the inside. A shame the queen is in the shadows so many times.

Trivia: -There is an R-rated version of this film that has only been shown on premium cable.

-The exterminator was played by Randy Quaid, a guy with a long acting career, an oftentimes questionable sense of humor, and a whole lot of legal drama that he and his wife got into. We won't go into that, so draw your own conclusions.

Image Gallery

Well, this film's status surely died.

Too late, Quaid. They already started preparing...
How is that even more unsettling

He died as he lived. Benefitting scavengers.
And remember. Bed Bugs are just as disgusting, if not more so.

The face of a mother you just royally angered.
Don't forget 'cringey'.