Information Exchange => Reader Comments => Topic started by: Dave Sagehorn on January 02, 1999, 02:58:32 PM

Title: Ticks
Post by: Dave Sagehorn on January 02, 1999, 02:58:32 PM
I reviewed this movie at  This movie is messed up. I just thought I'd leave a comment because the director just e-mailed me and said "you must have realy hated this movie". What am I supposed to say to that?/ 'Yes, you suck, and I hate you and all that you stand for even though I've never met you"??? I'm just gonna ignore before I offend him even more.

Title: Ticks
Post by: Kislev on January 23, 1999, 02:55:22 AM
I usually hate B movies, but I love picking on them. And I love watching them try to save the movie by some gratuitues blood, gore,or sex.

This has some fabulous blood and gore. I love the way Jarvis' body is crawling with ticks under his skin.

I also love the way the tick burst through Panic's body.

Blood and gore.

Title: Ticks
Post by: on January 23, 1999, 02:55:22 AM
I'm a pretty reasonable guy, and I'll watch about any movie at least three or four times... but I tempted to say this about "Ticks":  Don't waste your time, especially not your money, on this movie.  

Title: Ticks
Post by: on March 04, 1999, 10:47:06 AM
The guy who plays Oz on Buffy, Seth Green, stars in this.  I couldn't believe that.  It's amazing how folks can go from working on something as 'B' as Ticks, and then move into the big time.  (He also played 'Scott Evil' in Austin Powers.)

Title: Ticks
Post by: on March 26, 1999, 10:58:58 AM
This movie not only stars Seth Green of Buffy and Austin Powers fame.  Panic is also the guy who played Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel Aire.  Anyway, I had no idea that steriods and THC had the similar effect of growing ticks to immense proportions.  Still a good bad movie even though I still wonder how the tick that came out of Panic managed to be bigger than Panic's body.  (did I come out then grow another 2 feet around)?

Title: Ticks
Post by: on May 14, 1999, 07:32:39 AM
This movie is pretty cool(because of the gore and the ticks!).Don`t watch it if you are looking for great actors!

Title: Ticks
Post by: on May 30, 1999, 09:20:28 PM
I think the fact that "Carlton" plays the "gangsta" makes this movie that much funnier.  I sat through the movie just so I could make jokes like, "Hey, Carlton, where's your Tom Jones tapes?"  The best line was when Panic and Tyler are talking at the beginning and he's like "well, I'll just have my dog rip your throat out."  and the dog isn't scary at all, he looks more cute than scary.

Title: Ticks
Post by: Warren H. on September 01, 1999, 01:45:08 PM
I was watching this movie, happily wasting away an afternoon, when all of a sudden, Robert Ginty jumped out!  (he plays sir) No!  Nooooooooo!  Robert Ginty was the Exterminator!  I had Exterminator flashbacks and began convulsing!  I barely got to the STOP button in time.  Robert Ginty is the Devil Spawn!

Title: Ticks
Post by: Paul H. on February 03, 2000, 01:46:50 PM
I love b-movies full of stupid people so this qualifies as something I should like.  However, I HATE, HATE Angst ridden teenagers.  So I'm torn when watching this movie.  I wanted to like it, and it was good in parts, but I HATE, HATE angst ridden teenagers.  And this movie is full of them.  And here is the worst part: They all don't die.  Some of them actually get away to go on and lead somewhat less angst ridden but now mentally scared lives..  They should make a Ticks 2 where I beat them all with a baseball bat.

2 green globs -inspite of the teenagers not really trying to reform their lives at some stupid camp which isn't really trying to reform angst ridden teenages lives.

Title: Ticks
Post by: ADAM K on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
I worked on that movie. I was unemployed at the time and got called in because the set decorator quit, along with lots of other crew members.
If you thought the movie was bad, you should have seen how it was made.
So underfunded it was unbelievable. The craft service truck didnt even have BREAD for the eggs at the morning breakfast.
I think the craft service truck had to be towed to the site because the engine didnt work.
Filming had to be delayed untill they could get plastic pot plants, unbelievably disorganized
The Director was taking all kinds of heat from the crew because he didnt even know how to call out scene and camera directions correctly.
Was I amazed to later see Seth Green in real movies. I remembered his name because that is my brothers name.
Anyway, its one of those movies that is so bad its good.
First and last time I ever got credit for set continuity.
At least when the movie wasnt being shot in a warehouse in the San Fernando Valley they were shooting in Griffith Park which was pleasent

Title: Ticks
Post by: Paul Westbrook on July 12, 2000, 10:12:36 AM
I happened upon Ticks, by accident, and strangely enough, I enjoyed it. As stupid, and mundane, as the film got, I still found enjoyment out of viewing it. The scene, were the gang member Panic became a giant Tick, was an eye roller, and Clint Howard continues to find new ways to disassociate his reputation, from brother Ron(a great director). The acting, was amateurish, but the film, was a time killer. The bad guys had the right idea, to begin with. JUST STEP ON THEM! DUHH!

Title: Ticks
Post by: Kathryn on August 26, 2000, 07:25:07 PM
I watched it when was in 5th grade. My mom said I couldn't watch because it was too scary. I did anyway (with the help of my dad). At that time I was so scared I said I'd never go in the woods again. I watch it last night. I feel like a dork.

Title: Ticks
Post by: weeghostie on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Robert Ginty, the Devil's Spawn???  Well, at least he has the decency to LOOK bored out of his mind...

Title: Ticks
Post by: AlphaWoolf on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This movie is elevated from mere entertainment to classic status by Clint Howard's "I'M INFESTED!" scene.  Right up there with Marlon Brando's "Stella!" or Jimmy Cagney's "Top of the world, Ma!".  Good stuff, with impressive special effects for the obviously low budget.

Title: Ticks
Post by: Jhon on July 02, 2001, 10:42:30 AM
 This movie was great I give it 5 stars. The ticks were cool and the characters were cool. This is one of my favorite movies it is up there with Bleeders Carnosaur Silent Night Deadly Night 4 and Howling 4,5,3

Title: Ticks
Post by: Daniel on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Did ya know Seth Green(Idle Hands, Austin Powers, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer series), the guy who played Carlton Banks from Fresh Prince of Bel Air(love that show even though I'm white), and the guy who played Charles is the same guy from the 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' televison series, are in here? Too bad this movie sucked, though.

Title: Ticks
Post by: Rusty on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Guys, this movie is so badly made, it's the funniest movie I've ever seen!  Did you catch the part, when the girls sweep the ticks near the fireplace in the end, they walk away, and the ticks jump in?  How could Jerry jump that far with a stabbed knee?  (and why was he laughing?)  How did Sir's magnum, (they hold 12 shots max) fire literally about 16 shots?  How did Sir get hit by a van, smashed through a house, and be just fine?  It's a hilarious movie, but you gotta look between the lines! lol

Title: Ticks
Post by: Mad Donna on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Ever wonder what happened to Tap Dance Kid Alfonso Ribiero?  Nah, me neither but here he is playing second fiddle to a bunch of mutated ticks.  Actually he is in good company, Rance Howard (Ron's brother) is doing movies like this while Ron is out winning Oscars; Ami Dolenz (daughter of ex-Monkee Mickey Dolenz) is a spoiled brat kid whom I kept hoping woould die; and Peter Scolari from the TV show "Newhart" is a camp counselor.
Actually you sort of wish the whole cast would die . . .and with the body count in this movie you won't be disappointed.
Rance is using toxic chemicals to grow bigger, stronger marijuana and the runoff mutates ticks into flesh eating monsters.  Now, if Rance had just stuck to moonshine we wouldn't have had a movie.
Good effects, some real skin crawling moments, but it jumps the track when the ticks become giants.  Up to that point it was okay.  Now all those people should go out and get better agents.

Title: Ticks
Post by: MarioG14 on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I still don't see a being stabbed in the knee with a switchblade doesn't affect motion, but then again.... That guy was probably too high to feel it.

Title: Ticks
Post by: Thomas on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Been trying to find this movie on DVD so I can utilize the
zoom feature of my player to 'drool over' every gorgeous
inch of ROME's chiseled physique. Hadn't caught him in any
other flicks but he is one 'pleasin' hunk to feast your eyes on. 'RIPPED TO THE MAX' he posesses beautiful plank-
like abs & a classicly carved upper chest. He's a bit shy
in the biceps dept. but I suppose he's taken care of that
by now. He can cuddle up with me in the comforts of my bed-
room anytime.

Title: Ticks
Post by: Adam A on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I know a guy who was in this movie. He played Sir I beleive, one of those two, can't remember exactly, It's been a while since I've seen it. I would give his name, but I don't think he would forgive me. He's mainly embarrased that he was in it, and even more surprised Thst I saw it (I explained that it was three in the morning and I had insomnia). Strangely enough, I don't think he made any movies after this.

Title: Ticks
Post by: ;D on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I actually enjoyed this movie when I was 12 years old :/ - I just watched it over, and over, and over again - I guess it was coz my mum would never let me watch something like this normally, so I decided to make up for all the "missed-out-on" gore.

I have no-idea if I would still enjoy it, now that I'm 23, but the answer to that would be more than likely YES - simply because I am a sucker for fun childhood memories. :)

Title: Ticks
Post by: Dave on April 22, 2006, 02:38:56 PM
You have to remember, that these kinda movies are made not for awards...but for shock value. I will admit, I liked it. Then again I liked the toxic avenger, hell night, evil dead, a lot of the grade B classics and this should be in any horror movie fans collections.

Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: BixDugan on March 19, 2008, 02:29:23 PM
Wow. I need to see this. Apparently also known as "Infested" BTW...