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« on: February 14, 2009, 04:40:13 PM »

I remember watching a film (maybe even a TV show/short) years ago on Channel 4, where two guys are at a bar talking, then all of a sudden they transform into bugs (like a praying mantis). I think it was some sort of hallucination/dream sequence, like in Altered States with a anti-drug type message conveyed. It must have been late 80's, early 90's. Any help on this one would be much appreciated, as it's been "bugging" me for over 10 years, an just popped back into my head now...  Smile
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2009, 06:12:29 PM »

Could it be this movie perhaps?

http://www.badmovies.org/othermovies/nakedlunch/

I haven't seen it in years so I'm not 100% on it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009, 06:19:25 PM »

Thanks Ash, but that's not it  Bluesad
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009, 06:26:51 PM »

Was it "Meet The Applegates" ?
That was on late night Channel 4 all the time years ago.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100129/

It's about giant bugs working undercover.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2009, 06:32:12 PM »

Was it "Meet The Applegates" ?
That was on late night Channel 4 all the time years ago.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100129/

It's about giant bugs working undercover.


Thanks man, but that's not it either. I do remember that show, but they were cockroaches if I recall. These two dudes at the bar definately looked like praying mantis, I think it then cut to some image involving cigarettes??  Question
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2009, 06:33:28 PM »

Was it "Meet The Applegates" ?
That was on late night Channel 4 all the time years ago.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100129/

It's about giant bugs working undercover.


Thanks man, but that's not it either. I do remember that show, but they were cockroaches if I recall. These two dudes at the bar definately looked like praying mantis, I think it then cut to some image involving cigarettes??  Question


They were Mantises, it was their dog that was a cockroach.
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2009, 08:09:41 AM »

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas maybe ? There is a scene there when Johnny Depp is high as hell and start seeing weird creatures in the bar.
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2009, 09:27:56 AM »

"Jacob's Ladder" also has some weird scenes when Tim Robbins hallucinates.  Haven't seen it in years, but I remember at least one of the scenes happens in a bar or dance club.
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2009, 09:56:05 AM »

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas maybe ? There is a scene there when Johnny Depp is high as hell and start seeing weird creatures in the bar.


I think those were lizards. Lizards are the usual hallucinations when you mix acid and alcohol in a lounge. Mixing alcohol and cigarettes in a bar makes mantises.


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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2009, 12:21:07 PM »

Yeah that's right it was lizards my bad. Just thought of that movie when i saw what he wrought.
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2009, 12:22:13 PM »

Nope, not meet the applegates. It's not Jacob's Ladder, I have it on DVD. It's well before Fear & Lothing......

Thanks for the suggestions tho' guys.  Smile

I think it was definately between 89-93.
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2009, 12:30:18 PM »

I think it was definately between 89-93.

That would be a perfect period for an episode of the "Monsters" TV show.  Do you remember how good the quality of the transformation scene was?
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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2009, 12:35:20 PM »

I think it was definately between 89-93.

That would be a perfect period for an episode of the "Monsters" TV show.  Do you remember how good the quality of the transformation scene was?

Ahh, that's the thing. It was like a close up of microscopic cells at first, then a cut back to the bar, a puff of smoke and the two guys had become praying mantis.
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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2009, 03:21:15 PM »

The series "Monsters' was shown as late night 'Filler' on Channel 5 in the U.K from around 1997-2003. Perhaps it was shown in your 'Grenada' region of ITV sometime closer to it's original recording date. That said, Channel 4 does seem to show a lot of strange shorts and always has.
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