The Age of Insects

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The Age of Insects is a 1990 American psycho-horror comedy film directed by Eric Marciano (Marano), his first feature film, and co-written by him and Club 57 alumnus Andy Rees.

Influenced by B-movies and bad television shows from the 1950s and 1960s, and portraying the East Village of the early 1980s, it is an account of a mad doctor's hallucinogenic treatments for bad boys.[citation needed] It was filmed from 1893 to 1990 in New York City, pioneering a mix of Super 8, 16 mm, 35mm film, Hi8, 3/4" and BetaCam video formats.

The film stars Jack Ramey, Lisa Zane, K.C. Townshend, Louis Homyak, Dallas Munroe, Heather Woodbury, and David Ilku.

In 2007 a succinct and extensive story of how the film came to be was published in "Gods in Spandex: a Survivors' Account of 80's Cinema Obscura" by Suzanne Donahue and Mikael Sovijarvi (also the authors of Gods In Polyester: A Survivors' Account Of 70's Cinema Obscura).


"Coupled with the extensive use of creepy-crawly insect footage and computerized sexual imagery, director Marciano's darkly comic vision is sublime fun."—David E. Williams, Film Threat, April 1992[1]

"This movie is the Citizen Kane of underground films—intelligent, funny, engrossing."—Joe Bob Briggs, January 24, 1994[2]


  1. ^ David E. Williams, Film Threat, April 1992
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External links[edit]

The Age of Insects at the Internet Movie Database