Top 5 Killer Scorpion Movies

Scropion

What do you get if you put scorpions in Hollywood? Giant mutant bug flicks relaying tales of unrenowned horror! In real life, scorpions are scary enough as it is, but when you blow them up to six-feet or more on the big screen and add the killer element… well, you’ll be having nightmares for weeks to come! OK, maybe not, but you’ll certainly have an entertaining way to waste a couple hours. Below is the top 5 killer scorpion flicks that you must watch if you enjoy giant mutant bug movies.

1. The Black Scorpion (1957)

Cover of "The Black Scorpion" 

The Black Scorpion is the film that started it all – at least as far as movies featuring gigantic killer scorpions go. The plot for this movie is fairly basic, like all giant mutant bug flicks from its era – volcanic activity unleashes giant scorpions from the earth, who set out on a killing spree along the countryside, making their way toward Mexico City. Mass panic ensues, of course.The special effects in this film were probably considered high-quality at the time, but by today’s standards they look pretty ridiculous. Instead of making you wet yourself with fear, close-ups of the scorpion’s face make you wet yourself with laughter. Still, this is a must-see, especially if you’re a fan of B-flicks, especially those of the giant mutant bug era.

2. Stinger (2005)

 

When the USS Newark – a government submarine carrying top-secret military cargo – suddenly reemerges after being missing at sea for two months, the government sends in a salvage team to recover the precious cargo. What they find is a scene of carnage – and a sub full of killer, mutant scorpions.

3. Deadly Stingers (2003)

Deadly Stingers Movie 

In this independent flick from 2003, a group of convicts living in a half-way house are ambushed by six-foot tall killer scorpions on a rampage. This movie is both a horror and a comedy which pays homage to the popular giant mutant bug flicks of the 1950s.

4. Tail Sting (2001)

Tail Sting Movie 

What do you get when you combine genetically altered scorpions and passengers on an airplane? Tail Sting. In this movie –which follows the trend of deadly creatures being turned loose on a plane – mutant scorpions break out from the cargo hold of a plane, quickly growing in size and killing passengers in mid-air. Massive panic and a lot of impaling ensues.

5. Scorpius Gigantus (2006)

 Scorpion Gigantus Movie

Done in the tradition of Starship Troopers, this flick has all the elements of a B-flick – unknown actors, bad CG animation, and most importantly, ginormous killer scorpions. In this universe, a geneticist is hell-bent on making a name for herself by harvesting disease-fighting antibodies from enlarged scorpions… too bad the scorpions escape and start killing everybody. This movie is fairly violent, so beware if you don’t like gore.

Scorpions are truly frightening, even when you don’t blow them up into imaginary carnivorous monsters. If you have a scorpion problem near your home, don’t hesitate to call a pest control professional – you don’t want those scorpions getting out of hand, do you?

About the author: Chris is a blogger for a New Jersey pest control company. He used to enjoy horror flicks, including cheesy B films, when he was young but no longer has a stomach for them.

 

Published by Thomas Ballantyne

Debatable Top 25 Comic Book Movies

Okay… I like Spiderman and all, but did it really out rank Ironman? I mean, I even have a biased to the spider since I am a pest control guy and all, but Iron Man nailed it! … But putting them in a real order wouldn’t leave much to debate here. And at least now I have a couple of rentals to consider since I haven’t seen several of your top 25. Cowabunga!

http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/05/10/best-comic-book-movies/

Here is their list:

25. ‘Shogun Assassin’ (1980)
24. ‘A History of Violence’ (2005)
23. ’300′ (2007)
22. ‘Road to Perdition’ (2002)
21. ‘Hellboy’ (2004)
20. ‘X-Men’ (2000)
19. ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ (2010)
18. ‘Persepolis’ (2007)
17. ‘Sin City’ (2005)
16. ‘X2′ (2003)
15. ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (1995)
14. ‘Iron Man’ (2008)
13. ‘Lupin the 3rd: Castle of Cagliostro’ (1979)
12. ‘Spider-Man’ (2002)
11. ‘The Rocketeer’ (1991)
10. ‘Superman’ (1978)
9. ‘American Splendor’ (2003)
8. ‘Men in Black’ (1997)
7. ‘Batman’ (1989)
6. ‘Spider-Man II’ (2004)
5. ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ (1990)
4. ‘Ghost World’ (2001)
3. ‘Akira’ (1988)
2. ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008)
1. ‘Blade’ (1998)

Well, where to begin with this list. Let’s just start with #1… SERIOUSLY? Sure the logic is sound, but I doubt that the general public would even place Blade in their top 10 list let alone #1. And I am surprised that 2 sequels beat out the originals (Spiderman II, and Dark Knight). In fact, Batman Begins didn’t even make their top 25. It only made mention to why Blade was number one. Which may not be all that honorable of a mention considering that they mentioned Daredevil in sync, which also didn’t make the list. If they were dipping into the top 25 as legendary status they also missed Tales from the Crypt, an EC comic book. And then you have to think about Dick Tracy being skipped over for a couple of less known animations films. Which is especially insulting when they didn’t add in any of Marvel’s full length Comic Book Animations. “Batman: Under the Red Hood” was an amazing movie. But I can see why you wouldn’t want to add another Batman to the list.

I must think that there is some criteria that is not being explained in the author’s selection. Some unwritten rule about it having to be a Comic Book prior to being a movie, which is understandable. I mean the Stars Wars and Indiana Jones movies made the comic books. But this doesn’t explain why Transformers was left off the list. Granted it was a Toy prior to it’s TV and Comic Book debut. But none the less, Transformers was a comic book at the same time it was a TV series, so without proper exclusion from the list for being a toy first, Transformers should have made the top 25. The author also included “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” which was graphic NOVEL, not a comic book.

Disclaimer: I am not a certified comic book specialist. So don’t mind me, just a Phoenix pest control guy doing my pest controlling.