Creepy, beautifully designed horror yarn about mutant roaches that delivers both artfully eerie atmosphere and some boffo shocks. A polio-like epidemic has New York City in a stranglehold: Children are dying and there's no cure, so the decision is made to get
really tough on the carriers, common cockroaches. Entomologist Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino) engineers the Judas breed, toxic bugs that infiltrate the normal roach population with lethal results. The Judas bugs are all sterile, and have genetically determined, six-month life spans... or so everyone
thinks. Long before the grim Dr. Gates (F. Murray Abraham) calls the Judas bugs "little Frankensteins," the lesson i...