Saturday, October 9, 2010
Halloween Countdown: Day 9 - Locusts
What's Halloween without one Nature-Run-Amok flick? Locusts was an ABC Movie of the Week that aired on this day in 1974. I actually saw it when I was a kid, but have only the vaguest recollections of it. I remember the actual locust attack and I remember that our local station used a clip from that scene in their Afternoon Movie advertisement... I'm also pretty sure I remember a young Ron Howard on a bus. And that's about it folks. Turns out Locusts has a stellar cast, Howard co-stars with the great Ben Johnson and the even greater Katherine Helmond. Ron's awesome father Rance also has a part in Locusts. Apparently the movie is a mixture of family drama and crazy bug attacks. Wow, it sounds incredible! I would definitely love to re-visit it! I am pretty sure it was recently streaming on Hulu, but it looks like it's no longer available. Leave it up to me to miss the good stuff.