Year: 1993
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Writer: Guillermo Del Toro
Cast: Ron Perlman
What Jaws is to Spielberg, THX1138 is to Lucas and Dr Stranglove is to Kubrick; the films that heralded the arrival of an important new filmmaker to the world.

Unlike any of those movies, Del Toro's calling card is completely uninteresting pap about an artefact that contains a beetle which gives it's owner eternal life, except that they have to drink blood.

A lot more could have been done with it; the horror was never explored, the characters were indistinct, and the whole thing was boring.

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