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|Directed by||Tony Randel|
|Produced by||Jack F. Murphy|
|Written by||Brent V. Friedman|
|Music by||Daniel Licht|
Christopher L. Stone
|Edited by||Leslie Rosenthal|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures Home Video|
|May 25, 1994|
Drug dealer Jarvis Tanner (Clint Howard) uses steroids to enhance marijuana plants. Run-off from his operation has mutated the local ticks. Tyler Burns (Seth Green) is sent to join an inner-city wilderness project in an attempt to conquer his fear of the woods, led by Holly Lambert (Rosalind Allen) and Charles Danson (Peter Scolari). Tyler meets his fellow campers Darrel “Panic” Lumley (Alphonso Ribeiro), Charles’ daughter Melissa (Virginya Keeyne), Dee Dee Davenport (Ami Dolenz), Rome Hernandez (Ray Oriel), and Kelly Mishimoto (Sina Dayrit).
They stop at a store to get supplies. While there, Melissa is confronted by Sir (Michael Medeiros) and Jerry (Barry Lynch), two locals. Jerry harasses Melissa, but is told to leave her alone by Sir. Jarvis’ hamster is killed by a tick. When Jarvis investigates, he is attacked by a tick before stepping into a bear trap and has several tick eggs drop on him.
The group arrives at camp. While in their cabin, Tyler, Panic, and Rome discover a tick egg, which Tyler destroys. While taking a hike, Melissa is attacked by a tick which Tyler fends off. When Ryler and Melissa inform Charles, he dismisses them. Panic’s dog Brutus is attacked and killed by another tick. Upset, Panic leaves camp. Tyler takes Brutus’s body to a veterinarian, who discovers a tick inside Brutus. The tick, still alive, runs around the room until the veterinarian kills it.
Panic, while walking in the woods, is attacked by a tick. He pulls most of it off, but its head burrows inside him. While fishing, Kelly and Mellissa discover Sheriff Parker’s (Rance Howard) corpse. Didi finds Jarvis, who has amputated his legs and had ticks burrow inside him. Jarvis is caught in another bear trap and his face explodes, causing a tick to latch on to Didi, but Tyler kills it. Panic stumbles onto Sir and Jerry’s marijuana farm, and Sir shoots Panic, but accidentally causes a propane tank to explode, causing a forest fire.
The group takes shelter from the raging fire in the cabin. Charles lets Sir and Jerry in, but a wounded Panic arrives and tells the group that Sir shot him before dying. Sir shoots Charles while Jerry attempts to take the van. A tick kills Jerry, who crashes the car into the cabin, injuring Sir. A large tick emerges from Panic’s corpse and mauls Sir. Tyler drives the van outside the window, but the large tick attacks Rome. Tyler lights it on fire, killing it, and the survivors drive back into civilization. At a junkyard, a pulsating tick egg falls from underneath the van.
- Peter Scolari as Charles Danson
- Rosalind Allen as Holly Lambert
- Ami Dolenz as Dee Dee Davenport
- Seth Green as Tyler Burns
- Clint Howard as Jarvis Tanner
- Rance Howard as Sheriff Parker
- Alfonso Ribeiro as Darrel "Panic" Lumley
- Barry Lynch as Sir
- Michael Medeiros as Jerry
- Judy Jean Berns as Dr. Kate
- Dina Dayrit as Kelly Mishimoto
- Virginya Keehne as Melissa Danson
- Timothy Landfield as Mr. Burns
- Ray Oriel as Rome Hernandez
- J.D. Stone as Young Tyler
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