William Friedkin · 2006
102min · DCP
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Agnes (Ashley Judd), a lonely waitress with a tragic past, rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter (Michael Shannon), an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again—until the first bugs arrive... Probing the blurry lines between paranoia and nightmarish reality, BUG is an intense, mind-bending psychological thriller in which nothing is quite as it seems. Directed by William Friedkin and adapted by Tracy Letts from his hit off-Broadway play.

Part of our annual horror series All Monsters Attack!

Bug begins as an ominous rumble of unease, and builds to a shriek… [it’s] lean, direct, unrelenting… for Friedkin, the film is a return to form… it feels like a young man’s picture, filled with edge and energy.” Roger Ebert