Beginning of the End (film)

1957 US science fiction film directed by Bert I. Gordon

Beginning of the End is a 1957 film about mutated grasshoppers that attack Chicago.

Directed by Bert I. Gordon. Written by Fred Freiberger.
New thrills! New shocks! New terror!  (taglines)

OtherEdit

  • Col. Tom Sturgeon: Where do I get off asking the Regular Army for help with a bunch of oversize grasshoppers?
  • Gen. John T. Short: Dr. Wainright, you're a scientist, you know what grasshoppers can do. I'm a soldier, I know what guns can do.
  • Dr. Ed Wainwright: You can't drop an atom bomb on Chicago!

TaglinesEdit

  • New thrills! New shocks! New terror!
  • Filmed in New Horrorscope!
  • So Big...we had to coin a new word for it...NEWMENDOUS!
  • The screen's first full-length science-fiction thriller with real live creatures!

AboutEdit

  • When we needed grasshoppers, I didn’t want to use the ones we had in California. At that time there had been almost a plague of locusts in Texas and I saw them in the paper. They were perfect….just the kind I wanted. I thought I would contact an entomologist there and have him ship me a bunch. But the state of California said no, you can’t bring them into the state. They were afraid they would mate and create another plague.

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