The Movie Waffler

A very nice interview with Director Mike Peterson via The Movie Waffler.

Horror Society

Very good review from Horror Society you should check out!

The Movie Waffler

A very nice review you should take a look at:

"What separates Insectula! from the cynical likes of a Sharknado is its absolute sincerity, an eagerness to delight and not patronise its audience. Writer/director Michael Peterson is genre savvy, yet also, it would seem, genre smitten."


Insectula! (Insekuchura) will be included in the G-fest XXI (Godzilla) lineup this July! They are showing great Godzilla movies as well as some of my favorites "Them!" and "The Deadly Mantis". We will be the Midnight Movie on Sat, July 11th, (at midnight of course) and I have a feeling we belong there! If you can make it, it is in Rosemont, IL. A celebration of Kaiju - and Insekuchura will be among friends!

Lobby Cards

Good news for the Indiegogo funders, I completed the lobby cards and am printing them tomorrow!

Another nice review

Here is a very nice review in French: 
Use translator unless you happen to be a Francophile!

Someone found out we have Girls in Insectula!

Yep. It was eventually going to get out. We tried to keep it under wraps as long as we could but I knew it was just a matter of time. We have stunning girls in Insectula! Now stunning my not be the right word, you will have to find your own adjective, but the only way to judge for yourself is to watch it. This site found two of them (and what a two!), but there are more...

Funny podcast!

This is the funniest podcast and it's all about Insectula! It starts off kind of slow but keeps building and gets really hilarious by the end. Set aside some time to listen to the whole thing!
"In the first episode of their bonus show, Movie Night, hosts Dan and Calvin sit down with former Production Assistant Annicia and talk about the Minnesota-made tribute to creature feature movies, Insectula! They walk through the entire movie and along the way try to figure out the true motives for the monster coming to Earth, exactly how old the mad scientist is, what the fixation with piercings is about, among other things!"

Killer HorrorCast Review

Killer Horrorcast from Outerspace saw insectula! and it seems they liked it with a healthy 4.5/5. You can read their review here:

Cut Scenes

I was looking on the web and saw this shot. It was from a part that was cut and I had several cool scenes that were removed as I estimated the film's time incorrectly :(  Anyways you can see some of these scenes ONLY if you get the DVD. Also remember you get the commentary track which might be interesting for some of you to hear.

New Trailer!

So finally after years I sat down and cut a new trailer in a few hours. I should have done this long ago but I had to be in the mood and I can be a bit of a procrastinator at times :(
Well, it's up now and looks pretty good so check it out on the trailer page on the website or go here:

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Chris Hewitt of the Pioneer Press posted a nice article on us that got the front page...

You can read the article HERE

Photos of the Premiere

A friend Mark Bimson took some photos at the Theatres at Mall of America and if you went you might see yourself! Super thanks to Mark and if anyone has other picts there send them to us!


Cape Fear Festival

Insectula! will be in the 2015 Cape Fear Independent Film Festival in Wilminton NC, June 11-14. Mike & Danielle will be there so join us! We will post what day when we have that information.
It's a spider! It's a mosquito! It's "Insectula!"
Posted by: Colin Covert

Where's the mosquito repellant?  Photo: Digital Melies
Where's the mosquito repellant? Photo: Digital Melies
Sometimes things that are deliberately ridiculous are big fun because they’re intentionally silly. Case in point, “Insectula!,” a micro-budget fan fiction film for admirers of B movies from 1950 to yesterday.
By far the most ambitious giant monster from space movie ever shot in White Bear Lake, it makes its Midwest debut at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. tonight at the Theatres at Mall of America. It shows twice nightly Friday through March 19 at 7:30 and 9:55 p.m. with 12:05 a.m. late shows Friday and Saturday.
Viewers who thrill to inside jokes about cult filmmaker Ed Wood’s stinkers, delightfully gross bloodshed, and the sort of moviemaking that puts as many attractive actresses in skimpies as possible will admire this proudly, shamelessly,  gloriously brainless production. It boasts the sort of unlikely plot that made “Sharknado” a cult smash – a man-eating mosquito-spider hybrid from another world splashes into White Bear Lake with a powerful appetite. Fear novelist R.L. Stine called the cut he viewed "a hilariously bad horror movie."
Four years in the making, “Insectula!” began in 2010 as a feature involving more family and friends than Hollywood talent. Mike Peterson, an art school graduate turned computer programmer did the script, direction, camerawork and PC-powered visual effects. His wife Danielle Cezanne, education director of the White Bear Center for the Arts, produced. Their daughter Arielle Cezanne plays the female lead, a wise casting choice, because she is charming. Peterson’s friend Pasquale Pilla plays the hero, an ineffective government agent who investigates after a mysterious life form pulls his lady friend to the bottom of White Bear Lake in many small pieces. When the alien mosquito-spider creature goes on a mad blood sucking rampage against the state capitol, the endangered occupants of downtown St. Paul include the couple’s little dog Kip. It’s 101 minutes of hoots.

US Premiere!

Finally, the US premiere at the Theaters at Mall of America, March 12th, 7:30 PM. There will also be a 10 PM showing that night. After that it will be running March 13-19 7:30 PM, 9:25 PM, 9:55 PM, 11:50 PM, 12:05 AM and 2:00 AM
If you're in Minnesota around those date you HAVE TO COME! You will have a blast!

The Last Details

Finally finishing the last few details!

The music was recorded and Sarah French and Arielle Cezanne were able to
do a little dancing to make sure everyone watches the end credits. 

The DCP is done and Insectula! will be coming soon to a theater near you,
if you live in White Bear Lake. Insectula! will also show in Chicago, IL on
March 21 at The Indie Horror Film Festival.
Insectula! now has German and French subtitles. Once we get the Spanish
translation, Insectula! will be available on the website on DVD and VOD.