Director: Guillermo del Toro


Mira Sorvino ...Dr. Susan Tyler

Jeremy Northam ... Dr. Peter Mann
Alexander Goodwin ... Chuy
F. Murray Abraham ... Dr. Gates
Doug Jones ... Long John #2


A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler, creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the 'roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form.

Watch the trailer here (Quicktime)


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One of TyRuben Ellingson's first designs for 'Long John'

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The metamorphosis of 'Long John' into the creature of nightmare ...

Learn more about the wonderful special FX of MIMIC designed by The Creature Shop


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