At the beginning of the millennium, a great fear gripped our nation. That fear, of course, was a giant bug-monster ripping our flesh to shreds, and possibly breaking our computers or something. Many of us still have not overcome the feelings of terror that filled us in 1999, clutching our Game Boy Colors in fright and wondering what will happen to us all.
The Millennium Bug seeks to address the pain and anxiety we all felt that year with a touching, subtle piece about the uncertainty of the times. Just read this tear-jerking synopsis:
It’s December 31st, 1999, and the world anxiously awaits the year 2000. Hoping to escape the Y2K computer glitch known as the “millennium bug”, Byron Haskin takes his new wife and teenage daughter camping in the isolated Sierra Diablos mountains. But madness finds them in the form of the Crawford clan, a family of in-bred hillbillies who abduct the Haskins in order to refresh their stagnant gene pool. As the Haskins fight for their lives, death and bloody carnage ensue, but neither they nor the Crawfords are aware of the monstrous horror hibernating beneath the forest floor. Unseen for 1,000 years, this millennium bug is hungry… and December 31st just happens to be its birthday.
I don’t know about you, but that trailer filled me with raw emotion. Too soon, man. Too soon.[via io9]