Bite star Elma Begovic and director Chad Archibald discuss the new movie, Bite.

After a bachelorette party, an infected bug bite causes Casey (Begovic) to exhibit insect-like symptoms a la Gregor Samsor in Metamorphosis but with a twist.

According to IMDb, “Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others…”

There was a sold out screening in Montreal (Fantasia Fest) where barf bags were handed out and two people reportedly fainted.

Elma talks about moving to Toronto and the unconventional way she scored the lead role in this horror flick and what inspired her role’s ticks (physical ones, not the bugs) .

Director Chad Archibald’s fiancé’s sister returned from a Guatemalan trip and was overcome with random bug bites. And we learn that this spurred the film’s genesis. We also chat about how the icky effects for Bite were created.

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