I’ll be damn if I didn’t recognize Corin Nemec in “Dragon Wasps”, the latest Syfy Channel movie of the week waiting to be announced. He sure has come a long way from “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose”, and for a moment there his career got something of a resurgence when he joined (albeit briefly) the cast of “Stargate: SG1. Nowadays, Nemec spends his time doing low-budget creature movies like “Dragon Wasps”. Hey, those mortgage bills don’t pay themselves, you know.
So what’s “Dragon Wasps” all about? Wasps that grow up to be fire-breathing dragon-ish creatures, I would imagine based on the plot synopsis and trailer below.
When her father mysteriously disappears on an expedition, beautiful entomologist Gina Humphries and her fiery assistant, Rhonda, set out to search the rain forests of Belize. Due to numerous robberies and assaults in the jungle, they are escorted by heavily-armed soldiers. Guerillas, lead by the infamous Jaguar, ambush the convoy and incite a bloody shootout. Just when things can’t get worse, a horde of murderous Dragon Wasps, massive flying bugs that shoot flame from their abdomens, swarms the soldiers. Now the military must defeat Jaguar’s bandits and survive the fearsome insect onslaught as they venture inside the Dragon Wasps’ hive.
Starring Corin Nemec, Dominika Juillet, Benjamin Easterday, and Nikollete Noel. Joe Knee directs.
Fans of giant wasps movies can get their fill of the buggers on VOD now, with the DVD set for April 9, 2103.