There is nothing to recommend here; as a creature feature (mostly) missing its creature, The Sand is an arduous watch.
While the central concept obviously lends itself to crass humour, the film actually unfolds as a delightfully quirky comedy.
With long takes, reliance on sound and suggestion, and chilling climax, it is one of the better found-footage titles.
Fearless in its idea, but disappointingly lacks the direction and acting needed to pull off its own wacky intellections.
A hoot from beginning to end, this is sheer B-movie lunacy of remarkably bad proportions, and all the more essential for it.
This limited edition steelbook is a sight for sore eyes; teeming with extras, no B-movie aficionado should be without it.
The transfer does not hold quite the same clarity as other recent restorations; an important package nonetheless.
There's very little to recommend this film; any comedy present is lacklustre, while the predictability is too pronounced.
The biggest mistake here is that the genetically-engineered insects of the title take a backseat. Truly dreadful.
The Rig fails to capitalise on any initial potential and becomes more tedious with every dragging minute of screen time.