KELLY KELLOGG, 30, an attractive and intelligent career woman, is unaware that an army of eight-inch bedbugs — sausage-shaped, pneumatic worms, like elongated potato-bugs — are crawling around her apartment, and have already killed and eaten her boyfriend, KEN.
At the small ad agency Kelly owns, LAWRENCE, 30, tries to convince Kelly to join the competition, run by a man named SAUNDERS. Kelly, stubborn and independent, turns him down.
That night, Kelly sees the bedbugs for the first time. She runs from her apartment to Lawrence’s place, where she finds Lawrence and one of her employees, MONICA, engaged in kinky sex.
Kelly sleeps at the office and the next day enlists a squad of EXTERMINATORS to spray the apartment. But that night the bedbugs take over once again.
At work, Kelly’s employees are being hired away by Saunders one by one. Only the young, handsome PETER, 22, remains, because he’s secretly in love with Kelly.
Her business failing, her bank account depleted, efforts to exterminate the bedbugs a bust, the prospect of finding somewhere else to live bleak, Kelly goes to see Saunders. He’s drilling holes in his office, trying to find the bedbugs he believes were the key to his success, who have now abandoned him. Believing Kelly has them, Saunders chases Kelly. She escapes.
Kelly runs to Lawrence again. Having killed Monica in a sex game gone wrong, Lawrence now tries to molest Kelly. The bedbugs come to Kelly’s rescue, devouring Lawrence.
Grateful, Kelly starts communicating with the bedbugs. In their own limited language, they advise her, turning her business into a soaring success, taking all of Saunders’ accounts. This jeopardizes Kelly’s budding love affair with Peter, who doesn’t like her new, money-grubbing personality.
And the bedbugs don’t like Peter. Out of jealousy and misplaced protectiveness, the little beasties devour Peter like they’ve devoured all the other men in Kelly’s life.
Kelly is devastated. She turns on the monsters and fights them to the death.
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