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The Giant Locusts are the main antagonists of the 1957 American horror film Beginning of the End.

When an agricultural scientist successfully grows a strain of gigantic crops using radiation, these giant plants are quickly eaten by swarming locusts, who grow to enormous sizes.


The Giant Locusts are pale grasshoppers measuring nearly 40 feet in length.

Powers and Abilities

The Giant Locusts possess the following powers and abilities:

  • Exoskeleton
  • Powerful jaws
  • High jumping


The Giant Locusts are lured into the cold water of Lake Michigan (via an electronic mating call), which kills them as they are warm-weather creatures.


  • The Giant Locusts in the film were actually regular grasshoppers filmed standing on photographs of landmarks used in the film.
  • Director/producer Bert I. Gordon purchased 200 grasshoppers, but thanks to cannibalism, they decreased down to just 12.

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