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When the always inept military finds a whole bunch of people dead at a nuclear missile base they think Chemical Warfare. Wrong. Turns out it was a huge swarm of mutated African Killer Bees from Brazil (The Bees from Brazil?) that has illegally immigrated to Texas and now threatens The World (or at least Houston, same thing).
Stirling Silliphant's script is so incredibly bad that some b-movie fans put forth that THE SWARM is really a snide parody of 50s mutant bug flicks instead of a serious thriller (check out Ken Begg's 50s schlock check list in his review of the movie at jabootu.com). Either way it does a real disservice to Arthur Herzog's fine novel, which succeeds in being frightening. The direction by Irwin Allen is lethargic, too often the movie just sits there when it should be moving at a mile a minute, but then again that allows the bad movie lover to sit there and savor each rancid morsel of dialog for all its cheesy glory. On the plus side Jerry Goldsmith contributes yet another fine score for a bad movie. Highly recommended and, believe it or not, this is an essential flick for bad movie lovers everywhere.
But this isn't a film about trust or even narrative, it's about miscast and affordable stars getting stung to death in slow-motion by what look like bits of oatmeal painted black and fired at them by air-cannons. It's a film about hallucinating patients being menaced by imaginary giant bees. It's a film about military complexes with lots of flashing lights.Read more ›
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a swarm of african killer bees attack an air force icbm missle site - and crash a amtrak train full of escapees from bees - and attack and
destroy most of houston!!!!! Read more
Ok, so this film is utterly terrible- but boy did I enjoy the heck out of it! The film lurches about with such gay abandon that you'll be scratching your head trying to figure out... Read morePublished 6 months ago by patrick collins
My advice to viewers is to forget reality...don't ask too many questions...close your ears to much of the ridiculous dialogue...and just go along for the ride! Read morePublished 7 months ago by John D. Seneca
Saw this movie when I was a child. Really had an effect on me.
Seeing the film again, it is dated but, the point is important still. Read more
Of course Henry Fonda died. I would too if I had acted (and I used that word loosely) in this, the worst movie of all timePublished 9 months ago by berner
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