Killer Crawlers!

by Scott_Weinberg | created - 17 Sep 2011 | updated - 19 Sep 2011 | Public

Mostly insects, but other icky things too.

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1. Them! (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness

Votes: 16,492

2. The Deadly Mantis (1957)

Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.8
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A giant prehistoric praying mantis, recently freed from the Arctic ice, voraciously preys on American military at the DEW Line and works its way south.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton, Donald Randolph

Votes: 2,551

3. The Fly (1958)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A scientist has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 17,401 | Gross: $3.00M

4. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.5
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A backwoods game warden and a local doctor discover that giant leeches are responsible for disappearances and deaths in a local swamp, but the local police don't believe them.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Ken Clark, Yvette Vickers, Jan Shepard, Michael Emmet

Votes: 3,301

5. Return of the Fly (1959)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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Philippe Delambre, the now-adult son of "The Fly", does some transportation experimentation of his own.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Vincent Price, Brett Halsey, David Frankham, John Sutton

Votes: 3,515

6. The Wasp Woman (1959)

Not Rated | 63 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.6
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A cosmetics queen develops a youth formula from jelly taken from queen wasps, failing to anticipate the typical hoary side effects.

Directors: Roger Corman, Jack Hill | Stars: Susan Cabot, Anthony Eisley, Barboura Morris, William Roerick

Votes: 3,032

7. Curse of the Fly (1965)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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Motorist Martin Delambre attempts to keep evidence of his family's bizarre experiments in teleportation hidden from his wife, who is hiding secrets of her own.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Brian Donlevy, George Baker, Carole Gray, Yvette Rees

Votes: 1,289

8. The Deadly Bees (1966)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

3.5
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Trouble strikes when an exhausted pop singer, sent on a vacation to a farm, realizes that the farm's owner grows deadly bees.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Suzanna Leigh, Frank Finlay, Guy Doleman, Catherine Finn

Votes: 1,484

9. Phase IV (1974)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Bass | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick, Alan Gifford

Votes: 5,677

10. Killer Bees (1974 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Horror

4.6
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A strong-willed woman not only dominates her family of California winegrowers, but also has a strange hold on a colony of bees in her vineyard.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Edward Albert, Kate Jackson, Roger Davis, Don McGovern

Votes: 349

11. Bug (1975)

PG | 99 min | Sci-Fi, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which proceed to cause destructive chaos in a small town. The studies carried out by scientist James ... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles, Richard Gilliland, Jamie Smith-Jackson

Votes: 1,538

12. Squirm (1976)

R | 92 min | Horror

4.6
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A storm causes some power lines to break and touch the ground, drawing millions of man-eating worms out of the earth, and into town where they quickly start munching on the locals.

Director: Jeff Lieberman | Stars: Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow, Jean Sullivan

Votes: 4,392

13. Damnation Alley (1977)

PG | 91 min | Sci-Fi

5.2
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In a post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors travel and find other settlements in huge custom designed all terrain vehicles.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, George Peppard, Dominique Sanda, Paul Winfield

Votes: 4,091 | Gross: $8.72M

14. Empire of the Ants (1977)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.0
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A con artist tries to sell bogus real estate deals in an area overrun by giant ants.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Joan Collins, Robert Lansing, John David Carson, Albert Salmi

Votes: 3,682

15. Ants! (1977 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.1
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An old-fashioned, lakeside hotel targeted for purchase by an unsavory gambling casino promoter and situated next to a construction site, is attacked by an army of poisonous ants. Efforts to... See full summary »

Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Robert Foxworth, Lynda Day George, Gerald Gordon, Bernie Casey

Votes: 712

16. The Bees (1978)

PG | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.2
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When South America killer bees, corporately smuggled into the United States, mutates into intelligent insects and attacks helpless people, young scientist work desperately to end the threat as the menace swarms in on the city areas.

Director: Alfredo Zacarías | Stars: John Saxon, Angel Tompkins, John Carradine, Claudio Brook

Votes: 630

17. The Swarm (1978)

PG | 116 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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A huge swarm of deadly African bees spreads terror over American cities by killing thousands of people.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 5,723 | Gross: $10.00M

18. The Nesting (1981)

R | 103 min | Horror

4.6
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A writer suffering from agoraphobia rents an isolated house so she can concentrate on her writing. She doesn't know that the house is a former brothel, and is inhabited by the ghosts of dead prostitutes.

Director: Armand Weston | Stars: Robin Groves, Christopher Loomis, Michael David Lally, John Carradine

Votes: 790

19. Creepshow (1982)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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59 Metascore

An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 33,990 | Gross: $19.73M

20. Phenomena (1985)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

6.9
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A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento

Votes: 18,245

21. The Fly (1986)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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79 Metascore

A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel

Votes: 132,760 | Gross: $40.46M

22. The Nest (1988)

R | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3
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Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously ... See full summary »

Director: Terence H. Winkless | Stars: Robert Lansing, Lisa Langlois, Franc Luz, Terri Treas

Votes: 1,358

23. Slugs (1988)

R | 89 min | Horror

5.0
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Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community.

Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Michael Garfield, Kim Terry, Philip MacHale, Alicia Moro

Votes: 3,107

24. The Fly II (1989)

R | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.9
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The almost-human son of "Brundlefly" searches for a cure to his mutated genes while being monitored by a nefarious corporation that wishes to continue his father's experiments.

Director: Chris Walas | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Daphne Zuniga, Lee Richardson, John Getz

Votes: 18,317 | Gross: $20.02M

25. Ticks (1993)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A group of troubled teenagers are led by social workers on a California wilderness retreat, not knowing that the woods they are camping in have become infested by mutated, blood-sucking ticks.

Director: Tony Randel | Stars: Rosalind Allen, Ami Dolenz, Seth Green, Virginya Keehne

Votes: 2,883

26. Skeeter (1993)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.0
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As the result of a corrupt businessman's illegal toxic waste dumping, a small desert town is beset by a deadly swarm of huge bloodthirsty mutant mosquitoes!

Director: Clark Brandon | Stars: Tracy Griffith, Jim Youngs, Charles Napier, Jay Robinson

Votes: 768

27. Mosquito (1994)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.6
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A violent massacre caused by human-sized mosquitoes forces the lone survivors to band together in a fight for survival as the mosquitoes continue their onslaught.

Director: Gary Jones | Stars: Gunnar Hansen, Ron Asheton, Steve Dixon, Rachel Loiselle

Votes: 1,766 | Gross: $0.99M

28. Bugged (1997)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.0
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Urban America calls on exterminators to wipe out the unwanted vermin. In BUGGED, the only unwanted vermin is the man! Sexy homemaker Devine (Priscilla K. Basque) hires a whacked-out group ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald K. Armstrong | Stars: Priscilla K. Basque, Ronald K. Armstrong, Jeff Lee, Derek C. Johnson

Votes: 165

29. Mimic (1997)

R | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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55 Metascore

Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin, Giancarlo Giannini

Votes: 39,890 | Gross: $25.48M

30. Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! (1998 TV Movie)

95 min | Horror

2.9
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Killer ants from South America that eat the flesh of people attack a small town.

Directors: Jim Charleston, George Manasse | Stars: Eric Lutes, Julia Campbell, Mitch Pileggi, Jeremy Foley

Votes: 1,739

31. Island of the Dead (2000 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

2.7
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Stranded on a deserted island, a group of people struggle to survive against a swarm of supernatural flies.

Director: Tim Southam | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Talisa Soto, Bruce Ramsay, Kent McQuaid

Votes: 754

32. They Nest (2000 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

5.1
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A Maine island becomes infested with lethal insects that root inside their victims, while a local doctor battles the bugs and incorrigible locals that don't believe him.

Director: Ellory Elkayem | Stars: Thomas Calabro, Dean Stockwell, John Savage, Kristen Dalton

Votes: 1,509

33. Mimic 2 (2001 Video)

R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi

4.6
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When a cockroach-spread plague threatened to decimate the child population of New York City in the original Mimic, biologist Susan Tyler and her research associates developed a crossbreed ... See full summary »

Director: Jean de Segonzac | Stars: Alix Koromzay, Bruno Campos, Will Estes, Gaven E. Lucas

Votes: 4,300

34. Bugs (2003 TV Movie)

R | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.8
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An entomologist accompanies a team of commandos to prevent prehistoric insects from escaping from a subway system.

Director: Joseph Conti | Stars: Antonio Sabato Jr., Angie Everhart, R.H. Thomson, Karl Pruner

Votes: 690

35. Deadly Swarm (2003)

90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.3
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A cargo truck crashes outside a small town in Mexico. The first officer is found stung to death. A scientist finds out that a deadly swarm of wasps(bees?) has made a hive nearby and tries ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Andresen | Stars: Shane Brolly, Kaarina Aufranc, J. Patrick McCormack, Pepe Serna

Votes: 283

36. Leeches! (2003 Video)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

2.6
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Common-type aquatic leeches grow to large size after feeding on steroid-laced blood of a number of college endurance swimmers, and then the nasty creatures lay siege to the entire campus for more.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Matthew Twining, Josh Henderson, Stacey Nelson, Alexandra Westmore

Votes: 992

37. Mimic: Sentinel (2003 Video)

R | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.4
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A man enclosed in a plastic bubble, his sister, and their best friend must defend an apartment complex from the mutant Judas Breed insects.

Director: J.T. Petty | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Karl Geary, Alexis Dziena, Keith Robinson

Votes: 2,879

38. Centipede! (2004)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

3.1
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A group of cave explorers are menaced by giant centipedes.

Director: Gregory Gieras | Stars: Larry Casey, Margaret Cash, Trevor Murphy, George Foster

Votes: 319

39. Glass Trap (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

2.6
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When an army of radioactive ants are unknowingly carted into a skyscraper, a group of people have to find a way out before they're eaten one by one.

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Stella Stevens, Siri Baruc, Brent Huff

Votes: 754

40. Locusts (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Horror

4.0
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Dr. Maddy Rierdon, an investigator for the Department of Agriculture, is the only person who can protect America from a deadly breed of bioengineered locusts.

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Lucy Lawless, John Heard, Dylan Neal, Gregory Alan Williams

Votes: 1,224

41. Mansquito (2005 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

3.3
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A scientist and her subject turn into mutant insects.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Corin Nemec, Musetta Vander, Matt Jordon, Patrick Dreikauss

Votes: 1,540

42. Black Swarm (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

3.9
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The widow, Deputy Sheriff Jane Kozik, moves from Manhattan to Black Stone, New York, with her daughter Kelsey Kozik. There she expects to find a safe place to live. The day after moving, a ... See full summary »

Director: David Winning | Stars: Sebastien Roberts, Sarah Allen, Jayne Heitmeyer, Rebecca Windheim

Votes: 827

43. Destination: Infestation (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

2.7
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While on a flight home from Colombia, the plane that Dr. Carrie Ross and her daughter are on is attacked by bullet ants whose sting is the most painful and deadliest on the planet. Joining ... See full summary »

Director: George Mendeluk | Stars: Jessalyn Gilsig, Antonio Sabato Jr., Serge Houde, Karen Holness

Votes: 668

44. The Hive (2008 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.4
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When ants, displaying never-before-seen behavior, seize an island, the controversial Thorax Team is called to stop the massive threat only to discover that the ants are controlled by something beyond this world.

Director: Peter Manus | Stars: Tom Wopat, Kal Weber, Elizabeth Healey, Jessica Reavis

Votes: 1,449

45. Die Bienen - Tödliche Bedrohung (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.6
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Director: Michael Karen | Stars: Janin Ullmann, Klaus J. Behrendt, Stephan Luca, Rolf Kanies

Votes: 233

46. Infestation (2009)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.9
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A slacker awakes to find himself weak and wrapped in a webbing; after realizing that the world has been taken over by giant alien insects, he wakes a ragtag group of strangers and together they fight for survival.

Director: Kyle Rankin | Stars: Chris Marquette, Brooke Nevin, Kinsey Packard, E. Quincy Sloan

Votes: 8,169

47. The Thaw (2009)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.2
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A research expedition to the Arctic discovers that a melting polar ice cap has released a deadly prehistoric parasite.

Director: Mark A. Lewis | Stars: Val Kilmer, Alexandra Staseson, Brad Dryborough, Greg Rogers

Votes: 10,105

48. Mongolian Death Worm (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.3
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When an American oil company sets up an experimental drilling plant out in the vast deserts of Mongolia, they awaken a nest. The deadly creatures begin to breed and spread, devouring everyone in their path.

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Victoria Pratt, George Cheung, Drew Waters

Votes: 1,242