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The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971)

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A scientist explains how the savagery and efficiency of the insect world could result in their taking over the world.

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A scientist explains how the savagery and efficiency of the insect world could result in their taking over the world.

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insect | mankind | survivor | phd | spider | See All (14) »

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Shocking. Beautiful. Brilliant. Sensual. Deadly... and in the end only they will survive.

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23 June 1971 (France)  »

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A Crônica de Hellstrom  »

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This film was released on a double-bill with the original "Willy Wonka" movie (also a Wolper production) in the summer of 1971. See more »

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Dr. Hellstrom: Of the billions of living things on Earth, only Man ponders his existence. His questions lead to torment, for he is unable to accept, as the insects do, that life's only purpose is life itself.
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VERY CONVINCING
13 August 1999 | by (THE MIDWEST) – See all my reviews

This film. when I saw it years ago, had me convinced that it was a real "documentary." Excellent special effects and a very good performance by Lawrence Pressman.

More convincing it its way than the current Blair Witch Project which also purports to be a real story


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