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Killer Bees (1974)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror  -  26 February 1974 (USA)
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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.

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Edward van Bohlen
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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. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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She controls the bees. They'll kill for her -- and die for her. She's their queen... and she'll live forever.

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26 February 1974 (USA)  »

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Abejas asesinas  »

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Bette Davis was originally slated to star in the film, but at the insistence of her doctor (who feared she'd go into anaphylactic shock if she was stung by a bee), she turned the role down, and it went to the director's second choice, Gloria Swanson. See more »

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Gloria Swanson: Queen of the B's
11 February 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Terrific TV-made vehicle for movie icon Gloria Swanson, a compact and beautifully-shot melodrama-cum-thriller. Gloria plays an outré California oddball living on a vineyard ranch and possessing a strange hold over the bees that hover there. Grandson Edward Albert and girlfriend Kate Jackson (who were dating in real-life at the time) come for a visit and get more than they bargained for. Not "The Swarm", but better; school buses and flower paraders are not interjected, and there is no mass hysteria. Credit director Curtis Harrington with the panache, and Gloria Swanson with the campy kicks--she's mah-vah-loss. It's an atmospheric mood-piece, and the rural locales are refreshing.


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