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Killer Bees (1974)

Unrated | | Horror | TV Movie 26 February 1974
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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Victoria Wells
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Madame Maria von Bohlen
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Mathias van Bohlen
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Zeb Tucker
Heather Ann Bostain ...
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Robert L. Balzer ...
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Dan Woodworth ...
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Abejas asesinas  »

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Close to 700,000 bees were used in the film. See more »

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Referenced in Fear in the Dark (1991) See more »

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one of the greatest killer bees movies i have ever seen
11 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Me and my third cousin Louis recently had a KILLER BEE movie night! It was amazing! We watched 4 bee movies in one night! It was UN-BEE-LEIVABLE! In all seriousness, Killer Bees should not be laughed at. This movie is a terrifying glimpse into the horrifying reality of the oncoming Killer Bee swarm making it's way here from Africa.

The film show-cases two power-house performances, one by the inimitable Gloria Swanson (who, IMHO out-does her cheesy over-the-top performance in Billy Wilder's over-rated SUNSET BOULEVARD)...and the 2nd by...

...THE BEES! The special effects wizards behind this wondrous vehicle of movie magic should be lauded and made kings of a small third world country for their glorious efforts on this terrifying thrill-ride. I was scared to leave my house for several days after the viewing of this film, I thought the bees were that realistic! The only downside to this is some embarrassing 1974-era haircuts. Thank God I was just a baby back then! 10 out of 10 for this great film. Take it from me, Dan "The Movie Man" Wolfson!!!!!


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