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The Savage Bees (1976)

TV Movie  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  22 November 1976 (USA)
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In this horror-drama the festive fun of the annual Mardi Gras celebration is brought to a halt when a swarm of African killer bees escape from a foreign freighter.

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Sheriff Donald McKew
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Dr. Jeff DuRand
Paul Hecht ...
Dr. Rufus Carter
Gretchen Corbett ...
Jeannie Devereaux
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Dr. Jorge Meuller
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Pelligrino
David L. Gray ...
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Richard Charles Boyle ...
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Eliott Keener ...
Freighter Boatswain
Boardman O'Connor ...
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Danny Barker ...
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Don Hood ...
Deputy Churn
Bill Holliday ...
Deputy Stilt
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Mrs. Compher
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In this horror-drama the festive fun of the annual Mardi Gras celebration is brought to a halt when a swarm of African killer bees escape from a foreign freighter.

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'Norman E. Gary, an entomologist and production consultant, was the "bee wrangler" for the movie. All of the "Oh my God, the bees are killing him (or her)!" shots, where the bees swarm over the victim, are done by him. He also acted as one of the victims. See more »

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13 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not just another cheapy television movie from the 1970s, but actually an intelligent, scary horror film worth seeing, something along the lines of "Kingdom of the Spiders" or "Phase IV" - 2 other very good underrated insect attack movies. There is some good location filming of New Orleans and the swamps of Southern Louisiana, and veteran Ben Johnson is solid in the lead role of the local sheriff. Movies like this need to know how to push the right buttons, and this one does, containing one scene with a scientist in a protective suit poking a giant beehive that really impressed me with how skillfully it was set up. This ain't Shakespeare, but it is the finest quality you will find for this genre.


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