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. But the ants have other ideas.
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Did You Know?
was considered for the role of Kendra. When she auditioned for the film, she impressed director Saul Bass
and was asked back to several callbacks. She even went as far as doing a screen test for the part. The producers and director ultimately decided that she was too young, plus the film was also on a limited budget and could not afford the big star's salary at the time. See more
During one of the scenes inside the dome, Lynne Frederick
speaks with a English accent instead of the American accent she uses during the rest of the film. See more
Dr. Ernest D. Hubbs
Memorandum, to R. Flanders Smith, Secretary National Science Foundation, Committee on Biological Controls. From E. D. Hubbs, Senior Fellow, Coronado Institute. Subject: Biological Imbalance in an Upland Arizona Valley. Facts on hand: traditional antagonisms among several ant species have come to a dramatic halt. At the same time there has been an apparent disappearance of those insects which pray on ants. Specifically, mantises, beetles, millipedes and spiders. If these conditions persist, they...
The Paramount logo is not shown at the start of the film, and there are no opening credits. See more
The French TV release is cut, the close-up on the scientist being devoured by ants is missing. See more
Referenced in Beyond the Black Rainbow