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Swarmed (2005)

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The residents of a small town find themselves battling a swarm of hornets which has been sprayed by a super pesticide.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Shanks ... Kent Horvath
Carol Alt ... Cristina Brown
Richard Chevolleau Richard Chevolleau ... Q
Jonathan Malen ... Rafe
Maria Brooks ... Melanie Sheer
Balázs Koós Balázs Koós ... Chuey
Tim Thomerson ... Phineas Washburn
Christopher Bondy Christopher Bondy ... Mayor Gibson
Ellen Dubin ... Ellie Martin
Booth Savage ... Agent Doug Heydon
David Eisner David Eisner ... David Orsow
Samantha Weinstein ... Cindy Orsow
Scott Wickware Scott Wickware ... Brent Gorman
Lorry Ayers ... Glenda Gorman
Bill Lake ... Chief of Police
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The residents of a small town find themselves battling a swarm of hornets which has been sprayed by a super pesticide.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atrapados en el enjambre See more »

Filming Locations:

Dundas, Ontario, Canada See more »

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(Ontario)

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Color
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Originally slated to air in the USA on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2005. See more »

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In one scene where Q and Kent are talking outside, Q has a set of goggles on his forehead and the boom can be seen reflected in them. See more »

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Features Decoys (2004) See more »

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A Movie No Humans Will Swarm To See
29 January 2006 | by jrgreenmd-1See all my reviews

This made for TV film is another in a long line of science fiction human versus nature films, and unfortunately it is not one of the best of the genre. The directing, cinematography, pacing, script, and acting are poor. It may fulfill cable TV's need to fill a time slot with inexpensive fare, but does not compare well with the vast selection of viewing available to the modern cable viewer.

Who will like this film? If you relish watching bad guys get their due, you'll get plenty of satisfaction. If you like films that are so bad that they are funny, you'll get plenty to mock and laugh at. If you love the B films of the 1950's, you might find this a entertaining way to waste ninety minutes. If you like the campy and quirky, check out Richard Chevolleau's portrayal of Q, the exterminator.

Chevolleau does a great job in the role and is a pleasant distraction in an otherwise dull and plodding flick. I did not recognize him as the same actor who played Marcus 'Augur' Deveraux in "Earth: Final Conflict" or Charlie in "Flowers for Algernon" (2000). His performance made me want to re-watch both.

Who will dislike this film? Any die hard science fiction fans will be disappointed by the lack of thought in the plot and the unoriginal scenario. Special effects junkies will be in heavy withdrawals by the cheap effects. The scientifically inclined will be at a loss with the weak to absent science and logic in this flick. Connoisseurs of fine film will be horrified than the horror occurred behind and in front of the lens.

In all, there is not much to recommend in "Swarmed." As I was voting at IMDb, I was conflicted in giving it as low a score as I did. If it was that bad, why did I watch the whole thing? Was it such a train wreck that I could not pry my eyes away? Was there a belief that it had to get better? In the end, it was one actor's performance and a desire to be intellectually honest in this review.

Should you watch? Well if you are actually thinking about it, probably not. This is more a movie for a mindless moment.


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