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Swarmed (2005)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Horror | TV Movie 2 May 2006
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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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Paul Ziller
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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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coroner eating | killer bee | See All (2) »


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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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When Q attempts to kill the swarm with the flamethrower at the fair, the heat and flames do not melt or destroy the plastic flags and bunting (revealing the flames to be an obvious post-production special effect). See more »

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Features Decoys (2004) See more »

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Seen it before x 10
6 November 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Another day, another Sci Fi Channel TV movie, this time from Canada. SWARMED is, unsurprisingly enough, a film about killer wasps, although it's not enough for them to be mere killer wasps. They're genetically engineered killer wasps, don't you know, ones which escape from the lab and go on a low budget rampage for the film's duration.

You get exactly what you expect in a film like this and nobody disappoints you. Director Paul Ziller has made a string of cheap and cheesy movies with titles like ICE QUAKE, STONEHENGE APOCALYPSE, and SEEDS OF DESTRUCTION, and SWARMED fits into his resume quite neatly. It's certainly not one of his better films as this isn't even so-bad-it's-good kind of viewable for half the time as there are long boring stretches where nothing much happens.

The usual B-movie flaws of bad special effects are present here (the appalling CGI is something to behold), along with wooden acting from the lead star Michael Shanks. The old-timer part is played by Tim Thomerson with less screen time than they usually give to these familiar faces. The film follows the age-old storyline that originated in the likes of JAWS and PIRANHA and never for a moment does it offer anything out of the ordinary.


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