The Swarm (1978)
September 11, 2023 11:23 AM - Subscribe

Scientist Dr. Bradford Crane and army general Thalius Slater join forces to fight an almost invisible enemy threatening America; killer bees that have deadly venom and attack without reason. Disaster movie-master Irwin Allen's film contains spectacular special effects, including a train crash caused by the eponymous swarm.

Starring Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Richard Chamberlain, Olivia de Havilland, Ben Johnson, Lee Grant, José Ferrer, Patty Duke, Slim Pickens, Fred MacMurray, Henry Fonda.

Produced and directed by Irwin Allen (The Poseidon Adventure). Written by Sterling Silliphant, who won an Oscar for In the Heat of the Night, but also wrote Over the Top.

9% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently free on YouTube, which is the right price to pay for it. JustWatch.
posted by DirtyOldTown (2 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I caught it on Netflix months ago. So bad it's hilarious.

The train crash really sums up the tone of the movie.
posted by WhackyparseThis at 10:08 PM on September 13, 2023

The bees come for the small town and the cinema is showing THE TOWERING INFERNO, the disaster epic Irwin Allen produced before THE SWARM - sublime!
posted by gac at 6:04 PM on September 15, 2023 [1 favorite]

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