Monsters by the millions - and they're all for real! Killer bees from South America and Africa are swarming into the USA, and only entomologist Brad Crane (Michael Caine) understands the deadly danger. Can he prevent the swarm from reaching Houston and threatening mankind? Directed by Irwin Allen (The Poseiden Adventure, The Towering Inferno) this DVD is packed with enough stars for five movies: Caine, Katherine Ross, Richard Widmark, Olivia de Havilland, Henry Fonda, Fred MacMurray, Richard Chamberlain, Jose Ferrer, Patty Duke Astin, Lee Grant and Bradford Dillman. But the real scene-stealers are the supporting cast: an estimated 22 million bees, which make The Swarm a nightmare that will give you quite a buzz!
Legendarily chintzy "event" producer Irwin Allen (The Towering Inferno) went out with a gargantuan buzz-on with this jaw-droppingly goofy disaster flick. No cliché is left unturned, as a hyperactive strain of hallucination-inducing killer bees get it into their microscopic brains to derail a commuter train, destroy a nuclear power plant, and otherwise decimate a veritable cornucopia of washed-up Match Game panelists (Fred MacMurray, Henry Fonda, Richard Widmark, Patty Duke, Slim Pickens, and narcoleptic dreamboat Richard Chamberlain are just a few of the legendary has-beens to get fatally stung by what appears to be airborne coffee grounds). Be sure to stay tuned through the closing credits for a (lawsuit-preventing?) coda absolving the good ol' hardworking American honeybee of any and all sinister charges depicted herein. An irresistibly hilarious chunk of honey-roasted cheese--'70s style. --Andrew Wright