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Killer Bees (1974)

Unrated | | Horror | TV Movie 26 February 1974
A strong-willed woman not only dominates her family of California winegrowers, but also has a strange hold on a colony of bees in her vineyard.

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Edward van Bohlen
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Victoria Wells
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Mathias van Bohlen
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Madame Maria von Bohlen
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Rudolf van Bohlen
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Liam Dunn ...
Zeb Tucker
Don Gentry ...
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Robert L. Balzer ...
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Dan Woodworth ...
Townsman (as Daniel Woodworth)
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Heather Ann Bostain ...
Roseanna / Housekeeper
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A strong-willed woman not only dominates her family of California winegrowers, but also has a strange hold on a colony of bees in her vineyard. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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She controls the bees. They'll kill for her -- and die for her. She's their queen... and she'll live forever.

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Abejas asesinas  »

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For the scene in which Gloria Swanson is covered in bees, the bees were taken to the location in dry ice, which made them sleepy. While in this almost comatose state, and with the light turned out, they were placed on Miss Swanson's shoulders, arms and brimmed hat. Then the hot lights were switched on, and as the bees warmed up they began to crawl and move about. Once filming of the scene was completed, Swanson was applauded by the crew. See more »

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one of the greatest killer bees movies i have ever seen

Me and my third cousin Louis recently had a KILLER BEE movie night! It was amazing! We watched 4 bee movies in one night! It was UN-BEE-LEIVABLE! In all seriousness, Killer Bees should not be laughed at. This movie is a terrifying glimpse into the horrifying reality of the oncoming Killer Bee swarm making it's way here from Africa.

The film show-cases two power-house performances, one by the inimitable Gloria Swanson (who, IMHO out-does her cheesy over-the-top performance in Billy Wilder's over-rated SUNSET BOULEVARD)...and the 2nd by...

...THE BEES! The special effects wizards behind this wondrous vehicle of movie magic should be lauded and made kings of a small third world country for their glorious efforts on this terrifying thrill-ride. I was scared to leave my house for several days after the viewing of this film, I thought the bees were that realistic! The only downside to this is some embarrassing 1974-era haircuts. Thank God I was just a baby back then! 10 out of 10 for this great film. Take it from me, Dan "The Movie Man" Wolfson!!!!!


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