Empire of the Ants

1977

Action / Adventure / Horror / Sci-Fi

17
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 27%
IMDb Rating 4 10 3753

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Cast

Joan Collins as Marilyn Fryser
Robert Pine as Larry Graham
Albert Salmi as Sheriff Art Kincade
Robert Lansing as Dan Stokely
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702.27 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 29 min
P/S 2 / 2
1.24 GB
1920*1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 29 min
P/S 0 / 3

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by JohnHowardReid 6 / 10

I enjoyed this movie!

I'm amazed! Occasionally, movies in the outsize insects/animals brigade offer some noirish thrills, but more often than not, they concentrate on impoverished (such as "Empire of the Ants") or over-embellished special effects ("Tentacles").

Both films are available on a double feature M-G-M DVD. The former looks better in the home than it did in the cinema, and does improve when it gets into the Whip Hand climax. And it's certainly a treat for fans of Joan Collins

Tentacles, however, is by far the superior film, even though Bo Hopkins and Shelley Winters out-stay their welcome, while top-billed John Huston simply disappears from the action with no explanation whatever about two-thirds of the way through.

Ungaro's sluggish underwater scenes are ho-hum, but the director does try out some unusual, experimental effects in the sail-boat sequence. Some of these work well (the opening dolly shot), while others (the sudden jumps to stills) will probably irritate rather than engage most viewers.

Reviewed by jacobjohntaylor1 10 / 10

This a great horror movie.

This is a very scary movie. It has a great story line. It also has great acting. It also has great special effects. It is scarier then The Exorcist. And that is not easy to do. This is a great movie. I do not know why people give it a 4. It is not a 4. It is a 10. See it. If you like good horror movies you will like this movie. It is very scary. If this movie does not scary you no movie will. Do not watch this movie alone. It is very scary. Great movie great movie great movie. John David Carson was a great actor. This is scarier then A Nightmare on elm street and that is not easy to do.

Reviewed by Andy Howlett 3 / 10

Only if you're desperate.

Stuck for something to help the Yellowtail go down (although it goes down quite well anyway) we selected 'Empire of the Ants' on Amazon. Two things told us it was not going to be a riveting experience: it was made in 1977 and its big star was Joan Collins. Still, we'd paid the not inconsiderable sum of £3.99 and we were going to stick with it. Apparently a spill of nuclear waste has caused ants to grow to alarming proportions, and they get their mandibles stuck into a group of no-hopers, con-men and assorted make-weights as they tour an isolated island looking to buy real estate. It's pretty poor stuff all round, with many of the actors (including Ms Collins) apparently saying whatever the script says without bothering to understand or mean it. We turned to each other as the final credits rolled and uttered words that cannot be used on this fine forum. Be warned. If you want a much, much better giant ant film, the 1950's THEM is the one to beat. I was going to say '...despite the crude effects', but it seems nothing had improved during the 20 years between that film and this one.

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