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Ants (1977)

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In this thriller directed by Robert Scheerer that will leave your skin crawling, a group of guests at a tony resort fall prey to a slew of malevolent ants with chemically poisoned bites. Expecting a weekend of luxurious self-indulgence, visitors at the ritzy Lakewood Manor soon discover they're the entrée of the day for an army of insects with an appetite for human flesh. This campy classic stars Suzanne Somers, Robert Foxworth and Myrna Loy.
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NR
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Horror , Television
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Audience Reviews for Ants

Another nature runs amok film, Ants is the definition of a so bad it's good movie, one that is entertaining if you enjoy low budget, schlock films that have a ridiculous plot. After Jaws, studios seemed all too interested in creating films of this genre, where seemingly innocent things in nature start terrorizing people. This is among one of the cheesier entries in this genre, but if you enjoy tongue in cheek horror, you might like this one. The performances are over the top, and the sheer notion of vengeful ants is so ridiculous that this has to be seen to be believed. Although far from the best nature goes wild genre, ants is a pretty good made for TV film that should appeal to genre fans. Those looking for a great picture won't get it here, but for viewers that enjoy cheesy horror, Ants is the perfect film to watch. I enjoy a good nature goes awry film, and Ants is pure mindless fun from start to finish. A film that is meant to be enjoyed as a popcorn tongue in cheek horror film, and in that area, the film succeeds. However, this is not a film for everyone, and it's one that should be seen only by those who enjoy these types of horror films. For me, this is an obscured gem of the genre, one that is far better than you might think, but it's not perfect by any means as well. If you're a fan of these movies, you'll surely enjoy this 1970's era picture that features an enjoyable, but nonetheless very ridiculous plot. However, that's what makes this film so much fun to watch.

Alex roy
Alex roy

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½

TV movie junk is only good for a few unintentional laughs.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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I loved this film when I was a child. I'm a huge fan of disaster movies, apocalyptic sci-fi flicks, monster movies, and man vs. nature tripe. Ants falls squarely into the latter category. The plot is simple; a colony of super-ants attacks a hotel. The people must find a way out or die trying. I rented it very recently in order to capture some nostalgia and discovered that Ants is crappy, even by B-Movie standards. Surprise, surprise. Another surprise: it's a made-for-TV movie, a fact of which I was blissfully ignorant when I was seven years old. That might not mean much today, but in the 70s, "made for television" was the equivalent of "straight to video."

Craig Burgess
Craig Burgess

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