Empire of the Ants


Empire of the Ants

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Based on a story by H.G. Wells, this unintentionally funny sci-fi horror thriller centers on the travails of foolish property buyers who unwittingly purchase land that is dangerously close to a nuclear waste dump. Due to a radiation leak, the ants there have mutated into voracious giants and are looking for food.

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Joan Collins
as Marilyn Fryser
Robert Lansing
as Dan Stokely
John Carson
as Joe Morrison
John David Carson
as Joe Morrison
Albert Salmi
as Sheriff Art Kincade
Jacqueline Scott
as Margaret Ellis
Pamela Susan Shoop
as Coreen Bradford
Robert Pine
as Larry Graham
Edward Power
as Charlie Pearson
Brooke Palance
as Christine Graham
Tom Fadden
as Sam Russell
Irene Tedrow
as Velma Thompson
Harry Holcombe
as Harry Thompson
Jack Kosslyn
as Thomas Lawson
Ilse Earl
as Mary Lawson
Norman Franklin
as Anson Parker
Florence McGee
as Phoebe Russell
Jim Wheelus
as Crewman
Charles Red
as Taxi Driver
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Critic Reviews for Empire of the Ants

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3)

Audience Reviews for Empire of the Ants

  • Jan 24, 2018
    The audio in Empire of the Ants is infuriating to the point of being nigh unwatchable. But on mute? By jingo you might just be onto something there.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 16, 2016
    Improves towards the end, but by that point it's too late.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 30, 2013
    Underrated B horror right here, I mean I expected more from the critics and audience alike. The cheap special greenscreen effects, were hysterical. The best part of the movie. Some of the supporting roles were pretty damn good, like the old couple. The plot is an inside job mission to let giant ants take control of the city. The concluding scene to wrap up the story was cheap and epic. An entertaining treat. One of the movies that's so bad, it's good. A new guilty pleasure of mine.
    Daniel D Super Reviewer
  • May 22, 2011
    Very poorly made, obvious allusions to Jaws, and a cast of unlikable characters. This is a really silly one that gets on your nerves a lot of the time because of the sound the creatures. There are some parts of it that make you laugh out loud with its awfulness, but that doesn't make this one a must-see, craptastic movie.
    Tim S Super Reviewer

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