The Deadly Bees (1967)

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Noted British horror director Freddie Francis and author Robert Bloch, who wrote Psycho, combined their talents for this tale of terror. Pop singer Vicki Robbins (Suzanna Leigh) collapses from exhaustion and takes a vacation on a small resort island. She soon meets Mr. Hargrove (Guy Doleman), a difficult man with a failing marriage who owns the resort and keeps bees as a hobby. Charming Manfred (Frank Finlay), who also lives on the island, keeps bees as well, and he soon strikes up a friendship with Vicki. However, when first a dog and then Hargrove's wife are killed by bee stings, Vicki discovers that someone on the island is breeding a strain of killer bees, and she has to find out who is responsible and what can be done before they kill again. Keep an eye peeled for a short appearance by the British beat combo The Birds, whose guitarist, Ron Wood, would later become a star playing with The Faces (featuring Rod Stewart) and The Rolling Stones.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Classics , Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Romance
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Paramount Pictures

Cast

Suzanna Leigh
as Vicki Robbins
Frank Finlay
as Manfred
Guy Doleman
as Hargrove
John Harvey
as Thompson
Catherine Finn
as Mrs. Hargrove
Michael Ripper
as Hawkins
Anthony Bailey
as Compere
Tim Barrett
as Harcourt
James Cossins
as Coroner
Frank Forsyth
as Doctor
Katy Wild
as Doris Hawkins
Greta Farrer
as Sister
Gina Gianelli
as Secretary
Michael Gwynn
as Dr. Lang
Maurice Good
as Vicky's Agent
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Critic Reviews for The Deadly Bees

All Critics (1)

The special effects surrounding the bee attacks are poor, and the climactic twist shouldn't fool anyone over the age of 12.

Full Review… | November 4, 2015
Creative Loafing

Audience Reviews for The Deadly Bees

½

You know the really negative British stereotype? Of the frilly, man-woman who likes to drink tea and has that horrible accent? Yeah. This movie is a personification of that. But it's a horror movie about killer bees. What a world we live in where this happened. There is one really awesome kill though, and the greenscreen bees might be charming to some of the cult devourers.

Bheema Da Cashman
Bheema Da Cashman
½

Painfully dull on its own, it's still one of the classier movies riffed on that great cult show, Mystery Science Theater 3000. MST3K ep. 905 is easily one of my top twenty favorite episodes, and I must give some credit to the movie for that.

Alex Carawan
Alex Carawan
½

Boring story and characters but it has a few interesting plot points and some fun scenes, but the ending is a bit confusing.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

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