The H.G. Wells-inspired exploitationer Empire of the Ants, is an above-average effort about ants that grow big after munching on radioactive waste, and terrorize a group headed by Joan Collins, Robert Lansing and John David Carson.

The H.G. Wells-inspired exploitationer Empire of the Ants, is an above-average effort about ants that grow big after munching on radioactive waste, and terrorize a group headed by Joan Collins, Robert Lansing and John David Carson.

Periodic moments of good special effects are separated by reels of dramatic banality as players flounder in flimsy dialog and under sluggish direction.

Collins is a sharpie Florida real estate agent who takes a group of potential suckers on Lansing’s boat to remote swampland. There the big ants attack.

Empire of the Ants

Production

American International. Director Bert I. Gordon; Producer Bert I. Gordon; Screenplay Jack Turley; Camera Reginald Morris; Editor Michael Luciano; Music Dana Kaproff; Art Director Charles Rosen

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1977. Running time: 89 MIN.

With

Joan Collins Robert Lansing John David Carson Albert Salmi Jacqueline Scott Pamela Shoop
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