The Bees (1978): A Mite-y Movie Mention

Movie

The Bees (1978)

Genres

Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

Elevator Pitch

Scientists attempt to make killer bees infertile and wind up making them intelligent.

Reasons to Watch

  • John Saxon negotiating with bees
  • John Carradine buzzing happily to himself
  • So many bees
  • Unintentionally hilarious deaths

Random Observation

This is a totally sincere attempt to make a plea to save the environment. Sort of the Birdemic: Shock and Terror of its day.

7 Guardians of the Tomb

You may remember a few years back (in 2015!) I noted that Kelsey Grammer was slated to be in a spider movie called The Nest. Well, the title has changed to 7 Guardians of the Tomb, and it looks to be finally coming out this year. I can’t say it looks good, but it does look delightful. Ancient tombs, spiders, and things going boom — I’m in!

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010): A Mite-y Movie Mention

Movie

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)

Genres

Action, Adventure, Comedy

Source

Based on comics by Jacques Tardi.

Elevator Pitch

In order to heal her sister’s near-fatal tennis injury, writer Adèle Blanc-Sec retrieves the mummy of the physician to Pharoah Ramses II for a physicist on death row to bring back to life.

Reasons to Watch

  • It’s utterly ridiculous and delightful
  • There’s a pterodactyl
  • Mummies
  • Near-fatal tennis accident

Random Observation

In a just world this would have launched a series of movies. There is however a later animated film based on Tardi’s work, April and the Extraordinary World.

The Lost World — Comic

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