Killer Bees (1974)

USA, 26 February
74m
35mm film, colour, 1.33:1
mono, English

An American horror television film directed by Curtis Harrington.

Plot Summary

Matriarchal Maria von Bohlen completely dominates the lives of her California winegrower family. When her son youngest Edward brings his fiance Victoria Wells to visit, Victoria discovers that Maria also has a strange power over a swarm of deadly in the vineyard.

Credits

Crew
Director: Curtis Harrington
Robert Stigwood Organization
Producer: Howard Rosenman, Ron Bernstein
Script: Joyce Hooper Corrington, John William Corrington
Director of Photography: Jack Woolf
Editors: John W. Holmes, Robert A. Daniels
Music: David Shire
Production Sound Mixer: Burdick S. Trask
Costume Supervisor: Barbara Siebert
Make-up: Paul Stanhope
Hair: Jean Austin
Special Effects: Henry Millar
Special Optical Effects: Frank Van der Veer
Production Designer: Joel Schumacher
Locations: Napa, California, USA

Cast
Edward Albert (Edward van Bohlen)
Kate Jackson (Victoria Wells)
Gloria Swanson (Madame Maria von Bohlen)
Roger Davis (Dr. Helmut van Bohlen)
Don McGovern (Mathias van Bohlen)
Craig Stevens (Rudolf van Bohlen)
John S. Ragin (Sergeant Jeffreys)
Liam Dunn (Zeb Tucker)
Donald Gentry (lineman)
Robert L. Balzer (minister)
Jack Perkins (salesman)
Daniel Woodworth (townsman)
John Getz (attendant)
Heather Ann Bostain (Roseanna)

Alternative Titles

Abelhas Assassinas – Brazil
La Révolte des abeilles – France

References

Periodicals

  • Cinefantastique vol.3 no.4 (Winter 1974) p.34
  • Time Out no.332 (30 July 1976) pp.16

Books

  • House of Psychotic Women by Kier-La Janisse p.428