01 October 2014

Ants! (1977)
91 min.
Directed by Robert Sheerer.
With Robert Foxworth, Lynda Day George, Myrna Loy, Suzanne Somers, Bernie Casey, Anita Gillette, Brian Dennehy, Steve Franken.
Television horror film about said tiny critters (deadly and poisonous, to boot!) that are brought to the surface because of construction next to a hotel.

When their emergence threatens the lives of vacationers at the resort, rescuers must figure out a way to get the remaining survivors to safety.

As is often the case with these films, that includes lowering legendary Myrna Loy down in a crane...never a dignified sight. Better than you might think and superior to many films of its type, both theatrical and made for TV.

A good number of suspenseful moments and game performances from ubiquitous 70s figures, Day George and Somers, make this one memorable. Director Sheerer (How to Beat the High Cost Of Living) filmed in Vancouver, Canada.

Also known as It Happened At Lakewood Manor.

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