|Powerhouse little TV movie.
A swarm of aggressive African bees are accidently imported to North America from Brazil.
Now, the killing buggers are en route to New Orleans during festive Mardi Gras. Can a local sheriff (Johnson) and an insect expert (Corbett) find some way to stop the winged plague before all hell breaks loose?
Surprisingly potent in spots, most notably the death of a small girl at the stings of the merciless bees.
Good performances from the eager cast, particularly lead Corbett who possesses a straightforward charm and here conveys a nice sense of tension.
Rounded out by a tense and captivating climax (with Corbett trapped inside a Volkswagen beetle swarming with bees...all inside the Superdome!).
Followed by 1978's sequel Terror Out of the Sky.