Invasion of the Bee Girls
Neil Agar, a security agent with the State Department, is dispatched to Peckham, California to investigate the death of a bacteriologist working at government-sponsored Brandt Research. His investigation is soon complicated by a growing number of deaths, all men who died of congestive heart failure caused by sexual exhaustion.
Fairly serious straightforward SF/Horror film with a goofy title written (and disowned) by Nicholas Meyer. William Smith is a State Department special agent called to a small town in California to investigate the death of a scientist at a military contractor due to "sexual exhaustion". Once there, he finds himself in the midst of a rash of deaths of men in the community. Could the deaths have something to do with the research at the facility? Or could it be the weird scientist lady who wears big giant sunglasses all day long? Hmmm.
This is a pretty fun flick, witty and generally well acted, and with a lot of skin for something that was released with a PG rating in 1973. Smith is appropriately lantern-jawed in the hero role, and the supporting cast, particularly Cliff Osmond as the sheriff and Anitra Ford as the evil scientist/queen bee, is very good. Recommended.
Takes itself a *lot* more seriously than the title (and the nipple count) would suggest.
There just aren't enough films about radioactive bee people anymore. Strange really...
Sexploitation with girls crossbred with bees!
Pretty Brutal exploitation film from the early 70's. Not the worst film, but i was bored to death in some stretches of the film. I think it was supposed to be a horror movie, but I would use that term loosely. There wasn't any suspense, and the acting from mearly all of the cast was brutal. I think this was just an excuse to show attractive topless women for half of a film, which is fine by me LOL, butno substance otherwise.
Essentially very silly, this is so measured and assuredly executed that one can forgive the under lit scenes, the guys that look far too old and most of the crazy dialogue. Shamefully re-titled for DVD as Graveyard Tramps, the Bee Girls title is much more appropriate, even if I saw no invasion. This is all a good excuse to show the ladies stripping off because of their need to restore control over the men and whom, acting like black widow spiders, they kill after sex. Starting out with multiple deaths of men seemingly dying after sex we gradually get drawn into a story that culminates in wonderful scenes involving the lovely ladies who have become queen bees. There are some jaw dropping moments, so don’t worry about the dark talky beginning and prepare for a super exploitation ride.
Who knew B-movies could actually have bees in them....
That joke had to be made. Now that it's over, this 1973 sci-fi romp directed by Denis Saunders is probably better characterized as exploitation than as science fiction, as the key subject matter appears to be bare breasts and some kind of waxy substance.
Very quick synopsis: In the small town of Peckham, California a powerful cosmic force is turning Earth women into queen bees who kill men by wearing them out sexually.
They must be stopped...... I guess.....eventually....
Check it out for free here www.ziln.co.nz/video/759
Thought this was gonna be the perfect 'B' movie, but it dragged in spots. A bit of a letdown.