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Ants
Ants
Actors: Suzanne Somers, Robert Foxworth, Myrna Loy, Lynda Day George, Gerald Gordon
Director: Robert Scheerer
Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2006     1hr 40min


     

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Actors: Suzanne Somers, Robert Foxworth, Myrna Loy, Lynda Day George, Gerald Gordon
Director: Robert Scheerer
Creators: Bernie Abramson, George Folsey Jr., Alan Landsburg, Peter Nelson, Guerdon Trueblood
Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Direct Source Label
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/06/2006
Original Release Date: 12/02/1977
Theatrical Release Date: 12/02/1977
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

"An Army like no Other!"
Mark A. Boyle | Australia | 01/13/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It is said in the scientific circles that if, for whatever reason, the insect species were to rise and attack us, we would have no hope of survival. Food for thought. Well in this well crafted thriller with an angle of Science Fiction, the day they speak of has come.
Our story opens at an aged, somewhat uncool and border line out of date Motel/Inn were a nearby construction site has disturbed a small patch of ground that is home to an enormous soldier ant nest. This particularly poisonous species lashes out with stealth, attacking through a broken sewer pipe and against a small boy in a dumpster. But with the attack of a broad shouldered construction worker who is literaly brought to his knees, things start to get serious.
Sometimes know as..."It happened at Lakewood Manour" This nature against man movie is one of the best, with good characters, a good build up in suspence. And an ending for the hero's of our story that will have anyone's skin crawling......Please enjoy."
I loved this movie since i was a kid
D. Brown | Epping,NH | 04/02/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"You have to be a fan of the 70's horror movies to love this. I saw this as a child and loved this the movie that got me into horror movies I haven't been able to find till now on dvd. this the only site I have been able to find it for sale. Yes it isn't the best of acting but isn't the ants that make the movie."
Lakewood Manor, your vacation destination!
Robert P. Beveridge | Cleveland, OH | 04/29/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"It Happened at Lakewood Manor (Robert Scheerer, 1977)

Picture it. Pittsburgh, 1977. I was over at a friend's house doing something or another. As I was walking out the door to go home, his parents were watching TV. I saw just a scene. It traumatized me. We're talking nightmares for weeks. I had no idea what it was. Fast-forward twenty years later, to the glory of the Internet and its many film geeks. I describe the scene on a forum, and presto-- someone comes up with the name of this movie. I worship. Fast-forward another eleven years, to last night-- yes, it took me that long to get my hands on a copy-- when I watched it. I was once again traumatized, but for very, very different reasons.

Ecohorror schlockmeister Guerdon Trueblood (Candy Snatchers) wrote the screenplay for this Robert Scheerer (The World's Greatest Athlete)-directed dog about mutant ants menacing a resort. Ethel Adams (Myrna Loy) has been running it for decades, with a helping hand from daughter Valerie (Lynda Day George) since infirmity forced her into a wheelchair. A shady developer (Bernie Casey) and his gorgeous assistant (Suzanne Somers, who gets top billing despite having relatively little screen time) want to buy the resort so said developer can put up a big, glitzy lakeside casino. Meanwhile, a nearby construction project (whose overseer, Mike [Robert Foxworth], is having an affair with Valerie) has disturbed, yes, a vast nest of mutant ants. And boy, are those ants mad. When the Department of Health gets involved, things get all kinds of fun.

Oh, Guerdon Trueblood, how I love thee. How long did it take you to bang this script out, an hour? Less? It's quite nicely summed up by one of the characters, inserted into the movie just so the ants will have another target, who says breathlessly to her new boyfriend, "and to think, this morning I didn't even know you." (Later that morning, however, they knew one another very, very well. Ah, the swingin' seventies.) the characters are far too thin to be cardboard. Onionskin, perhaps. The plot is about as solid as an acid-eaten piece of PVC pipe. The music (the only score to which Ken Richmond's name was ever attached, at least according to IMDB) comes straight out of the adult film industry. Can say one good thing about it: the ant special effects are about a thousand times better than those of more recent killer-ant CGI-fests on the Sci-Fi Channel. (I assume that real ants were used for most of the shots; amusingly, whatever they used to get the ants where they wanted them was painted in swirls, and so you see meandering rivers of ants wandering down, say, a hotel corridor. I kept wondering why everyone was so scared of a six-inch-wide trail of ants working its way down a six-foot-wide hallway. Why not just step around them?)

This is, truly, an awful movie in every respect, but I have to admit-- the kid-in-the-dumpster scene that gave me such nightmares when I was nine years old? Yeah. That still creeped me right the [censored for Amazon consumption] out. **
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It ain't Shakespeare, or even Sci-Fi channel productions, bu
John D. Page | usa | 04/01/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"First off Suzanne Somers is in this one for about 5 min. total(most of it in a bed sheet) so don't think she's the star, Robert Foxworth is and as cheap horror movies for T.V. go(1977) this isn't that bad. You get what you pay for though(if you pay over 2.00 dollars ,you've payed too much) so sit back and watch ants wipe out a resort."