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Black Swarm
BlackSwarm cover poster.jpg
Teaser Poster
Distributed by Genius Entertainment
Directed by David Winning
Produced by Irene Litinsky
Robert Halmi Sr.
Robert Halmi Jr.
Michael Prupas
Written by Todd Samovitz
Ethlie Ann Vare
Starring Sebastien Roberts
Sarah Allen
Robert Englund
Rebecca Windheim
Music by Mario Sévigny
Cinematography Daniel Vincelette
Editing by Simon Webb
Production company RHI Entertainment
Country Canada
Language English
Release date
  • 7 December 2007 (2007-12-07) (United Kingdom)
Running time 90 minutes

Black Swarm is a 2007 Canadian suspense film directed by David Winning. Actor Robert Englund plays a mysterious beekeeper who has a secret to hide in the small town of Black Stone.[1]

Plot[edit]

A widow, Deputy Sheriff Jane Kozik, moves from Manhattan to Black Stone, New York, with her daughter Kelsey Kozik. There, she expects to find a safe place to live. The day after moving, a homeless man is found dead in the tool shed of Jane's blind friend Beverly Rowe. Devin Hall and the entomologist Katherine Randell are summoned to help with the investigation. Devin is Jane's brother-in-law and former boyfriend, and Jane still has a crush on him. Meanwhile, Kelsey befriends the scientist Eli Giles, who has developed genetically modified wasps for the army as a weapon, and now he is trying to revert the process. When the wasps attack Black Stone, Jane, Devin and Eli team-up to attempt to destroy the swarm.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The movie was filmed in Montreal and surrounding small towns in July and August 2007.[citation needed] It is the 9th film of the Maneater Series.

Release[edit]

It was released on DVD by Genius Entertainment on February 3, 2009.[2]

Reception[edit]

Scott Foy of DreadCentral rated it 3.5/5 and called it "an above average effort from the Sci-Fi Channel that never insults your intelligence even though it does have its fair share of logic gaps."[3] Laura Burrows of IGN rated it 4/10 and called it "an awful film" with "terrible CGI".[4] Patrick Bromley of DVD Verdict describes it as having "terrible CGI effects" and "cheesy plotting and non-existent acting".[5] Justin Felix of DVD Talk called it a "celluloid atrocity", though he stated that it has a "certain Ed Wood B-movie charm to it.".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Horrors! The role of a lifetime". Montreal Gazette. 2007-08-20. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  2. ^ Miska, Brad (2008-12-15). "Robert Englund Toplines 'Black Swarm' DVD Release". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  3. ^ Foy, Scott (2008-08-19). "Black Swarm (DVD) Review". DreadCentral. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  4. ^ Burrows, Laura (2009-02-03). "Black Swarm DVD Review". IGN. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  5. ^ Bromley, Patrick (2009-01-30). "Black Swarm". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  6. ^ Felix, Justin (2009-02-03). "Black Swarm". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:01:41 -0800

The Haifa “Nemo's” Underdogs routed the host Petah Tikva “Glanelm” Troopers 36-14, while Be'er Sheva “Travel Leaders” Black Swarm erased an early deficit to top the Jerusalem “Sarel Tours” Kings 30-12. Meanwhile, the Tel Aviv “Hotel Gilgal” Pioneers ...

Haaretz

Haaretz
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:45:00 -0800

In Petah Tikva, the Troopers came away with their first victory of the season with a 20-8 victory over the visiting Black Swarm. Neither offense was particularly impressive as each team scored defensively in a low-scoring game. The Swarm got a safety ...

New York Classical Review

New York Classical Review
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:26:15 -0800

The crowd of partygoers, all dressed in black, swarm around her in Acts I and II, and her magnetism is such that she seems to dwarf the mass of people, shining out from their homogeneity. Her acting is unforced, and more essentially she sings the ...

TheBlaze.com

TheBlaze.com
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:00:38 -0800

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Valdosta Daily Times

Valdosta Daily Times
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 03:10:26 -0800

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Medical News Today

Medical News Today
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:11:15 -0800

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:55:00 -0800

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Elsewhere, the Tel Aviv Pioneers dominated the host Jerusalem Kings 74-14, the Petah Tikva Troopers beat the Beersheba Black Swarm 20-8 for their first victory of the season and the Jerusalem Lions topped the Mazkeret Batya Silverbacks 32-14.
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