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Black Swarm
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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]


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.



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.


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


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]


  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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31 news items

Valdosta Daily Times
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 03:08:09 -0700

Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 6:00 am. Saved by the Swarm By Jamie Wachter The Valdosta Daily Times Valdosta Daily Times. POWDER SPRINGS — When Valdosta State needed it most, the Black Swarm delivered. Not once, but twice. With the No.

Calgary Herald (blog)

Calgary Herald (blog)
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12:18:45 -0700

Winning, who usually divides his time between Los Angeles and Calgary, has carved out a long history as a gun-for-hire director with a penchant for guiding actors such as Bruce Dern (Swamp Devil), Robert Englund (Black Swarm) and Kevin Sorbo ...
V Spectator
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:37:30 -0700

The Blazers will have one thing on their mind this Saturday when they line up to play the University of North Alabama: revenge. No. 21 Valdosta State (2-1, 0-1) will pack their bags and head to Florence, Alabama and take on No. 5 North Alabama (2-0, 1 ...
Valdosta Daily Times
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:07:30 -0700

For the 2-0 Blazers, those chances begin defensively where the Black Swarm has shined so far this season. Against high-powered offenses from Albany State and Winston-Salem State, which was ranked No. 12 last week, VSU has allowed just 176 yards ...
Creston News Advertiser
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:34:09 -0700

... trip to Iowa City for my first game in Kinnick Stadium to watch the Hawkeyes take on the Cyclones. It was awesome to watch the black swarm rush the field to start the game and be part of the environment that the Hawkeyes depend on from their home ...
V Spectator
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:22:30 -0700

The “Black Swarm” was successful in pressuring the Rams' quarterbacks with nine hurries, never letting them get any real momentum moving the ball. They will look for the same results and effort in rushing the passer this week when heraldedDelta State ...

Merced Sun-Star

Merced Sun-Star
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:04:43 -0700

I finally caught it, and I just saw a black swarm going into the end zone.” After the Gauchos went three-and-out on their next possession, Byrd scored on a 60-yard run on Merced's next play to give the Bears a 21-0 lead. Byrd later added a 60-yard ...


V Spectator
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 10:26:15 -0700

Turnovers were the name of the game tonight as the “Black Swarm” were able to force turnovers as the offense turned that into 21 points. “I was really proud of our defense,” Dean said “they were flying to the ball all night… we talked all summer about ...

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