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Black Swarm
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Written by Todd Samovitz
Ethlie Ann Vare
Directed by David Winning
Starring Sebastien Roberts
Sarah Allen
Robert Englund
Rebecca Windheim
Theme music composer Mario Sévigny
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Irene Litinsky
Robert Halmi Sr.
Robert Halmi Jr.
Michael Prupas
Editor(s) Simon Webb
Cinematography Daniel Vincelette
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) RHI Entertainment
Distributor Genius Entertainment
Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)
Original release
  • 7 December 2007 (2007-12-07) (United Kingdom)

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 nine-year-old 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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El Paso Times
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 23:14:11 -0700

The greatest game I ever saw was in 2001 when two undefeated titans of high school football played when Andress High School hosted Franklin High School and the Black Swarm defense. Tony Grijalva was in his first season as head coach of the Cougars.

Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Observer
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:35:35 -0700

Cohen played with the IFL from 2009 through 2012 on the Beersheva Black Swarm team. He played running back, then switched to quarterback. IFL rules are the same as American football rules, according to Cohen. “The padding is the same. Everything is ...


Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:00:00 -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 ...

Bristol Post

Bristol Post
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 02:21:52 -0800

Me and my wife, Christine, who is 68, returned home one day and looked up at the window and we just saw a huge black swarm. "At that point I decided I had had enough. It is affecting my and my wife's health, and being a former ambulance officer, I know ...
Valdosta Daily Times
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 03:08:51 -0700

Valdosta State's offense comes alive, narrowly defeating the 'Black Swarm' 59-55. 0. Share. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn. Google+ Pinterest Email. Share this with your friends! From. To. Compose your message. Say something about this... Share. share image.

CBS Local

CBS Local
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:17:51 -0700

WALLKILL, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A huge colony of bees caused quite a fright for one family in Wallkill, Orange County. “I couldn't get out of my truck one day because there was a big, black swarm like something you'd see in a move,” Brian Paffenroth ...
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:54:16 -0800

In another cold and wet affair, the Be'er Sheva “Travel Leaders” Black Swarm blanked the Mazkeret Batya “RC Cola” Silverbacks 8-0. The Swarm (3-3) prevailed by getting two scores in the fourth and final frame. After a sloppy game in which neither ...

Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem Post
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:00:13 -0800

... as they hepled overcome a monster game by Underdogs' rookie defensive end Rudi Rattner, who had 17 tackles, including 8 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks In another cold and wet affair, the Beersheba Black Swarm blanked the Mazkeret Batya Silverbacks ...

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