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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
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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PEG TILLERY | The mystery of the teensy black swarm. Peg Tillery is a WSU Kitsap Extension agent. Check out her blog at http://pugetsoundblogs.com/plant-life. You also can reach her at ptillery@co.kitsap.wa.us or call 360- 337-7224. 2:20 PM, Dec 27, 2011.

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