Known as "The Master Of 1970s Disaster" films, Irwin Allen directs this Oscar-nominated monster horror film which packs a real sting when a swarm of giant killer bees spread destruction.and terror.
This film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. and the cast includes Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Richard Chamberlain, Olivia de Havilland, Ben Johnson, Lee Grant, Patty Duke, Slim Pickens, Bradford Dillman, Fred MacMurray (appearing in his final film), and Henry Fonda.
Catastophic disaster is very close after an entomologist Brad Crane (Michael Caine) explains the death of soldiers at a secret military base are the victims of killers bees; he's been tracking huge swarms of the things and fears they'll kill millions before they're through. Eventually, the president asks Crane to lead the battle against the killer insects and he assembles a team of eminent scientists, but pesticides, firebombing, nor the talent of scientist Dr. Krim (Henry Fonda) seems to stop this deadly force. Meanwhile, the bees overpower a family picnic in nearby Marysville; only the son, Paul (Christian Juttner), escapes with his life. The team race to try and exterminate the menacing swarm before it's too late.