About

As a result of nuclear testing, gigantic, ferocious mutant ants appear in the American desert southwest, and a father-daughter team of entomologists join forces with the state police officer who first discovers their existence, an FBI agent and, eventually, the US Army to eradicate the menace, before it spreads across the continent, and the world.

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Directed by

Gordon Douglas

Written by

Ted Sherdeman (Screenplay)
Russell S. Hughes (Adaptation)
George Worthing Yates (Story)

Runtime

94 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The Amazing New Warner Bros. Sensation!

Cast

Keywords

monster desert army giant monster fbi atomic bomb new mexico entomologist ant animal horror mutation radiation martial law psychiatric ward storm drain general store giant ants ant's nest giant insect scientist heroine southwest desert state police officer drunk ward formic acid traumatized child silly drunk mysterious footprint cyanide grenade worried mother atomic mutation ant eggs winged ant

Photos

Lists

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Effects, Special Effects