PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. ...See full summary »
Science Fiction writer Barry N. Maltzberg wrote a novel based on Mayo Simon's original script. As a result, the ending of the novel differs from the film.
James R. Lesko:
We knew then, that we were being changed... and made part of their world. We didn't know for what purpose... but we knew, we would be told.
The ant-queens seen are actually a species of wasps. This choice has been most probably made as to not seriously disturb several ant-states. However, ant-queens shed their wings when going into pregnancy and developing the huge white abdomen. It needs to be remarked that the choice for not ripping out the wasps' wings speaks in favor for the film makers.
The Paramount logo is not shown at the start of the film, and there are no opening credits.
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