The Hive
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Individually they're harmless pests, easily stomped out and ignored. Now, multiply their number by 200 million. Give them a hive mind, a mission, and an insatiable desire for human flesh. What happens then? Dr. Horace "Len" Lennart (Kal Weber, Mile High), a young scientist who runs Thorax Industries extermination service in Los Angeles, is dispatched with his colleague Bill (Tom Wopat, The Dukes of Hazzard) to wipe out a threat in the jungles of Ban Tao. Days earlier, a mass of flesh-eating Army ants attacked and killed hundreds of workers in a mine. Len's ex-girlfriend Claire Dubois (Elizabeth Healy), a highly ethical entomologist and activist vegan who strongly opposes the annihilation of any species, is against the mission. But even she becomes concerned when Len fears that the ants have developed a kind of "hive mind" as witnessed by the perfect O-shaped crop circles the creatures created. Their mass intelligence makes them far more formidable than anyone previously believed. When an even stronger swarm is reported, Claire arrives as an observer. 200 million Army ants are moving as one giant mass through the jungles, devouring every thing in its path. In the midst of the rescue mission, they snatch a young Brazilian girl, Ying (Elizabeth Bodner), out of harm's way and take her with them. Outnumbered and facing certain death, Len, Claire, and Ying are suddenly rescued themselves—by none other than a team of the ants which leads them to an isolated cave complex. Here, the bizarre intention and origins of the crawling killers is made astonishingly clear by the Queen of the Hive Mind. It's a scheme that not only changes Len's position on an ultimate extermination plan developed by the U.S. Army, but rocks the very future of the planet as well. When these ants come crawling, classic horror gets a contemporary twist—and an unearthly invasion gets the upper hand.
Starring Tom Wopat, Kal Weber, Elizabeth Healey
Director Peter Manus