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Directed by Saul Bass • 1974 • United Kingdom, United States
Starring Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick
The sole feature directed by graphic-design visionary Saul Bass is a brain-warping science-fiction freak-out in which a mysterious cosmic force turns a colony of ants in the Arizona desert into hyper-intelligent mutants intent on destroying humanity. A psychotropic wonder of trippy optical effects—including giant close-ups of the insects that render them terrifyingly alien—this creepy cult classic approaches the avant-garde in its hallucinatory vision of ecological terror.