Phase IV (1974)

Phase IV

Directed by Saul Bass

1974 • PG • English • 83 min.

Iconic graphic designer Saul Bass (he did the opening credits sequence for Psycho and the movie poster for The Shining) directed this film about ants that gain hyper-intelligence (thanks to a mysterious cosmic event) and proceed to take over the world. Notable for lots of killer macro photography and its quiet, creepy mood.

Cast: Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick

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