Deadly Bees

1966

Freddie Francis
Director
Amicus
Production Company

Burned out singing sensation, Vicki Robbins, is packed off to a remote island to get some rest. Little does she know that one of the two local apiarists is working on Attack Bees!

Generally awful B-movie hampered by lethargic pacing and a plot twist that a three year old would tumble. Cast tries hard and the bees are squirm inducing - if you are phobic that way.

Critter impersonator, Percy Edwards, did all the dog barks and yelps as he has done for countless movies.

-The Sloth

Not quite awful; it’s perfectly competent technically and the performances are fine (especially the always welcome Katy Wild), but it is dull and predictable. That plot twist could be predicted by Amazon tribesmen who have never heard of the concept of cinema. One would expect a less daft script from Robert Bloch. Still, deserves better than the 3.7 it holds on IMDb (the ‘Mystery Science Theater’ factor, wherein all the witless cretins downvote a film because they saw puppets laughing at it). Just a typical unmemorable 1960s British horror film. And yes, Percy Edwards did do all the dog and animal noise; unfortunately his dog sounds like a guy going "woof woof" in an English accent.

-Dave W.


23rd December 1966
Cinema



83 mins
2.35:1


1st April 1967
Cinema



83 mins
2.35:1


27th October 2015
Blu-Ray



84 mins




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Suzanna Leigh
Vicki Robbins
Frank Finlay
H.W. Manfred
Guy Doleman
Ralph Hargrove
Catherine Finn
Mary Hargrove
John Harvey
Thompson
Michael Ripper
David Hawkins
Anthony Bailey
Compere
Tim Barrett
Harcourt
James Cossins
Coroner
Frank Forsyth
Doctor
Katy Wild
Doris Hawkins
Greta Farrer
Sister
Gina Gianelli
Secretary
Michael Gwynn
Dr. George Lang
Maurice Good
Vicki's Manager
Alister Williamson
Police Inspector
The Birds
Themselves
Kim Gardner
Himself - Member of The Birds
Pete McDaniels
Himself - Member of The Birds
Ali McKenzie
Himself - Member of The Birds
Tony Munroe
Himself - Member of The Birds
Ron Wood
Himself - Member of The Birds
Elkie Brooks
Vicki's Singing Voice
(uncredited)
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Cameraman
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Cameraman
Caron Gardner
Manager's Secretary
(uncredited)
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Man at Inquest
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Man at Inquest
Percy Edwards
Voice: Tess the Dog
(uncredited)
Tess
Tess the Dog

Dave Wright: Revised Screencaps & Notes