Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)

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Available on Netflix Streaming, as of 10/17/2012
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Invasion of the Bee Girls is pretty much the perfect “B” movie.

It’s full of bad acting, ridiculous plot points, terrible dialog and poor special effects, and yet, that perfect recipe for disaster makes for a highly watchable film.

Part of what really sells Invasion is it’s earnest approach to the material. It’s pretty high camp from the beginning, but you never once feel the film is trying to put one over on you. Recent films often try and sell you a predetermined cult film status with (not so) sly audience acknowledgements. Bee girls forgoes those winks at the camera though and It’s all the better for it.

All of the expected components of a grindhouse feature are present, and for fans of weird/mad science, the Queen Bee transformation sequence is not to be missed.

If you enjoy the occasional midnight movie, you’ll find this one to be the bees knees.


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