Horror Movies and TV The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects  

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List Rules Spiders aren't insects! They have their own list, which is linked below in the description.

Horror movies about insects are not really a thing anymore, but there are plenty of decent scary insect movies to fall back on if you're craving a film about killer bugs. This list ranks the best killer insect and bug movies, voted on by horror fans like you. There are films like The Fly about a man who is spliced with an insect, while other scary bug movies like The Swarm or Mimic see deadly insects who are trying to kill and eat their victims.

If it's horror movies about ants you are looking for, check out Them! or Empire of the Ants, two classic films that feature killer ants. Other insect horror movies include The Deadly Mantis, Black Swarm, and The Wasp Woman.

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Mimic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
Mimic Josh Brolin, Mira Sorvino, Norman Reedus Mimic is an American 1997 science fiction horror film co-written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, based on a short story of the same name by Donald A. Wollheim. Del Toro was unhappy with the ...more

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The Fly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
The Fly Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg The Fly is a 1986 American science fiction horror film directed and co-written by David Cronenberg. Produced by Brooksfilms and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film stars Jeff Goldblum, ...more

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Them! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
Them! Leonard Nimoy, James Arness, Fess Parker Them! is a 1954 American black-and-white science fiction film from Warner Bros. Pictures produced by David Weisbart, directed by Gordon Douglas, and starring James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan ...more

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The Fly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
The Fly Vincent Price, David Hedison, Herbert Marshall The Fly is a 1958 American science fiction-horror film produced and directed by Kurt Neumann. The screenplay was written by James Clavell, from the short story of the same name by George ...more

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The Swarm is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
The Swarm Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland The Swarm is a 1978 science fiction monster horror film about a killer bee invasion of Texas. It was adapted from a novel of the same name by Arthur Herzog. The director was Irwin Allen, and the ...more

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Empire of the Ants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
Empire of the Ants Joan Collins, Albert Salmi, Robert Pine Empire of the Ants is a 1977 science fiction horror film co-scripted and directed by Bert I. Gordon. Based very loosely on the short story Empire of the Ants by H.G. Wells, the film involves a ...more

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The Naked Jungle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
The Naked Jungle Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker, William Conrad The Naked Jungle is a 1954 film directed by Byron Haskin, and starring Charlton Heston and Eleanor Parker. Telling the story of an attack of army ants on a Brazilian cocoa plantation, it was ...more

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Killer Bees is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
Killer Bees Kate Jackson, Gloria Swanson, Craig Stevens Killer Bees is a 1974 made for TV horror movie featuring Gloria Swanson that originally aired on ABC on February 26, 1974. The film, which was directed by Curtis Harrington, had a very small ...more

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The Deadly Mantis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
The Deadly Mantis Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Pat Conway The Deadly Mantis is a 1957 science fiction film produced by William Alland for Universal-International. It was directed by Nathan Juran from a screenplay by Martin Berkeley, and starred Craig ...more

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Ticks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
Ticks Seth Green, Clint Howard, Alfonso Ribeiro Ticks is a 1993 direct-to-video horror film starring Peter Scolari, Seth Green, Rosalind Allen, Ami Dolenz, Alfonso Ribeiro, and Clint Howard.

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It Happened at Lakewood Manor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
It Happened at Lakewood Manor Suzanne Somers, Myrna Loy, Brian Dennehy It Happened at Lakewood Manor is a 1977 television film. The cast includes Lynda Day George, Suzanne Somers, Myrna Loy, Brian Dennehy and Bernie Casey.

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The Fly II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
The Fly II Jeff Goldblum, Eric Stoltz, Daphne Zuniga The Fly II is a 1989 science fiction horror film starring Eric Stoltz and Daphne Zuniga. It was directed by Chris Walas as a sequel to the 1986 Academy Award-winning film The Fly, itself a ...more

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Mimic 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
Mimic 2 Jon Polito, Edward Albert, Will Estes Mimic 2 is a 2001 science fiction horror film, directed by Jean de Segonzac, with a script inspired by a short story of the same name by Donald A. Wollheim. The movie was a direct-to-DVD sequel ...more

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Mimic 3: Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
Mimic 3: Sentinel Rebecca Mader, Alexis Dziena, Lance Henriksen Mimic 3: Sentinel is a 2003 science fiction horror film, directed by JT Petty, with a script inspired by a short story of the same name by Donald A. Wollheim. The movie was a direct-to-DVD ...more

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The Black Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
The Black Scorpion Mara Corday, Richard Denning, Carlos Rivas The Black Scorpion is a 1957 Mexican-American horror film released by Warner Brothers, with stop motion special effects created by Willis O'Brien.

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Phase IV is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
Phase IV Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport, David Healy Phase IV is a 1974 American science fiction film. It is the only feature-length film directed by graphic designer and filmmaker Saul Bass. It starred Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport and Lynne ...more

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Phenomena is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
Phenomena Jennifer Connelly, Daria Nicolodi, Dalila Di Lazzaro

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Monster from Green Hell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
Monster from Green Hell Jim Davis, Barbara Turner Monster from Green Hell is a 1957 science-fiction B movie shown as a double-feature to the 1957 film The Brain from Planet Arous. It is also seen as a clone of Them!.

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The Wasp Woman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
The Wasp Woman Anthony Eisley, Susan Cabot, Roy Gordon The Wasp Woman is a science fiction film produced and directed by Roger Corman which was completed in 1959. To pad out the running time when the film was released to television two years later, ...more

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Beginning of the End is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
Beginning of the End Peter Graves, Peggie Castle, Richard Benedict Beginning of the End is a 1957 American science fiction film directed by Bert I. Gordon and starring Peter Graves and Peggie Castle. The film is about an agricultural scientist who has ...more

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Black Swarm is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
Black Swarm Robert Englund, Jayne Heitmeyer, Robert Higden Black Swarm is a 2007 Canadian suspense film directed by David Winning. Actor Robert Englund plays a mysterious beekeeper who has a secret to hide in the small town of Black Stone.

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The Bees is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
The Bees Gerald Ford, John Carradine, John Saxon The Bees is a 1978 horror film about South American bees imported to the USA, where they wreak havoc.

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Mosquito Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
Mosquito Man Musetta Vander, Corin Nemec, Christa Campbell Mansquito, also known as Mosquitoman, is a 2005 Syfy Pictures original film, directed by Tibor Takács, and stars Corin Nemec, Musetta Vander and Matt Jordon. It shares many similarities ...more

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Bug Buster is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
Bug Buster Katherine Heigl, George Takei, Randy Quaid Bug Buster is a 1998 American comedy horror film directed by Lorenzo Doumani. It is the only known film to be written by Malick Khoury. In the United Kingdom, this film was released under the ...more

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The Strange World of Planet X is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
The Strange World of Planet X Forrest Tucker, Alec Mango, Gaby Andre The Strange World of Planet X is a British science fiction horror film, and a cautionary tale about science. It was also known as Cosmic Monsters, The Crawling Terror, The Cosmic Monster, and ...more

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Infestation is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Insects
Infestation Linda Park, Brooke Nevin, Ray Wise Infestation is a 2009 Horror-Comedy feature film by American writer/director Kyle Rankin. It was produced by Mel Gibson's Icon Entertainment and starring Chris Marquette, E. Quincy Sloan, Brooke ...more