EMPIRE OF THE ANTS (1977)

Director: Bert I. Gordon. Cast: Joan Collins, Robert Lansing, John David Carson

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Ants tuck into some radioactive waste, mutate into man-sized monsters (of course) and start snacking on a bunch of real estate speculators. “It’s no picnic!” but this camp classic is a feast of hammy acting, awful dialogue – “I wish I hadn’t seen Charlie die like that!” – and crappy special effects that look like giant ant heads being shoved into the faces of screaming actors. Joan Collins, in her most embarrassing role ever, suffers the added indignity of spending the entire movie in a pair of beige K-Mart culottes.