Phase IV

Phase IV
  • 1973
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Saul Bass
  • Written by: Mayo Simon
  • Cast: Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport, Lynne Frederick

Intelligent desert ants wage war on the local inhabitants. Two scientists (Murphy and Davenport) and mysterious stray girl Kendra (Frederick) is all that stands between them and victory. Title sequence designer legend Bass' feature debut. Thrilling, slow burning, overlooked 70s sci-fi horror. Bass relies on his visual skill to elevate this sci-fi above the rest.

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Phase IV

Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the local inhabitants. But two scientists fight back on behalf of humanity. Directed by graphic designer Saul Bass.

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