Friday, April 15, 2016

Invasion of the Bee Girls

Invasion of the Bee Girls (also known as Graveyard Tramps) is a 1973 horror/soft-core porn film, in which a female mad scientist changes women so that they can kill men with sex. Like bees. Because, you know, the way insects mate... Oddly, it's written by Nicholas Meyer, who is better known for his work on Star Trek 2 and 4 and 6. What was he thinking!

"Are you talking about sexual exhaustion? He didn't have any history of heart problems."

via Youtube:

Moria says,
Invasion of the Bee Girls is cheerfully an exploitation film. Every single member of the substantial female cast list gets topless, for example. What sets it above any other exploitation film is its tongue-in-cheek cheerfulness. First, there is the outrageously silly premise – women injecting radiation-mutated bee venom to become queen bee creatures that exhaust the town’s menfolk in the heat of sexual passion.
1000 Misspent Hours thinks it belongs in the so-bad-it's-good category and says,
Once they took it upon themselves to poke fun at the escalating battle of the sexes by making a movie upon this ridiculous premise, writer Nicholas Meyer and director Denis Sanders went about their business as if there were nothing ridiculous about it at all. And in so doing, they made it possible to enjoy Invasion of the Bee Girls at whichever level you prefer.
Weird Wild Realm closes with this: "It's an effective, wacky, cute & dumbass film worth checking out if you're at all a "B" film fan, pun inescapable." Roger Ebert calls it "the best schlock soft-core science fiction movie since maybe "The Vengeance of She"" and "What salvages this somewhat unlikely plot is the movie's sense of style." Rotten Tomatoes has a 43% critics score.


  1. I'm laughing all the way to this comment. Love the critics' reviews and your take in this film I have never seen and probably never will. Had fun laughing at the review, though. It was certainly worth the read.

    1. Some people seem to have entirely too much fun making movies lol

  2. I had to check this out. Hilarious! And some Richard Strauss thrown in for the final credits... LOL ... like putting a marble stair on an outhouse.

    1. Yes, as if the marble stairs were perfectly in order. I mean it's so ridiculous but done so seriously lol