15 Horror Movies About Insects That Repellents Won’t Save From

Not only girls squeal if they find some cockroach on their clothes. Entomophobia – fear of insects – even adult men are susceptible, for example, spiders cause more fear and increased heart rate in every tenth American than firearms. This selection contains the most frightening horror films about insects, where the heroes will face more serious tests than a fly in a borscht.

Roy (2020)

The action of the novelty of the movie takes place on a farm where the widow Virginie is trying to establish a business . After the death of her husband, the woman was left with two children. Neighbors breed goats, and the widow relies on exotic locusts. Insect meal is in high demand due to its high protein content, but the business is sluggish and the family suffers losses. Unexpectedly, it turns out that the locust begins to grow stronger and multiply after drinking human blood.

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Original title:
La nuée

Actors:
Sulian Brahim, Sofiane Cammes, Marie Narbonne …

Country:
France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.2, IMDb – 5.3

Age restrictions:
16+


Stung (2015)

The top horror films about bugs continue with a sparkling European comedy that fans of black humor will appreciate . Julia organizes holidays with her ward Paul. To hold a banquet, it is necessary to prepare an old manor, and the business woman carefully thinks through the smallest details. Julia took into account everything except for the uninvited guests – giant wasps, but the bloodthirsty stinging monsters will appear in the midst of the holiday.

Original title:
Stung

Actors:
Matthew O’Leary, Jessica Cooke, Clifton Collins Jr.

Country:
Germany

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.4, IMDb – 5.1

Age Limits :
18+


Dragon Wasps (2012)

Scientist Gina Humphreys gathers an expedition to find her father, who has disappeared without a trace in the impenetrable African jungle. The group is accompanied by the military, ready to protect travelers from aggressive natives and violent rebels. However, the real danger is represented by huge mutant wasps, from which no one has yet managed to escape alive.

Original title:
Dragonwasps

Actors:
Corinne Nemec, Dominica Volsky, Nicolette Noel …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 3.5, IMDb – 3.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Invasion (2009)

Foreign horror movie about insects will introduce viewers to the chronic loser Cooper. The guy has no friends, colleagues treat him with disdain, and another delay becomes the reason for dismissal. It is at this moment that luck turns to Cooper, because he manages to avoid death. The guy wakes up in a cocoon of a strong web and, together with a few survivors, is trying to find salvation outside the city, teeming with giant spiders.

Original title:
Infestation

Actors:
Chris Marquette, Brooke Nevin, Kinsey Packard …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.3, IMDb – 5.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Black Swarm (2007)

A provincial American town is attacked by mutant wasps that instantly kill people. The survivors turn into bloodthirsty zombies, and local sheriff Devin Hall starts his own investigation . An entomologist is sent to help the detective, but the partner is not interested in a quality check. The military is involved in the case, so the scientist was ordered to slow down the investigation by any means.

Original title:
Black Swarm

Actors:
Sebastien Roberts, Sarah Allen, Jane Heitmeyer …

Country:
Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.8, IMDb – 3.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Locust Day (2005)

The plot of the horror film about giant insects is developing so rapidly that it is impossible to tear yourself away from the screen. Deputy Minister of Agriculture Maddy Riordan comes to one of the laboratories with an inspection. A woman reveals the illegal activities of a scientist who, in the course of an experiment, breeds a dangerous species of locust. Maddie demands that the lab be shut down immediately, but several hybrid insects manage to break free.

Original title:
Locusts

Actors:
Lucy Lawless, John Heard, Dylan Neal …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.7, IMDb – 3.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Spider Attack (2002)

While transporting radioactive waste, a container of poisonous chemicals accidentally falls out of a truck, and the hazardous substances pollute the local lake. An unsuspecting entomologist uses insects from a pond to feed his spiders – and soon notices with horror the monstrous changes. Tarantulas turn into fierce predators and begin to hunt people , but the inhabitants of the area are ready to fight back against an unusual threat.

Original title:
Eight Legged Freaks

Actors:
David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra, Scarlett Johansson…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.3, IMDb – 5.4

Age restrictions:
16+


Arachnid (2001)

A scary movie about killer insects inspires horror with the appearance of vile cannibal arthropods that people turn into after contact with an extraterrestrial virus. During the flight, an American Air Force pilot collides with an alien ship – and crashes on the island. Communication with the fighter is lost, so the military sends a rescue team. The expedition members have no idea what awaits them among the dense jungle.

Original title:
Arachnid

Actors :
Chris Potter, Alex Reed, Jose Sancho …

Country:
Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.3, IMDb – 3.9

Age limits :
16+


Cockroach Invasion (2000)

Surgeon Ben is forced to quit his job due to a drinking problem , before things get serious. In search of peace of mind, a man travels to a remote island, where he encounters a series of mysterious deaths. At first glance, it looks like people are dying of natural causes, but upon closer inspection, Ben discovers unusual bite marks.

Original title:
They Nest

Actors:
Thomas Calabro, Dean Stockwell, John Savage…

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.9, IMDb – 5.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Insect Attack (1998)

To protect crops, the mayor of a small American town uses banned chemicals, with unpredictable consequences. Residents manage to get rid of pests, but under the influence of hazardous substances, cockroaches begin to mutate into predators. American scary film with three-meter cockroaches, after which any bugs will seem cute, like kittens.

Original title:
Bug Buster

Actors:
Randy Quaid, Brenda Epperson Doumany, Katherine Heigl …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.1, IMDb – 4.0

Age restrictions:
18+


Mutants (trilogy, 1997, 2001, 2003)

America is covered by an epidemic of a deadly disease, the carriers of which are cockroaches. The scientists create the perfect weapon against pests – an insect that can kill infected bugs. The epidemic stops, but a few years later, a mysterious humanoid creature appears in New York, attacking people. Scientists find out that an artificially bred insect has gone through several stages of evolution, turning into a powerful predator.

Original title:
Mimic

Actors:
Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.0

Age restrictions:
18+


Killer Bees (1995)

The list of the best films about scary insects continues the story of a small California town. The Department of Agriculture is warning authorities of an impending attack by giant bees that have escaped from specially equipped hives. Local beekeeper Ken believes the information is exaggerated, since beneficial insects are not capable of becoming predators. A few days later, the man is forced to change his mind when the aggressive behavior of the bees leads to a series of tragic events.

Original title:
Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare

Actors:
Robert Hayes, Nancy Stafford, Ryan Phillippe…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.6, IMDb – 4.0

Age restrictions:
18+


Pincers (1993)

To improve the quality of crops, anabolics are sprayed on the fields, which trigger the rapid growth of plants. However, ticks are also exposed to chemicals, which begin to increase in size at lightning speed. Bloodthirsty creatures crawl in search of food – and prey is not long in coming. A group of teenagers arrive at the forest camp, and for some of them this vacation will be the last.

Original title:
Ticks

Actors:
Rosalind Allen, Amy Dolenz, Seth Green …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.3, IMDb – 5.5

Age restrictions:
18+


Fear of Spiders (1990)

The comedy thriller is named by film critics as one of the best insect horror films. In the Amazon jungle, an American explorer dies from a spider bite and the body is shipped to the United States, unaware of the threat lurking. A predatory insect is hiding inside the corpse – a dangerous creature, upon arrival, quickly adapts to new conditions and produces numerous offspring.

Original title:
Arachnophobia

Actors:
Jeff Daniels, Harley Jane Kozak, John Goodman…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
16+


Fly (1986)

Rounding out the selection is a highly rated horror film about a failed science experiment. Young genius Seth Brundle is experimenting with the use of teleportation, and the success of moving objects inspires the physicist to make another discovery. The man decides to take part in the experiment, but suddenly a fly flies into the sterile space. An insect changes the life of a scientist who turns into a scary creature.

Original title:
The Fly

Actors:
Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz …

Country:
USA, UK, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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