It Happened at Lakewood Manor (1977)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Natural Horror  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Review by Cavett Binion

This silly but fun made-for-TV movie involves swarms of ants laying waste to a buffet of Love Boat guest-stars at a chi-chi lakeside resort. It seems an overabundance of environmentally unsafe chemicals have goaded the little fellas into staging a massive, organized uprising against bipedal polluters ... granted, a similar animals-vs-man premise was already tackled in the far superior Frogs, but that film didn't offer viewers the singular joy of seeing a pre-Three's Company Suzanne Somers shrieking her head off as stagehands pelt her with what looks like thousands of raisins. Poor acting and badly-mounted suspense make for a premise slightly less horrifying than a plundered picnic basket.