Dir: Bert I. Gordon, USA 1977, 80 mins
Little Earthquake and Flatpack Festival present The Queen Ant Made Me Do It! as part of Film Bug’s “Night of the Joans”. Our extra-special guest Joan Collins* welcomes you to Dreamland Shores and introduces a screening of her cult insect horror classic, Empire of the Ants.
Dress up in your finest 1970s gear, sip a mocktail and nibble some canapés as you watch Joan battling polluted swamp water, small-town hicks and cut-price special effects! Step over the creepy crawlies swigging radioactive waste from a burst oil drum in the foyer! Scream for your lives as papier mâché monsters rear their ugly heads on screen (and in the theatre)! Strike back by eating some of our deluxe edible insects! (Not suitable for vegetarians…). Sniff up the Queen Ant’s pheromone-filled smoke that makes you do her bidding to be in with a chance of winning a bottle of bubbly formic acid to take home!
“We just came for the free lunch! We didn’t want to BE the free lunch!”
*The management reserves the right to substitute a rubbish Joan Collins stand-in without prior notice, and that’s exactly what we will be doing.