Phase IV
  • Directors(s)

    Saul Bass

  • Production Year

    1974

  • Genre(s)

    Horror, Science Fiction

  • Approx. running minutes

    113m

  • Cast

    Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick, Helen Horton, Alan Gifford, Robert Henderson

Film

Phase IV

infrequent strong language, moderate horror
  • Directors(s)

    Saul Bass

  • Production Year

    1974

  • Genre(s)

    Horror, Science Fiction

  • Approx. running minutes

    113m

  • Cast

    Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, Lynne Frederick, Helen Horton, Alan Gifford, Robert Henderson

PHASE IV is a sci-fi horror, from 1974, in which a cosmic event has a sinister effect on an ant population near a remote town. The film is followed by a short 1984 sci-fi film, QUEST, in which a chosen person embarks on a perilous mission in a future where the human life span is only eight days.

Language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**ked') and milder terms including 'sons of bitches', 'God' and 'Jesus'.

Threat and horror

People flee in panic from a swarm of ants, but are caught in a insecticide spray. A corpse is discovered with small holes in its hand from which ants emerge. A man falls into a pit and it is implied he is consumed by ants.

There is mild injury detail, in which a man's hand swells up following an ant bite.

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Phase IVCinema84m 4sC.I.C. (UK)14/08/1974
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Phase IVPhysical media + VOD/Streaming113m 6s101 Films Limited03/03/2020
Phase IVPhysical media + VOD/Streaming113m 6s101 Films Limited03/03/2020
Phase IVPhysical media + VOD/Streaming79m 58sCIC Video13/09/1985
  • Classified date

    03/03/2020

  • BBFC reference

    CVF016031

  • Language

    English