Phase IV
Phase IV (1974)

In this moody sci-fi outing, the Earth is overrun by newly evolved gigantic genius ants from Arizona that eat everything in their paths leaving a trio of scientists to figure out how to stop them. The film is the directorial debut of… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: June 3, 2008
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Shane Burridge

Should forever dispel anyone's image of ants as little black dots

David Cornelius

A killer bug flick upgraded for the downbeat 70s, a small scale B-picture reworked for the post-2001 hard sci-fi set.

Full review…
Bill Gibron

With its amazing bug footage, and psychobabble scripting, it's The Hellstrom Chronicle (an obvious influence) taken into Twilight Zone territory

Full review…
More reviews for Phase IV

Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
Saul Bass was celebrated for the opening animated sequences to several Hitchcock films and he lends his unerringly highbrow directorial debut 'Phase… More
Sylvester Kuo
If this was a documentary on ants then it may have actually been good!? Phase IV is a low budget schlock sci-fi film about gigantic ants terrorizing Arizona.… More
Ken Stachnik
How did Saul Bass not direct more films? This little gem from 1974 is AWESOMELY shot. Did I mention the cinematographers name was Dick Bush? So much amazing… More
Christopher Brown
Saul Bass kicks ass! After making many memorable opening credit sequences Bass finally makes his directorial debut. Artistic, gorgeous and disturbing,… More
Eric Broome
"Phase IV" is an oddball, low-budget sci-fi flick from that heady, post-"2001: A Space Odyssey" era before "Star Wars" ruined the… More