“Give unto the hive mind”

Films: Black Swarm (2007)

Alias: None

Type: Man-Made

Location: Civilized Area

Height/Weight: That of average wasps.

Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Evil

Summary: This may not be the first time bugs had made us into vessels for their ways of life, but it always stands out when it happens. And now, we have a new strain of human harvesters, perhaps even worse than the last ones...

History: A mad scientist has bred a massive swarm of genetically-modified wasps for the government to use. But he was unable to control what he had created, and the wasps began attacking both friend and foe. Now, they prowl all of Black Stone, New York, killing everyone in their path and turning many of them into walking hives for them to control. That, or they take them back to their large actual nest to feed upon. Very few stand a chance of evading the black swarm...

Notable Kills: Any time you see someone with even one sting, you know that they're dead men walking. Oh, and they might have a million wasps working the body in there.

Final Fate: After their nest is found, the place is blown to Hell with all of the wasps in it. All but a few, actually...

Powers/Abilities: The black swarm has record-breaking amounts of venom in each stinger. And if they don't want to just kill you, they can infest your body and use you like thousands of little puppeteers. If you run out of usefulness, they'll just explode the body.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 4-Crappy CGI notwithstanding, this is one of the most scarily powerful swarms around. A buzzing nightmare that isn't even content with leaving your corpse as a horrible malformed showcase of stings. It'll turn you into a shambling vegetable of a hive just to get at everyone else. It almost makes you grateful that our own genetically modified killer bees are nowhere near as sadistic.

Trivia: -Director David Winning and several other people who worked on this film were actually people who worked on the cult hit Nickelodeon show "Are You Afraid of the Dark?".

-Parasitic wasps that incubate within other creatures' bodies have been a thing since the Permian period, and come in all sorts of horrific forms. From the beautiful jewel wasp that rips off the cockroach's antennae to lure it into its nest to the infamous spider wasps and tarantula hawks, it's safe to say that we should be grateful that they haven't graduated to humans...yet.


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We see them from here and everything seems fine.

As you can see, they haven't quite got the hang of non-honey products.
"Something itches."

Worst acupuncture ever.

Well, the queen's been rather busy, hasn't she?
It's easy for them to do this with the usual CEO. They're always empty inside.


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