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The Hellstrom Chronicle

1971 Rated G 1hr 30m

Featuring stunning microphotography of a variety of insects, this quasi-documentary presents itself as the creation of (fictional) Swedish entomologist Dr. Hellstrom (Lawrence Pressman), who warns that bugs are taking over the world. And with ultra close-ups of wars between ant colonies and a gigantic praying mantis practicing cannibalism, it's easy to believe. This unusual blend of horror film and nature study won an Oscar for Best Documentary.

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Movie Details

1972 Academy Award®
  • Best Documentary Feature
General audiences. All ages admitted.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.