Phase IV – it really is scary, honest

A little while ago, I nominated Phase IV as one of the scariest movies ever made. I’m not sure anyone believed me. That’s probably because the trailer is so rubbish.

So here’s the first nine minutes or so, which are just very eerie indeed and should give you the creeps. If you fear insects, don’t watch it; if you don’t fear insects, you will by the end of it.

Don’t look at the ants. Don’t be paranoid. Of course they’re not conspiring against you.


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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