The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971)
Might bugs take over the planet? Long before "Catfish" called into question the dividing line between fact and fakery, this Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary sounds the alarm about the tiny critters that could become our insect overlords through the fictitious person of Professor Nils Hellstrom (Lawrence Pressman). The film boasts wild microphotography dramatizing the savage world of the praying mantis, ant, termite, and gypsy moth. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Academy Award ®
Winner: Best Documentary Feature