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Name That Trauma:: Joshua K. on a Purse Full of Bees

March 31st, 2015 by unkle lancifer · 5 Comments

I was wondering if anyone recognized this film or television show. It was clearly filmed in the ’80s. In the scene, a woman’s purse is nabbed by two men, who proceed to take it into an elevator while making their escape. When they open the purse, it proves to be full of bees, which sting the men. I believe one man drops over dead, while the other runs out of the elevator and into the streets, getting hit by a car. Can anyone guess where this is from?

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Mar 31, 2015 at 11:25 pm


    Jeff Nelson on Facebook suggested THE BEES from 1978 and it looks like he is correct!

    Here is a review from bmovisemaniacs…

    “Cut to Sandra in the elevator in John Norman’s (John Saxon) California apartment building. Two muggers attack Sandra in the elevator and immediately open her cosmetic bag. Standard behavior so far. Sandra, a natural beauty has no need for make-up so in her bag she carries bees. The killer bees run amok and kill the muggers.”

    and here is the scene:

  • 2 bdwilcoxNo Gravatar // Mar 31, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Looks like they made a beeline for the exit.

  • 3 GrokensteinNo Gravatar // Apr 3, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    It should be noted that Vinegar Syndrome is planning to give The Bees its first DVD release soon (plus a DVD/BD release for Alberto Zacharias’ other horror mess-terpiece, Demonoid: Messenger of Death).

  • 4 GrokensteinNo Gravatar // Apr 3, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    I mean, Alfredo Zacharias. Dang.

  • 5 jmkennned123No Gravatar // Apr 5, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    This is Joshua K and I want to say thanks everyone for helping solve this mystery. It was totally the Bees!

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