Genocide 1968

All the insects on Earth become wild and attack humans, causing Armageddon.

The Cast

Keisuke Sonoi-Yoshito Nagumo
Yûsuke Kawazu-Jozi Akiyama
Emi Shindô-Yukari Akiyama
Reiko Hitomi-Junko Komuro
Eriko Sono-Nagumo's Assistant
Kathy Horan-Annabelle
Chico Lourant-Charlie
Ralph Jesser-Lieutenant Gordon

The Director: Kazui Nihonmatsu
The Writers: Kingen Amada, Susumu Takaku
Music by: Shunsuke Kikuchi

Film Trivia

Genocide was co-written by Susumu Takaku, an anime and live-action screenwriter. The films staff includes Shizuo Hirase as the cinematographer who also worked on the Shochiku films The X from Outer Space and Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell.
Genocide was released in Japan on 9 November 1968. It was released as a double feature with The Living Skeleton. The film was released in the United States by Shochiku Films of America in 1969. The film was promoted under the title War of the Insects on this release.
The Criterion Collection released Genocide on DVD in a compilation set titled When Horror Came to Shochiku through their Eclipse label. The box set was released on November 20, 2012.