Them! (1954)

Written by Ted Sherdeman, Russel Hughes and George Worthing Yates

Directed by Gordon Douglas

Starring Edmund Gwenn, James Whitmore and Leonard Nimoy

Plot : Early atomic testing mutates ants into giant man-eating monsters.

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For this movie i took into account that it was 1954 near the height of nuclear paranoia but this movie doesn’t actually need any help to be good, it just is.

It opens beautifully, the little girl is so cute and such a great actress. I was also impressed with the accuracy of the science in the movie. Fantastic Freddy claws considering it is a giant bug movie. It was even funny in places. It manages to be relevant and politically charged.

We found it to be original, realistic and had a good cast. Tara really enjoyed it with a score of 78 out 100 and I loved it with a score of 86 out of a possible 100. Watch it or more appropriately, watch THEM!

 

“He’s either lying or he’s deaf. And he aint deaf.”

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About DJVoorhees13

I don't believe in long winded reviews. I love Jason Voorhees. My favorite Friday is Friday 4: The Final Chapter (even though it isn’t), but I even like Friday 5: A New Beginning. I know the killer is not technically Jason, but you gotta love little Reckless and the blonde woman who keeps throwing him around. My guilty pleasures are Return of the Living Dead Parts 1 – 3. I know they’re not everyone’s favorites, but I can watch them over and over again with no reprieve. I also happen to think that Return of the Living Dead 3 characters Julie and Curt have one of the greatest love story ever told. When I’m not watching horror movies, I’m usually watching old TV shows or reading books/comics. Currently watching Star Trek: Voyager and reading anything by Dante Alighieri.
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