Author Topic: Them!  (Read 3011 times)

Devious Viper
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Them!
« on: July 02, 2006, 01:23:07 PM »
Them! is a 1954 science fiction film about humanity's battle with a nest of giant mutant ants.

One of the first of the "nuclear monster" movies, Them! was the biggest moneymaker for Warner Bros. pictures in the year of its release. Originally planned to be in 3D and Technicolor, these expensive propositions were scrapped due to Jack Warner's insecurity regarding its box-office potential. The film still featured higher production values than most of the genre-mates which followed it.

This is one of the earliest sci-fi/horror films I can recall watching as a kid. And it rocked!I can still remember the strange high-pitched clicking noise the giant ants made, and how that sent a shiver down my spine...

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Re: Them!
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2006, 11:03:27 PM »
DV


I love this movie


This is one of the great ones :-D



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Re: Them!
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2006, 04:03:50 AM »
You know I had almost forgotten about this film.  Them was great, and I used to love those movies where atomic radiation or the like transformed or created monsters.  I need to start collecting these movies on DVD.  I already have the Frankenstein films on DVD, now I need to start a collection of "atomic monsters".

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Re: Them!
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2006, 01:13:26 PM »
I'm a huge horror/sci-fi movie fan.  I find classics such as Them!, Tarantula....etc, excellent movies to introduce my kids into these genres without scaring the pants off of them and at the same time instilling a sense of taste for the old and the new.
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Re: Them!
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2006, 01:22:20 PM »
Exactly my feelings! Tarantula was on TV one afternoon recently - my kids loved it! here's another classic - The Tingler...

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Re: Them!
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2006, 01:39:18 PM »
I'd also recommend The Blob (1958)....remember the days when kissing in the movies looked more like they were just smooshing their faces together rather than the full on eroticism of today....
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