Welcome to another one of Geek Soul Brother’s FLASHBACK FRIDAYS! This is my blog series where I suggest old Movies and Television shows for all you ‘younger’ geek brothers and sisters to watch. You may think they are just old and corny, but if you give these films a chance, you might find yourself really diggin’ them.
Today I’m bringing a big bug fest from the fifties. Nuclear fallout and animal mutations were fertile ground for Sci-Fi movie makers of that time. One of the most famous was a Sci-Fi Thriller called THEM! Check out the trailer:
Even though the Giant Ant Models looked horrible (maybe even for that time), the tone of this sci-fi favorite took a serious look at the dangers of radiation and the disruption of the environment. The first Act of the story sets up a good mystery with questions like “Why are these people dying?… What are these big footprints?… What is that crazy noise that sounds like a bad car Fan Belt?”. And after the reveal that it was indeed giant insectoid killers, it was all about saving people and stopping the spread of a humongous ant colony. It was pretty cool how they kept the tension and fear going throughout the movie. Hope you enjoy 1954′s THEM, one of the top ‘Over Grown Monster Animal’ movies ever!
AHEM! I know this was a little late. Sometimes Geek Soul Brother’s crime-fighting nights last longer then expected. Forgive the delay brothers and sisters. It’s not that I don’t care about ya’ll because I certainly do.