Them! (1954) – Review, Rating, and Synopsis

Them! (1954)

Them! (1954)

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  • Release Date:  1954
  • Genre:  Giant Monster
  • Director:  Gordon Douglas
  • Screenwriter:  George Worthing Yates, Russell S. Hughes, Ted Sherdeman
  • Cast & Crew: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness, Onslow Stevens, Sandy Descher, Mary Alan Hokanson, Don Shelton, Fess Parker, and Olin Howland.

Them! (1954)Rating:

  • Raoul = 7 / 10;
  • Andrew = 6 / 10;
  • IMDB = 7.3/10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 7.7/10.

Them! (1954) Synopsis:

In the desert of New Mexico, a group of cops teams up with some scientists to investigate a series of murders that seems to be committed by giant ants.

Them! (1954) Review:

THEM! is one of the best horror films from the ’50s. It starts as a pretty slow, nice old movie, but as soon as the giant monsters show up, the movie changes paste and really accelerates, always keeping a level of entertainment really high. The “atomic demons” are giant resin-made ants. They may look a bit ridiculous to some, but I found that these old-special effects give a very special style to the film, with monsters that end-up being surprisingly fun to watch.

The character of the scientist is really cool and gives a very interesting scientist aspect of the film, What you get to learn about ants in that film is fascinating. The scientific aspect manages to give unexpected credibility to that otherwise unbelievable story. All of this nicely backed-up by a clever and interesting police investigation side-story.

This film really is the little brother of great modern monster films such as Aliens or The Mist, and the story has nothing to be ashamed off as compared to these classics. THEM! is also a great tale about how humans shouldn’t mess with natural laws, otherwise, nature comes back with some nasty ideas to kick our butt! Highly recommended all of you, monster fans!

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