Them (1954)

“One of the first of the 1950s ‘nuclear monster’ movies, and the first ‘big bug’ film, Them! was nominated for an Oscar for its Special Effects and won a Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing. The film begins as a simple suspense story, with police investigating mysterious disappearances and unexplained deaths; it slowly develops into a horror story about radiation-enlarged giant ants.”

I’m beginning to think the older a creature-feature film, the better. And I gotta be frank, I will never get tired of “nuclear monster” films and with the latest Godzilla reboots it looks like the rest of the world agrees with me!

Join us tonight for Them – at a later time (I’m working on my car this evening with a friend) – 9 PM PST!¬†The film is¬†available to watch online via Amazon Instant Video and The Internet Archive (as linked below).

If you’d like to watch with us, here’s how. Queue up the movie as follows: sometime before 9 PM PST Tuesday the 29nd play the first few moments of the film. A black and white logo for “Warner Brothers Pictures Presents” appears and relatively quickly fades into a palm tree scene. The moment this logo fades off the screen, pause the movie. At 9 PM PST exactly, resume the film. Then follow on Twitter at @BmovieBFFs or post to/enable Notifications on the Facebook thread as we watch this B-movie classic!

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