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THEM! Where did great, simple, fun movies like this go?

By Andrew Pollack on 06/03/2005 at 08:05 AM EDT

Here's the description: "Scientists must defeat a horde of giant ants--before they conquer the world! With Edmund Gwenn and bit player Leonard Nimoy."

People go missing in a small desert town in Nevada. After a bit, a print is identified by scientists (a cranky old man and a pretty girl) as giant ants (mutation due to the atomic bomb test a few years earlier). Military types shoot at ants, the inevitable trek into the ant hive, and a final desperate battle.

Classic sci-fi/horror at its best.

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Your description reminded me of...By Rock on 06/04/2005 at 05:25 PM EDT
a classic game on the Amiga (did you know I was an Amiga freak before I even
joined Lotus the first time in the early 1990s?). The game was called "It Came
from the Desert", and was the precursor to all these first-person games we have
today. It was made by a company known as Cinescape, and they were famous for
great games that made you feel like you were part of a movie.

In "It Came from the Desert" you are in a 1950's town, and strange things begin
to happen. You have to talk to various people, and put clues together before
you figure out that it is giant ants living in an abandoned mine.

It was awesome.

My own thoughts on this are...By Ben Rose on 06/08/2005 at 07:18 AM EDT
I think I remember that movie. Was it the one with millions of ants crawling
down stair rails etc?

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