Them! (1954) Live Tweet with Ruth from Silver Screenings! Flame throwers, formic acid, hysterical conversion & of course those pesky giant ants the size of airplanes!

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Director Gordon Douglas’ superior B sci-fi extravaganza about giant ants in California that epitomize the 50s decade of “invasion anxiety.” Them! (1954) had been the stand out film in 1954 next to Universal’s Creature From the Black Lagoon! Unless you have a guilty pleasure for Devil Girl from Mars!

Starring James Whitmore, Joan Weldon, James Arness and Edmund Gwenn as Dr. Medford who shines throughout with his perspicacity and zest for calling forth the tone of doom! Great dialogue, fantastic cinematography by Sidney Hickox and a dramatic score by Bronislau Kaper… It was a pleasure to live tweet about this classic gem of a giant bug movie with the fabulous Ruth from Silver Screenings!  Here’s a Storified version of Tweet session. Let’s do this again shall we!

the ellinson girl

You’re EverLovin’ MonsterGirl saying enjoy your picnic, keep the sugar at home and watch for the smell of formic acid!