Friday, January 7, 2011

Them There Size

When nuclear fallout is falling
the giant mutations come crawling
It's us or it's them
Don't haw and don't hem,
'cause only the end comes from stalling

They march in an endless advance
across the vast desert expanse
From bombs in a test,
out somewhere Southwest,
comes army of oversize ants

Them! (Gordon Douglas, 1954) were gigantic ants resulting from bomb tests. It was planned as a 3-D color film, but was shot in flat black-and-white-- except for the opening titles, which look very cool in color. Watch clips on Youtube, here. Image source: dvd beaver.

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