This week’s assignment is the granddaddy of the giant bug movies, 1954’s THEM!. This is the film that set the bar for the giant insect movies to come, and very few have come close to meeting or exceeding the standards set by THEM!. To this day, THEM! is a serious favorite of this genre of horror for our three horror hounds, but how will Richard take to a 70+ year old black & white movie about giant ants mutated by the first atomic tests? Will the FX work stand the test of time for a first time viewer in this day and age? Will the story fall apart when seen for the first time in 2018?
THEM! sports a stellar cast of favorites from multiple genres from both the big and small screens. Not just the big names in lead roles like James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, and James Arness, either, but in many supporting roles and quick appearance roles. Learn while listening to the show how that impacted two major television shows from back in the day and changed the lives of two actors forever.
Find out if Richard loved it anywhere near as much as John, Becca, and Jerry do, or if his first reaction was to call in the Orkin Man. Download the show on iTunes, listen in on the SOUNDCLOUD page, or listen right here on the player below.
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