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Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross View All


Ron Underwood (Director), S. S. Wilson (Screenplay), Brent Maddock (Screenplay) View All

Released: Jan. 19th, 1990
Runtime: 1 hour, 36 minutes
Hick handymen Val McKee and Earl Bassett can barely eke out a living in the Nevada hamlet of Perfection, so they decide to leave town -- despite an admonition from a shapely seismology coed who's picking up odd readings on her equipment. Before long, Val and Earl discover what's responsible for those readings: 30-foot-long carnivorous worms with a proclivity for sucking their prey underground.
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The Sci-Fi Slob
My favorite scene of the whole film is the one when one of the Graboids breaks into Burt's basement, and he, and his wife Heather kill it with a hail of bullets from their sizable gun collection, with Burt eventually finishing the creature off with two blast of his Elephant Gun.
The Rodent
The special effects are, like most films of the time, all practical, theres no CGI used in the film and the effects certainly dont let the viewer down.
Believe it or not, this is a smart film and one that I believe is underappreciated, despite spawning numerous sequels.