Premiere - 09/01/1994
"...A sci-fi gem from the cold war era..."
USA Today - 11/09/2004
"Few mutated-creature features from the '50s were blessed with leads as convincing as James Whitmore."
Atomic radiation once again manages to transform tiny harmless creatures into gigantic holy terrors. Probably the best of the '50s phenomenon, this top-notch thriller witnesses an invasion of giant ants using the sewer systems of Los Angeles like a vast ant farm. Academy Award Nominations: Best Special Effects.
Nine years after the atomic blast at Alamogordo, New Mexico, giant, mutant ants terrorize a small town in the southwest desert of the United States. Two doctors from the department of Agriculture are summoned to find the nest and destroy them... if they can.