A dull American town in the middle of the desert is suddenly attacked by huge man-eating subterranean creatures.
Luckily, two dimwitted but brave handymen (Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward) step into the breach to lead a ragtag bunch of locals and a mismatched pair of survivalists in the battle against the gruesome worm-like monsters.
The spirit of the “Killer Bs” is gloriously resurrected in this, the ultimate story of the worm that turned.
Director Ron Underwood keeps both the action and laughs roaring along at a tremendous pace and there are a number of entertaining cameos, most notably from Michael Gross – the father in TV’s Family Ties – and country star Reba McEntire as an unlikely pair of survivalists.
Add to that a refreshingly tough and intelligent female lead (Finn Carter) and the result is an incredibly sharp and funny monster movie.
Valentine ‘Val’ McKee
Michael Dan Wagner