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Old Feb 23, 2009, 05:26 PM   #1
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Question THEM! - the ALIENS of the 1950's.

I saw THEM! (1954) on TCM recently & couldn't help but see some {tad} similarities to ALIENS (1986).

They're very different films in many ways. First off THEM! being stand-alone, not a sequel. Also giant ants, which don't bleed acid & aren't parasites. Among other differences.

But an insightful thing about THEM! is it gives you an idea of what a xenomorph infestation on Earth itself would be like.

Well that's what THEM! does for me in regards to ALIENS.

50 years ago, THEM! was among a handful of films which were that time's analogue, “equivalent” or parallel of what the ALIEN(S) films have been these last 3 decades.

PS:I wasn't sure if this thread belonged in the ALIEN(S) or THEM! forums, so I just put it here.

Mods, if you think it belongs in 1 of those forums I'll move it there
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Old Mar 9, 2009, 05:22 PM   #2
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Re: THEM! - the ALIENS of the 1950's.

i thought they both pay homage to the thing from another world.
the same guy is in both he plays the capt in thing and a cop in them

your popcorn,bad movie night pall,
engaging hostile hoards
or trying to find the planet of really tanked and fun lap dancing nurses!!.
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Old Mar 13, 2009, 09:22 PM   #3
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Re: THEM! - the ALIENS of the 1950's.

What if they had made an Aliens!/Them Crossover in 1987, similar to Alien VS Predators (2001)?
That would be very interesting for me to have watched (1987 was also the year I was born so you could say it was a monumental year for me in many ways !

If they had made an Aliens/Them!! crossover in 1987, do you think Dean Spockwell would have been in it?
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Old Mar 16, 2009, 09:36 AM   #4
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Re: THEM! - the ALIENS of the 1950's.

I saw Them a long time ago..well, three or four years ago. I can remember laughin like hell at it, but man, can you imagine being back in the theaters in the 50's when that **** was cutting edge? Terrifying.

I was also born in '87......i will hate that year and everything it represents for as long as i draw breath.
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