PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror
Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.
Ariana Richards later starred in a similar movie about giant creatures three years laters in Jurassic Park (1993).
You suppose he wanted to kill himself?
Valentine McKee: Come on, somebody must'a chased him up there.
Earl Bassett: You mean someone that ain't scared of a Winchester rifle? Then what'd they do? Camp out down below and wait for him to die?
When the guys whip the truck around in a 180 degree turn to return to the guy on the power pole, you can see the roofs of a housing development on the horizon, as opposed to being in the "middle of nowhere."
DVD version has several deleted scenes. The first scene shows the old farmer running from unseen Graboids after they have killed his horse. Another scene shows Val and Earl in their truck debating talking and driving. The next scene shows Earl trying to calm down the little girl while they are in the bulldozer. The next scene shows the reason why Val went back for Rhonda, his lighter.
$3,731,520 (USA) (21 January 1990)