Man has split the atom and ushered in a new era. But how could he know he would also create Them? This landmark movie about giant radiation-mutated ants boasts remarkable, Oscar-nominated special effects. Them! begins in New Mexico with a child wandering in shock, a ransacked general store and a battered corpse full of enough formic acid to kill 20 men. It ends with an epic struggle in the 700 miles of storm drains under Los Angeles, where the insect hordes are beaten, though they spawned a generation of films about radioactive creatures. Some approximate the terror, but few have equaled the artistry of Them!