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Just as Val McKee (Kevin Bacon) and Earl Basset (Fred Ward) decide to leave Perfection, Nevada, strange rumblings prevent their departure. With the help of a seismology student (Finn Carter), they discover their desolate town is infested with gigantic man-eating creatures that live below the ground. The race is on to overcome these slimy subterraneans and find a way to higher ground in this cult creature feature co-starring the inimitable Michael Gross and Reba McEntire.
“What makes it special? A lighthearted tone that never slips into camp or fake jocularity; genuinely cool monsters; shock scenes that don't violate the essentially comic spirit; a script that wrings clever situations from the premise that any kind of ground disturbance lures the worms (footsteps! cars! pogo sticks!). Above all, there's a delightful ensemble led by the comedy team of Fred Ward and Kevin Bacon, playing the local lunkheads trying to figure out how to survive in order to claim their new ticket to national fame.” —Jim Ridley, Nashville Scene (Nov 22, 2013)