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Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

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A small town gradually becomes aware of a strange creature which picks off people one by one. But what is this creature, and where is it? At the same time, a seismologist is working in the area, she detects _tremors_. The creature lives underground, and can 'pop up' without warning. Trapped in their town, the town-folk have no escape. Written by Rob Hartill

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They say there's nothing new under the sun. But under the ground... See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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19 January 1990 (USA)  »

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Beneath Perfection  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$16,667,084 (USA)
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Trivia

Was originally given an "R" rating by the MPAA not for violence but for language. As an appeal, producers removed all utterances of the "f" word, with the exception of one - when Kevin Bacon says "Fuck you" to the dead graboid. See more »

Goofs

When Rhonda is jumping across the shelves in the store, they seem very stable, despite looking weakly built. In addition, when the worm grabs hold of them, they start falling. See more »

Quotes

Valentine McKee: We can't hold still long! These things are damn smart! They're getting smarter by the minute!
Burt Gummer: That's fine!
[Holds up a stick of dynamite]
Burt Gummer: We got some new things to teach 'em!
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Referenced in American Dad!: Four Little Words (2007) See more »

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Drop Kick Me Jesus
Written by Paul Craft
Performed by Bobby Bare
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Excellent homage to 50's B Movie horror flicks
1 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What we have in this film is the atmosphere of some of the old 50's B movie classics with an 80's touch added,and very well done at that. We have unique and rather intimidating monsters,as well as a very unique cast of characters to battle them.While Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward may be listed as the leads,I think that Michael Gross practically steals the entire show.While it isn't flawless,it certainly is entertaining enough.I would recommend it to any fan of 1950's B horror films.It is well worth the rental and would be a good addition to anyone's library.


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