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It Came from the Desert (2017)

A pulpy monster movie inspired by the cult classic 1980s video game "It Came from the Desert," featuring rival motocross heroes and heroines, kegger parties in the desert, secret underground military bases...and of course giant ants!

Director:

Marko Mäkilaakso

Writers:

Trent Haaga, Marko Mäkilaakso (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Lister Smith ... Brian
Alex Mills ... Lukas
Vanessa Grasse ... Lisa
Mark Arnold ... Dr. Renard
Callum McGowan ... Tim Guarisco
Andrew Horton ... Craig Guarisco
James Alper ... Vodka Guy
Michael Majalahti ... Eradicator
José Varela ... Jorge (as Jose Varela)
Jose Leonardo Garcia Torres Jose Leonardo Garcia Torres ... Flaco
Ross Ellis ... Party Host
Gregory Rowbottom Gregory Rowbottom ... Brad
Millie Smith Millie Smith ... Hot Random Girl
Aino Sirje ... Dancer
Joanas Salin Joanas Salin ... Camper Van Boy
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A pulpy, action monster movie, inspired by Cinemaware's cult 1980s video game "It Came from the Desert". A nostalgic tribute to creature features from the 1950's, It Came From The Desert features rival motocross heroes and heroines, kegger parties in the desert, secret underground military bases, romantic insecurities...and of course giant ants. Written by RB

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animal | weapon | adventuress | gun | car | See All (13) »

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Get Ready to Scream!


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

As the credits roll at the end of the movie it shows "it came from the desert" video game from start to finish. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Eradicator: Cheers Boys
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Crazy Credits

Mid-Credit Scene shows different spots from the underground bunker before fixing on a locked door with a triangular label with "DANGER", "T.H.E.M.-001-X" and "ANT MIND" on their respective sides. Followed by an opening sound after it cut to black. See more »

Connections

References Them! (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

6(66) Feet Under
written by Arttu Kuosmanen
performed by Santa Cruz
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Stick with the classic 1951 original
8 October 2018 | by markthomassintekSee all my reviews

REVIEW - IT CAME FROM THE DESERT

In 1951 a science fiction film came out with the same title which told the story of how radiation made ants grow to a huge size, this b movie became an instant classic even though it was filmed in black and white, this sequel however..........

Imagine if you can Bill and Ted discovering these giant ants (dude) and chugging beer, yes very annoying especially as I couldn't honestly decide if this film was actually meant to be serious, a comedy or just a very feeble excuse to get someone on screen.

If you want to watch a film called it came from the desert then watch original and avoid this as you would a huge ant, otherwise drink lots and lots of beer and try to enjoy this silly homage to what was a true b movie classic.

Rating 4 out of 10


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Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

7 September 2018 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

It Came from the Desert See more »

Filming Locations:

Almeria, Andalucia, Spain See more »

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Budget:

EUR400,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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