Uncovering Curiosities: Budget B-Movie IT CAME FROM THE DESERT


It Came From The Desert is rollicking good time. This 2017 B-movie might be based on a forgotten 1980s video game, but this low budget sci-fi adventure deserves to be seen by as many people as possible. 

Harry Lister Smith, Alex Mills and Vanessa Grasse play teenagers hanging-out at a dirt-bike awards ceremony (what?) in the desert when they discover giant killer ants in an abandoned military installation. Shit gets real. 

Director Marko Mäkilaakso keeps things moving along at a swift pace, but this stands-out because the characterisation is so good. I’d take this over a dozen Transformers movies any day!