Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Coming to AFI, July 19: Count Gore De Vol Presents Them!

The Count... at this year's Awesome Con

From our friends at AFI Silver Theatre...

Count Gore Presents: Them!
Saturday, July 19, 7:30 PM

Local legend Count Gore De Vol (aka Dick Dyszel) returns from his crypt to host the presentation of this horror classic. In the spirit of Channel 20's original CREATURE FEATURE broadcasts, this special presentation will feature the Count hosting on stage, with interactive intermissions and lots of ghoulish good fun and surprises in store. Co-presented with the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival ( The screening takes place at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center on Saturday, July 19th at 7:30 PM: Click here to purchase tickets in advance.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of this classic sci-fi thriller from the atomic age. Nuclear bomb tests in the New Mexico desert create giant-sized ants, mutant marauders intent on destroying more than just picnics. With James Arness, James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, Fess Parker and an unbilled Leonard Nimoy.

The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization. DIR Gordon Douglas; SCR Ted Sherdeman, Russell S. Hughes, from a story by George Worthing Yates; PROD David Weisbart. US, 1954, b&w, 94 min, 35mm. NOT RATED