Review: It Came from the Desert

DVD: It Came from the Desert (2017)

Inspired by the self-titled 1980’s Cinemaware videogame, and with nods to the cinematic ‘creature features’ (especially Them!) of the 1950’s, It Came from the Desert is a fun, tongue in cheek, adventure romp that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

The synopsis can be covered by one short sentence: dirt bike riders battle giant ants in the desert.

If the above sentence has you intrigued, and you are also a fan of movies at the lower end of the budget scale, then It Came from the Desert is definitely a good way to spend 90 minutes.

The acting is okay, with characters delivering their lines with a knowing wink that the dialogue is not to be taken too seriously.

The visual effects are serviceable, and generally of the standard that you come to expect from these types of movies. They range from pretty good, to laughable…but in a good way.

I should also point out that if (like me) you are a fan of rock music of the 1980’s, then the soundtrack by Santa Cruz will have you involuntarily throwing ‘the horns’ at numerous points during the action.

If your movie collection contains output from the likes of Lloyd Kaufman, Fred Olen Ray, Roger Corman, et al, then you can’t go wrong by adding It Came from the Desert onto your shelves.

It Came from the Desert is released on 25th June 2018 and you can buy it by clicking HERE. ALL money raised by purchasing from Amazon via our website is given back to our listeners and followers in upcoming competition prizes. The more people buy, the bigger our prizes.

Review by Dave (host of 60 Minutes With) from a disc kindly supplied by Thunderbird Releasing.