Night of the Tommyknockers – Movie Review
Director: Michael Su
Writer: Rolfe Kanefsky, Adrian Milnes (Screenplay)
Writer: Michael Mahal, Sonny Mahal (Story)
- Richard Grieco (Attack of the Unknown)
- Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan)
- Robert LaSardo (Bridge of the Doomed)
- Jessica Morris
- Angela Cole
Plot: When miners blast for gold in the 1870’s, they accidentally release ancient creatures known as Tommyknockers. The Town of Deer Creek, Nevada is soon under siege with only a handful of survivors held up in the local saloon.
Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Night of the Tommyknockers starts when Dirk (Grieco) and his gang of thieves including Lucky (LaSardo) and Betsy (Cole) look for their latest job. They make their way to Deer Creek, Nevada only to learn the town is under attack by ancient creatures known as Tommyknockers.
The thieves must work with the locals Julia (Morris), Fred (Mezek) and others to survive. As the creatures continue to search for their gold, killing anyone who gets in their way.
Verdict on Night of the Tommyknockers
Night of the Tommyknockers is an action horror western that follows a group of people that must survive an attack by ancient creatures. It puts together a group of thieves, local residents, a bounty hunter and a vengeful sibling as they end up in one small town.
This is a fun action movie, with how the different groups of people must put aside their differences to fight back. Think ‘Dog Soldiers’ in the American wild west. The creatures are more powerful than humans and will not stop. Outside, of the creature elements of the story, we get to see human decisions. Ones that are fuelled by each character’s own needs. This shows us how money is more important for some, rather than others.
The creature’s decisions are practical and make for terrifying creatures you wouldn’t want to bump into. Their attacks are ferocious with little chance of surviving them. in the performances, we have a solid cast that gets to bring their characters to life.
Final Thoughts – Night of The Tommyknockers is a fun late-night creature feature.