This movie is a rarity among direct-to-video sequels, one that's not only worthy of its theatrical predecessor but suggests that it, too, belongs on the big screen.
When "graboids"--giant, carnivorous underground worms--threaten the Mexican Petromaya oil refinery, its owners call on Earl Bassett (Fred Ward), who once helped defeat a quartet of the creatures. Having squandered his resulting celebrity status, Earl is convinced by the $50,000-a-head bounty
offered, as well as the enthusiasm of young admirer Grady (Christopher Gartin), who becomes his partner. At Petromaya, the duo meets geologist Kate (Helen Shaver) and begin worm hunting, tricking the creatures in...