History Film / THEM

30th Aug '16 5:57:41 AM BobTanaka
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* ThatCameOutWrong: A pilot (played by Fess Parker) who's been locked up in an asylum for his claim of seeing giant flying ants defends his sanity:
-->'''Pilot:''' "You think I'd make up something like that? A fella'd have to ''crazy'' to make up something like that! I mean..."
4th Apr '16 12:46:13 AM Doug86
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Not to be confused with the 2006 French horror film ''[[Film/{{Ils}} Them]]'' or the 1960s blues-rock band fronted by Music/VanMorrison. .

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Not to be confused with the 2006 French horror film ''[[Film/{{Ils}} Them]]'' or the 1960s blues-rock band fronted by Music/VanMorrison. .
Music/VanMorrison.



* GenreShift : Starts out as a low-key podunk police investigation, ends with flamethrower assaults in the Los Angeles sewer.

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* GenreShift : GenreShift: Starts out as a low-key podunk police investigation, ends with flamethrower assaults in the Los Angeles sewer.
2nd Apr '16 4:03:56 AM Winter
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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever

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* AttackOfThe50FootWhateverAttackOfThe50FootWhatever: More like 10 foot, but that's still much, much larger than regular ants.



* EmergencyAuthority: Martial law is declared in LA when evidence strongly points to a new nest below the city. A 6PM curfew is imposed, with military police patrolling the city.



* FireBreathingWeapon
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Sergeant Peterson's love of children.

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* FireBreathingWeapon
FireBreathingWeapon: Flamethrowers are used when characters go into ant nests.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Sergeant Peterson's love of children. Also, the ants swarming over spilled sugar in the store.



* ILoveNuclearPower

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* ILoveNuclearPowerILoveNuclearPower: The ants are enormous because of radiation-induced mutations. They appear in New Mexico because that's the site of the first atomic bomb test at Alamogordo.
28th Mar '16 9:45:18 PM FGHIK
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* SquareCubeLaw: Obviously ignored, but let's face it - you couldn't have the movie if you didn't.

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* SquareCubeLaw: Obviously ignored, but let's face it - [[NecessaryWeasel you couldn't have the movie if you didn't.didn't]].
10th Jan '16 1:33:48 AM Mdumas43073
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* MaleGaze: Our first glimpse of Pat combines this with FeetFirstIntroduction, ShesGotLegs, and SkirtsAndLadders. As she exits from the bottom of a plane, her skirt gets caught on a ladder, putting her legs on display for a few seconds before we see her face. A crewman offers assistance, but she demurs.

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* MaleGaze: Our first glimpse of Pat combines this with FeetFirstIntroduction, ShesGotLegs, and SkirtsAndLadders. As she exits from the bottom of a plane, her skirt gets caught on a ladder, putting her legs on display for a few seconds before we see her face.seconds. A crewman offers assistance, but she demurs.
10th Jan '16 1:28:13 AM Mdumas43073
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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Edmund Gwenn's character, Dr. Harold Melford, has some elements of this.

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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Edmund Gwenn's character, Dr. Harold Melford, has some elements of this.is a mild example.
10th Jan '16 1:27:31 AM Mdumas43073
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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Edmund Gwenn's character.

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* AbsentMindedProfessor: Edmund Gwenn's character.character, Dr. Harold Melford, has some elements of this.
10th Jan '16 1:25:36 AM Mdumas43073
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Classic 1954 horror/sci-fi movie. A little girl is found wandering in the New Mexican desert, the only survivor of an unknown calamity that befell her vacationing family. When roused from her catatonia, she can only scream [[TitleDrop "Theeeeem!"]] Official investigation finally leads to the discovery that the culprits are Cadillac-sized ants, [[ILoveNuclearPower mutated by atomic radiation]]. The race is then on to locate and destroy the ants' nest before new queens hatch out and fly across the world.

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Classic 1954 horror/sci-fi movie. A classic sci-fi/horror movie from 1954, directed by Gordon Douglas, starring James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, and James Arness.

A little girl is found wandering in the New Mexican desert, the only survivor of an unknown calamity that befell her vacationing family. When roused from her catatonia, she can only scream [[TitleDrop "Theeeeem!"]] Official investigation finally leads to the discovery that the culprits are Cadillac-sized ants, [[ILoveNuclearPower mutated by atomic radiation]]. The race is then on to locate and destroy the ants' nest before new queens hatch out and fly across the world.
10th Jan '16 1:21:08 AM Mdumas43073
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* MaleGaze: Our first glimpse of Pat combines this with FeetFirstIntroduction, ShesGotLegs, and SkirtsAndLadders. The hem of her skirt briefly gets caught on a ladder as she exits from the bottom of a plane, putting her legs on display for a few seconds before we see her face. A crewman offers assistance, but she demurs.

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* MaleGaze: Our first glimpse of Pat combines this with FeetFirstIntroduction, ShesGotLegs, and SkirtsAndLadders. The hem of her skirt briefly gets caught on a ladder as As she exits from the bottom of a plane, her skirt gets caught on a ladder, putting her legs on display for a few seconds before we see her face. A crewman offers assistance, but she demurs.
10th Jan '16 1:19:31 AM Mdumas43073
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* MaleGaze: Our first glimpse of Pat combines this with FeetFirstIntroduction, ShesGotLegs, and SkirtsAndLadders. The hem of her skirt briefly gets caught on a ladder as she exits a plane, putting her legs on display for a few seconds. A crewman offers assistance, but she demurs.

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* MaleGaze: Our first glimpse of Pat combines this with FeetFirstIntroduction, ShesGotLegs, and SkirtsAndLadders. The hem of her skirt briefly gets caught on a ladder as she exits from the bottom of a plane, putting her legs on display for a few seconds.seconds before we see her face. A crewman offers assistance, but she demurs.
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