History Film / THEM

16th Sep '17 6:25:43 AM Geoduck
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* BigCreepyCrawlies: Giant radioactive ants! Which don't care about th eold rules of nature!

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* BigCreepyCrawlies: Giant radioactive ants! Which don't care about th eold the old rules of nature!



* NoisyNature: The ants display good lung-power, constantly chittering and shrieking in vaguely cicada-like noises. No, it's not biologically accurate. But ''damn'' if it isn't creepy...

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* NoisyNature: The ants display good lung-power, constantly chittering and shrieking in vaguely cicada-like noises. No, it's not biologically accurate. But ''damn'' if it isn't creepy...
6th Sep '17 11:19:39 AM erforce
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->''"Beware of Them!"''
-->-- '''Music/TheMisfits''', "Them"



* BigCreepyCrawlies

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* BigCreepyCrawliesBigCreepyCrawlies: Giant radioactive ants! Which don't care about th eold rules of nature!



* ExcitedShowTitle

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* ExcitedShowTitleTheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler: The ants are all wiped out, but Dr. Medford Sr. issues a grim warning; the atomic genie is out the bottle...]]
* ExcitedShowTitle: More like scared one, but you get the point.



* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler: The ants are all wiped out, but Dr. Medford Sr. issues a grim warning; the atomic genie is out the bottle...]]
6th Aug '17 2:33:15 AM ElectroKraken
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The "New Mexican desert" around the city of Alamogordo has saguaro cacti, which aren't present in Southeast New Mexico.
30th May '17 6:08:40 PM nombretomado
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Made a ton of money for WarnerBrothers, and so helped establish many of the giant-monster-running-amok cliches for American cinema. Sadly, the vast majority of [[FollowTheLeader its imitators]] lacked the budget ''and'' the writing and acting talent on display here.

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Made a ton of money for WarnerBrothers, Creator/WarnerBros, and so helped establish many of the giant-monster-running-amok cliches for American cinema. Sadly, the vast majority of [[FollowTheLeader its imitators]] lacked the budget ''and'' the writing and acting talent on display here.
11th Dec '16 4:56:22 PM megarotic
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* ActionGirl: Dr. Pat Medford. She goes into the New Mexico nest along with the men, overriding their objections.
24th Nov '16 7:27:45 PM WanderingBrowser
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* NoisyNature: The ants display good lung-power.

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* NoisyNature: The ants display good lung-power.lung-power, constantly chittering and shrieking in vaguely cicada-like noises. No, it's not biologically accurate. But ''damn'' if it isn't creepy...
30th Aug '16 5:57:41 AM BobTanaka
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Added DiffLines:

* 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]].
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