History YMMV / Them

20th Dec '15 10:48:09 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* OneSceneWonder - Fess Parker as the pilot-witness; landed him his role as Davey Crockett.
* SpecialEffectsFailure - Compared to today's slick CGI, the ants look dated, but the giant models were impressive for their time, albeit slow-moving. One reason most of the following giant-thing movies were so bad is that pretty much all of them used clumsy super-imposed images to serve as the monster.
** NothingIsScarier - Much of the beginning of the film shows only the aftermath of the ants' attacks. We see only the damage they have caused and a few bodies, one of which is filled with acid and chewed to bits. This helped build up their menace prior to them turning up on screen.
* HellIsThatNoise - The noise that the ants make is extremely chilling.

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* OneSceneWonder - OneSceneWonder: Fess Parker as the pilot-witness; landed him his role as Davey Crockett.
* SpecialEffectsFailure - SpecialEffectsFailure: Compared to today's slick CGI, the ants look dated, but the giant models were impressive for their time, albeit slow-moving. One reason most of the following giant-thing movies were so bad is that pretty much all of them used clumsy super-imposed images to serve as the monster.
** NothingIsScarier - NothingIsScarier: Much of the beginning of the film shows only the aftermath of the ants' attacks. We see only the damage they have caused and a few bodies, one of which is filled with acid and chewed to bits. This helped build up their menace prior to them turning up on screen.
* HellIsThatNoise - HellIsThatNoise: The noise that the ants make is extremely chilling.
7th Mar '15 12:02:49 PM Z-Squared
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* NightmareFuel: The ants can be this, depending on your view. As well as the blood-red title (in the actual film, no less) and [[FridgeHorror implications of the first scene.]]
** The trailer as well. "...with things so horrible...so terrifying...SO HIDEOUS! There is no word to describe ''THEM''."
24th Feb '13 12:08:50 PM SergeantLuke
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* HellIsThatNoise - The noise that the ants make is extremely chilling. It also doesn't help that in the place I was growing up in, there were some tree frogs that made that exact same NOISE! Many sleepless summer nights went by and lets just leave it at that.

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* HellIsThatNoise - The noise that the ants make is extremely chilling. It also doesn't help that in the place I was growing up in, there were some tree frogs that made that exact same NOISE! Many sleepless summer nights went by and lets just leave it at that.
4th Aug '12 7:48:47 PM Geoduck
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* OneSceneWonder - Fess Parker as the pilot-witness; landed him his role as Davey Crockett.
28th Apr '12 11:34:12 PM enero25
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* HellisthatNoise - The noise that the ants make is extremely chilling. It also doesn't help that in the place I was growing up in, there were some tree frogs that made that exact same NOISE! Many sleepless summer nights went by and lets just leave it at that.

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* HellisthatNoise HellIsThatNoise - The noise that the ants make is extremely chilling. It also doesn't help that in the place I was growing up in, there were some tree frogs that made that exact same NOISE! Many sleepless summer nights went by and lets just leave it at that.
27th Apr '12 5:56:13 AM Typhon233
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** NothingIsScarier - Much of the beginning of the film shows only the aftermath of the ants' attacks. We see only the damage they have caused and a few bodies, one of which is filled with acid and chewed to bits. This helped build up their menace prior to them turning up on screen.
12th Apr '12 4:25:22 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* BetterThanItSounds - Compared to most B-Monster Movies this is a very well made film with great acting, writing and effects for the time. Not to mention, the anti-nuclear message is actually well delivered and doesn't come off as {{Anvilicious}}.
26th Jan '12 3:22:34 PM FearoftheMind
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26th Jan '12 3:22:15 PM FearoftheMind
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*HellisthatNoise - The noise that the ants make is extremely chilling. It also doesn't help that in the place I was growing up in, there were some tree frogs that made that exact same NOISE! Many sleepless summer nights went by and lets just leave it at that.
16th Jan '12 7:54:04 AM SomeSortOfTroper
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* AccidentalNightmareFuel - True, YMMV, but stop and think for a minute about it. A nest of THOUSANDS of ants the size of an SUV that can kill you in almost half a dozen ways, may or may not be inhabiting your town's sewer system, and oh, almost forgot - if there isn't enough of their usual diet (sugar) to sustain the nest, don't expect them to angst about it. They'll just add ''you'' to their menu.
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