A 1986 monster movie spoof by Creator/{{Troma}} in which the eponymous creature emerges from its lair (guess where [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin that is]]) and begins slaughtering citizens in a small Californian town. It's up to would-be newspaper reporter Richard Clark and scientist Diane Bennett to find a way of killing it. Very very campy, but doesn't take itself at all seriously, and is amusing if viewed in the right frame of mind.

!!Contains examples of:

* AbsentMindedProfessor: Dr. Pennyworth, to the nth power.
* AxeBeforeEntering: The heroes are attempting to lure the monster into a trap, and are waiting at the end of a hallway, with the front door open to the outdoors. [[spoiler: The monster comes smashing through the interior door they are leaning against.]]
* TheCameo: Creator/JohnCarradine plays a blind victim of the monster. Stella Stevens drops in for a quick parody of ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
* ChildProdigy: 'Professor' Bennett.
* DaEditor: Played by Jesse White of "Maytag repairman" fame.
* {{Expy}}: The monster pretty blatantly steals some design ideas from the Xenomorph in ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''.
* ForScience: Dr. Pennyworth's attitude towards life in general. [[spoiler: It gets him killed.]]
* FrickinLaserBeams: 'Professor' builds one to use against the monster. [[spoiler: It doesn't help.]]
* GeneralRipper: General Turnbull.
* TheGlassesGottaGo: [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]] "becomes" literally mesmerizingly handsome when he takes his glasses off.
* HotScientist: Diane, of course.
* ImpendingDoomPOV: Parodied.
* JerkAss: Clark's fellow reporter Scoop; you're likely to cheer more when he gets his comeuppance than when the monster is defeated.
* LargeHam: The two leads are fairly subdued, but much of the supporting cast goes to town with this trope.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: The monster lumbers into view behind young Professor while the latter is working in a school classroom.
* MonsterMisogyny / TouchOfTheMonster: Parodied; see Stealth Pun below.
* NighInvulnerable: The monster; it turns out the only way to destroy it is to [[spoiler: destroy every closet in the world.]]
* PoliceAreUseless: The sheriff tries his best, but..
* PunnyName: [[Creator/DickClark Richard Clark]].
* ShoutOut: The heroes try to kill the monster using an electrocution setup exactly like the one used to destroy the 1950's version of ''[[Film/TheThingFromAnotherWorld the Thing]]''. [[spoiler: It has no effect.]]
* StealthPun: The movie's title, assuming [[spoiler: the monster is male, which is never made clear.]]
* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight
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