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* 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.]]

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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.]]]]
** Father Finnegan gives a spoof version of a famous line from Film/KingKong1933.

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* CatScare: Wouldn't be a horror parody without it.


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** After initially telling a disgusting story about dissecting a frog as a child, Pennyworth changes course in order to justify capturing the monster as opposed to killing it. He then starts to tell various characters about he [[BlatantLies could have dissected the frog but decided not to]], only to be cut off.


* OverlyLongGag: The PsychoShowerMurderParody has ''many'' false scares.



* RunningGag: Every time Clark removes his glasses, Diane becomes entranced and loses focus on whatever she is doing.

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Every time Clark removes his glasses, Diane becomes entranced and loses focus on whatever she is doing.doing.
** When the characters think they are about to encounter the monster, they all make their own signature poses.

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* RunningGag: Every time Clark removes his glasses, Diane becomes entranced and loses focus on whatever she is doing.


** The hero is Richard [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]] who goes by his last name. He works as an IntrepidReporter and even [[ClarkKentOutfit dresses the part]]. Actor Donald Grant really resembles Creator/Christopher Reeve as well.

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** The hero is Richard [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]] who goes by his last name. He works as an IntrepidReporter and even [[ClarkKentOutfit dresses the part]]. Actor Donald Grant really resembles Creator/Christopher Reeve Creator/ChristopherReeve as well.


** The hero is Richard [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]] who goes by his last name. He works as an IntrepidReporter and even [[ClarkKentOutfit dresses the part]].

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** The hero is Richard [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]] who goes by his last name. He works as an IntrepidReporter and even [[ClarkKentOutfit dresses the part]]. Actor Donald Grant really resembles Creator/Christopher Reeve as well.

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** Dr. [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Pennyworth]] shares his name with another DC character. He also bears a striking resemblance to [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein to a certain real life scientist]].


* {{Expy}}: The monster pretty blatantly steals some design ideas from the Xenomorph in ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''.

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The monster pretty blatantly steals some design ideas from the Xenomorph in ''Franchise/{{Alien}}''.''Franchise/{{Alien}}''.
** The hero is Richard [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]] who goes by his last name. He works as an IntrepidReporter and even [[ClarkKentOutfit dresses the part]].


* TheCameo: Creator/JohnCarradine plays a blind victim of the monster. Stella Stevens drops in for a quick parody of ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.

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* TheCameo: Creator/JohnCarradine plays a blind victim of the monster. Stella Stevens drops in for a [[PsychoShowerMurderParody quick parody parody]] of ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.

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Not to be confused with Spalding Gray's ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102467/ Monster In a Box]]'', which is a ''completely'' different film.

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* AntagonistTitle: Clark is the protagonist.


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* BigBad: The closet creature terrorizing everybody.

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* JawDrop: Diane, every time she sees Richard without his glasses. [[spoiler: And then the monster does it as well, and kidnaps him.]]

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* PunnyName: [[Creator/DickClark Richard Clark]].


* 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.]]



* ThereWasADoor: 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.]]

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