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* SuperPersistentPredator: The Burrowers are relentless in hounding humans, chasing them a great distance, long after it's clear their prey is fighting back. Probably justified that with the buffalo gone, they're starving.

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* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler:Dobie Spacks]] is about to put the moves on [[spoiler:a paralyzed and helpless Mary-Anne]] when the creatures cut the attempt short.


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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The entire posse dies save Coffey, Mary-Anne was dead (or at least rotting alive) from the beginning, and the two Native Americans who know the creatures' weakness are ignorantly lynched by Henry Victor, who faces no consequences for dooming future victims and waltzes off with that smug smile on his face, none the wiser.]]


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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Parcher.]]

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* BuriedAlive
* {{Cowboy}}: Most of the characters.
* CampCook: Callahan.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath

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* DarknessEqualsDeath
* DwindlingParty
* FateWorseThanDeath: You bet.

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* TheLoad: Coffey and Dobie.
* MacGyvering
* MercyKill
* MinimalistCast

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* {{Posse}}

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* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight
* {{Wormsign}}: As the title would suggest.

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''"You'll be awake in your grave. You'll be alive when they feed."''

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Probably [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative the best movie about cowboys fighting worm-people featuring Clancy Brown that you'll see this year.]]


* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Coffey's love interest and the other missing women are discovered to have died, most likely at the beginning of the film thus rendering the entire heroic quest meaningless. Every named character dies except for Fergus Coffey and the utterly psychotic Henry Victor...who, by the way, is responsible for the deaths of two Indians (execution) and Callahan (by botching an attempt to amputate a leg that likely didn't need it). Worse, with the two Indians dead, their secret method for killing the Burrowers seems to have been lost forever. It's deeply implied that the Burrower's attacks will continue and nothing has really changed. ]]



* ShootTheShaggyDog

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* ShootTheShaggyDogShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:Coffey's love interest and the other missing women are discovered to have died, most likely at the beginning of the film thus rendering the entire heroic quest meaningless. Every named character dies except for Fergus Coffey and the utterly psychotic Henry Victor...who, by the way, is responsible for the deaths of two Indians (execution) and Callahan (by botching an attempt to amputate a leg that likely didn't need it). Worse, with the two Indians dead, their secret method for killing the Burrowers seems to have been lost forever. It's deeply implied that the Burrower's attacks will continue and nothing has really changed. ]]


* HeteroexualLifePartners: Parcher and Clay are long-time partners.

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* HeteroexualLifePartners: HeterosexualLifePartners: Parcher and Clay are long-time partners.


* AnArmAndALeg: Happens to [[spoiler:Parcher while he's being eaten alive.]]



* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Parcher.]]



* Creator/ClancyBrown


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* TheDandy: Henry Victor is a psychotic breed of dandy, with his ridiculous moustache, moustache comb and tobacco pouch ''made from a Native American's scrotum.''


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* HeteroexualLifePartners: Parcher and Clay are long-time partners.
* HopeSpot: When the Ute seem to have a method of [[spoiler:killing the Burrowers]] and when [[spoiler:Coffey goes for help. Both times, the hope is quickly and brutally destroyed.]]


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* TheLoad: Coffey and Dobie.
* MacGyvering


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* MinimalistCast


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* NothingIsScarier: The Burrowers aren't seen in full until the climax.


Not to be confused with TheBorrowers.

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Not to be confused with TheBorrowers.
''Literature/TheBorrowers''.


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''"You'll be awake in your grave. You'll be alive when they feed."''


* NightmareFuelUnleaded

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* BloodKnight: Henry Victor, who only wants to kill as many Indians as he possibly can.

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