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* OneWordTitle: Titled for its plot, people being eaten alive by bugs.



* TheSwarm: Not just of one particular insect, but different kinds.

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* TheSwarm: Not just of one particular insect, but different kinds.kinds.
* VerbedTitle: Titled for its plot, people being eaten alive by bugs.


->''"'[[EatenAlive EATEN ALIVE]] BY BUGS!' screamed the headlines - and then the terror-strick panic began."''

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->''"'[[EatenAlive EATEN ALIVE]] ->''"'{{EATEN ALIVE}} BY BUGS!' screamed the headlines - and then the terror-strick panic began."''


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* OneWordTitle: Titled for its plot, people being eaten alive by bugs.


* ShoutOut: One of the bugs' early victims is named for Creator/CarlBarks.

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* ShoutOut: One Some of the bugs' early victims is characters are named for Creator/CarlBarks.Creator/CarlBarks characters.


* CoversAlwaysLie: The insects are of ordinary nice (no BigCreepyCrawlies), and certainly there isn't a scene of a half-digested man erupting from the back of a giant beetle.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The insects are of ordinary nice size (no BigCreepyCrawlies), and certainly there isn't a scene of a half-digested man erupting from the back of a giant beetle.


* ShoutOut: One of the bugs' early victims is named Creator/CarlBarks.

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* ShoutOut: One of the bugs' early victims is named for Creator/CarlBarks.

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[[caption-width-right:264:"Stop the giant beetle, I want to get off!"]]


* [[CrustyCaretaker]] : The OldDarkHouse comes complete with its own sinister butler, who doubles as TheIgor.

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* [[CrustyCaretaker]] : CrustyCaretaker: The OldDarkHouse comes complete with its own sinister butler, who doubles as TheIgor.


* [[CreepyHousekeeper Creepy Butler]] : The OldDarkHouse comes complete with its own sinister butler, who doubles as both a CrustyCaretaker and TheIgor.

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* [[CreepyHousekeeper Creepy Butler]] [[CrustyCaretaker]] : The OldDarkHouse comes complete with its own sinister butler, who doubles as both a CrustyCaretaker and TheIgor.



* OldDarkHouse: The main characters are visiting one for some kind of get-together just before the attacks begin. It's incredibly crummy and run-down, and comes complete with its own [[CreepyHousekeeper creepy butler]].

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* OldDarkHouse: The main characters are visiting one for some kind of get-together just before the attacks begin. It's incredibly crummy and run-down, and comes complete with its own [[CreepyHousekeeper [[CrustyCaretaker creepy butler]].


* OldDarkHouse: The main characters are visiting one for some kind of get-together just before the attacks begin. It's incredibly crummy and run-down, and comes complete with its own creepy butler.

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* OldDarkHouse: The main characters are visiting one for some kind of get-together just before the attacks begin. It's incredibly crummy and run-down, and comes complete with its own [[CreepyHousekeeper creepy butler.butler]].

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* [[CreepyHousekeeper Creepy Butler]] : The OldDarkHouse comes complete with its own sinister butler, who doubles as both a CrustyCaretaker and TheIgor.


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* OldDarkHouse: The main characters are visiting one for some kind of get-together just before the attacks begin. It's incredibly crummy and run-down, and comes complete with its own creepy butler.

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->''"'[[EatenAlive EATEN ALIVE]] BY BUGS!' screamed the headlines - and then the terror-strick panic began."''
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[[quoteright:264:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bugged.jpg]]

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* GaiasVengeance: One possible reason for why all the insects are suddenly attacking people.
* ShoutOut: One of the bugs' early victims is named Creator/CarlBarks.

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* ExcitedShowTitle: The novel's title features a pretty pointless (but attention-getting) exclamation point.

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A 1974 horror novel written by Donald F. Glut (who also gave the world the {{Novelization}} of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''). It has a pretty straightforward "plot," if you can call it that; insects rise up against humanity and start eating people.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The insects are of ordinary nice (no BigCreepyCrawlies), and certainly there isn't a scene of a half-digested man erupting from the back of a giant beetle.
* TheSwarm: Not just of one particular insect, but different kinds.

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