A 1974 horror novel written by Donald F. Glut (who also gave the world the Novelization of The Empire Strikes Back). It has a pretty straightforward "plot," if you can call it that; insects rise up against humanity and start eating people.
Tropes used in this novel:
- Covers Always Lie: The insects are of ordinary size (no Big Creepy-Crawlies), and certainly there isn't a scene of a half-digested man erupting from the back of a giant beetle.
- Crusty Caretaker: The Old, Dark House comes complete with its own sinister butler, who doubles as The Igor.
- Excited Show Title!: The novel's title features a pretty pointless (but attention-getting) exclamation point.
- Gaia's Vengeance: One possible reason for why all the insects are suddenly attacking people.
- Old, Dark House: 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.
- Shout-Out: Some of the characters are named for Carl Barks characters.
- The Swarm: Not just of one particular insect, but different kinds.
- Verbed Title: Titled for its plot, people being eaten alive by bugs.