The Phil Harding remix has a section where the lyrics of the chorus change to 'You were always on my mind / You were always in my house...' followed by a breakdown section. In 1988, a different version of the song (not quite the same as Harding's arrangement, but based on it) was released on the Introspective album, which follows the 'in my house' section with a two-stanza rap by Neil.
Darling Rose Gold is one of our favorite creepy books of 2020. Talk about dysfunctional families. This novel is also perfect if you are looking to read books with colors in the title.
Haha, that isn't strange at all. I actually never enjoyed horror books or creepy books until the pandemic. Suddenly, this year, I found myself into rom-coms along with thrillers, mysteries, and suspense novels.
The creepy classics are a must, and I *think* you might like the scary books from 2020 -- those are less just about the horror and more psychological thrillers. I ate up Darling Rose Gold, and The Guest List was funny, creepy, and relevant (the bridge-to-be is a blogger). I didn't love the Riley Sager as much as others did, and The Night Swim is in my pile - everyone is raving about that one. I forgot to add The Sun Down Motel, but I enjoyed that one as well.
Giant bugs. They are bugs or muppets or Serkis Folk, whichever, but all are mad creepy. They have no individuality or intelligence, except possibly a Hive Mind. Considering almost all variants are hostile towards humans, and every single one of them is really ugly, nobody really worries too much about the morality of killing them.
Live-Action TV The ants from The Aquabats! Super Show! episode \"Manant!\" fall under this trope, as does the potato bug in \"Pilgrim Boy!\". Babylon 5: The first season featured occasional appearances by N'Grath, a crime-lord who looked like a giant praying mantis. The Shadows are five foot tall spider people, a form also suggested by their spacecraft. The she-mantis in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode \"Teacher's Pet\" and the giant bugs in Angel's \"Fredless\". In The Bush Tucker Man, Major Les Hiddins tells how in Australia's Northern Territory they talk of a mosquito so big it landed at Alice Springs Airport and was filled with a hundred gallons of aviation fuel before they realised what it was. Les finds it all rather unlikely. \"I've never seen a mosquito that big. Ninety gallons yeah, but not a hundred.\" Doctor Who: The classic series has \"The Web Planet\" and \"Planet of the Spiders\", among others. The queen spider was larger than a double-decker bus, man... Eugh. \"The Runaway Bride\" has the Giant Spider Racnoss Empress. \"Utopia\" has Chantho, an extremely nice humanoid insect alien. Jack Harkness (unsurprisingly) flirts with her. \"The Unicorn and the Wasp\" has a human-sized alien wasp. When Donna says she ran into a giant wasp, she doesn't mean big, she means FLIPPING ENORMOUS! \"Kill the Moon\" has giant bacteria creatures, which look like spiders, on the Moon-egg. \"Arachnids in the UK\" has spiders that were descended from an improperly-disposed-of test subject, modified to live longer, which consequently grew huge by eating garbage. The smallest are the size of dinner plates. \"It Takes You Away\": The \"antizone\" between the two mirror-portals is home to flesh-moths the size of large rats, which eat any kind of meat they can get to. The Insects from Lexx are wood lice as big as a small planet. The Lexx itself is an insectoid Living Ship the size of Manhattan. A staple of Klaus Von Steinhauer's plans in Monster Warriors. Aside from the Giant Spider, other giant creepy-crawlies he unleashed on Capital City include: a bumblebee (Buzz!\"); an earthworm (\"The Terror Underground\"); a carnivorous butterfly (\"Attack of the Carnivorous Butterfly\"); a slug (\"Capital City vs. the Plant Thing\"); cockroaches (\"Terror of the Giant Cockroaches\"); a praying mantis (\"Marauding Mantis\" and \"Terror at the Drive-In\"); termites (\"Termites\"); a ladybug (\"Attack of the Enormous Terrifying Ladybug\"); stinkbugs (\"Attack of the Stinkbugs: Parts I and II\"); leeches (Attack of the Leaping Leeches\"); and ants (\"Trick or Treat\"). Power Rangers had insect and arachnid based Monsters of the Week up the yin-yang. In the first season alone, there was Spidertron, Weaveworm, Fighting Flea, Mantis, and Grumble Bee. The second season... Well, listing all of them would take too long, but suffice to say, bug-like monsters were popular among the villains. While made by the same company, Prehistoric Park actually subverts this despite having giant bugs. Head Keeper Bob actually prefers that Arthropleura is a man sized millipede, as it's too big to actually sneak up on you and be scary. He outright calls it a proper animal. Primeval has several appearance of giant arthropods and worms. The spin-off, Primeval: New World, also has a few nasty critters in it, namely the giant Jurassic beetles from \"Fear of Flying\". Red Dwarf has the Psirens, a form of GELF who resembled giant human-sized assassin bugs and who used illusions to lure and suck out their victim's brains. Stargate: Stargate SG-1: In \"Bane\", SG-1 once encountered giant alien bugs that tried to turn Teal'c into a nest for more bugs. Long story.Hammond: [listening to dozens of impacts on the Stargate's iris] What is that O'Neill: [uncharacteristically panicked] Those are bugs, sir! Really! Big! Bugs! Stargate Universe: This is the show's pride and joy. They've had giant spiders, chestbursters, and a dinosaur. Bug kaiju are quite plentiful in the Ultra Series. Some notable examples include: Antlar, a hybrid of a stag beetle and an ant-lion from the original Ultraman is one of the eponymous hero's most iconic foes. He's super tough to kill thanks to his insanely durable exoskeleton and also possesses the ability to breathe a beam of magnetic energy that can pull a plane out of the sky. Ultraman's final enemy was Zetton, an alien kaiju resembling a faceless humanoid beetle. Weirdly enough, its title is \"Space Dinosaur\". Kiyla from the original series resembled a mix of a woodlouse and a dinosaur with literal Glowing Eyes of Doom. Aribunta from Ultraman Ace is inspired by ants (ari is Japanese for \"ant\") and has the ability to breathe acid and shoot fire from its claws. Ultraman Dyna foe Sildron is a mutant insect that possesses the ability to see into the future, allowing it to instantly know its enemy's next attack and counter with its Attack Reflector. Ultraman Nexus liked this trope with its Space Beasts, including Bugbuzun (a gross mix of a cicada, a cockroach, and a locust with an Overly-Long Tongue and wings), Grantella (a scorpion-crab mix that shoots lasers from its stinger tail), and Banpira (a Giant Spider that produces fog to hide its presence and can erase memories of its existence). Insectas from Ultraman Mebius resembles a a stag beetle-rhinoceros beetle hybrid. It can command swarms of normal-sized insects to swarm foes. The suit possesses six legs with the actor's arms hidden in the pincers, instead of the usual Four-Legged Insect design used for Ultra Series bug kaiju.
Tabletop Games Arduin: Blue bellowers are beetles the size of elephants. Ars Magica: The Pests of a Colossal Size spell turns turns fleas, ticks, mites, etc. present upon a target into very large versions of themselves. Bleak World has Wereroaches, which are one of the only two werbeasts that can change at will (the other being werewolves). Their beast form is a six foot tall cockroach, and it is repeatedly noted that they are likely the strongest breed of werebeast, having the ability to fly and lift hundreds of times their own weight. The Book of Unremitting Horror: Torture dogs resemble giant mammalian cyborg weevils, with whirring power drills between their oversized, prehensile mandibles. Dungeons & Dragons: Numerous giant insects have appeared over the years, including bees, wasps, and ticks, as well as creatures like the manscorpion (a race of Scorpion People) and the formians, a race of Law-aligned Outsiders in the form of human-sized ants. Dark Sun: The thri-kreen are a desert-dwelling nomadic race of mantis-men. Many of them have psionic abilities. The Hivebrood are a version from Basic/Expert/etc D&D which doubles as The Virus. Araneas are giant (4ft long, 2ft wide) spiders originally introduced in Mystara. They're fully sapient, smarter than the average human, naturally adept at magic, and therianthrope-style shapeshifters, with a single inherent humanoid form as well as a natural spider form. Also, they're not Always Chaotic Evil but typically Neutral, admittedly tending towards being arrogant, manipulative jerkasses. In fact, they're an official player race in the Red Steel subsetting. Umber hulks are towering beetle monsters whose hulking build and powerful arms are backed up by a magical confusion gaze. Ankhegs are large burrowing insects that look a bit like giant rove beetles and are able to spew acid from their mandibles. Gloomwings are giant predatory moths from the Plane of Shadow with swirling hypnotic patterns on their wings. Their caterpillars, known as Tenebrous Worms, are even bigger and more ferocious than them, possessing venomous quills composed of a shadowy substance. Epic Level Handbook: Vermiurges resemble dragonfly-winged scorpions in the same size range as giants. The End of the World: In the \"Skitter\" scenario, several meteor strikes bring forth a race of horse-sized alien ants known as Myrmidons. They quickly overrun Earth, cutting down forests, tunneling beneath cities, and capturing humans for food in their mountain-sized mounds. Godforsaken: Krao control 2.5m long ant-like insects as mounts and guardians, and employ 1-foot (30 cm) long insect builders to build tunnel-ridden mounds of hardened earth. Aarak are beetle-like insects that range from the size of a large dog to that of a small horse. GURPS: The Ungeziefer from Urban Magic is a pitiable version of this. Formerly humans they're now giant cockroaches suffering from chronic depression. Monsterpocalypse has the Savage Swarm, which are giant radioactive bugs the destroy anything that has bright lights. Paranoia has the Giant Radioactive Mutant Cockroaches, at least in the goofier styles of play. Rocket Age: Venus has many species of giant insects including ants, the Trip Line Spider, giant dragonflies and wasps. Some of the small ones are even worse. Planebreaker: Vux and nux are reminiscent of blood-red giant wasps or hornets. Vux are six feet long and have venomed stingers as one might expect; nux spray acid instead and are eight feet long. Rangers of Shadow Deep: Giant giant spiders and flies are a common enemy in many scenarios. Rocket Age: Venus is home to many species of giant arthropods, including giant ants, spiders, dragonflies and wasps. Shadowrun: Insect spirits are incorporeal entities that possess people and turn their hosts into a human (or dwarf, elf, ork or troll)-sized mixture of humanoid and arthropod. The Strange: Cataclyst roaches are human-sized roaches with human faces. Similarly oversized roaches inhabit the Crater in the outskirts of New Centropolis, over the ruins of the old Centropolis. Some insects in Mesozoica are large enough to challenge a T. rex. Talislanta has a ton of freakish fantastic versions, such as flying leeches, snap-jawed worms, and hive-dwelling semi-humanoid scorpions. Tech Infantry: The larger castes of Bugs can be easily fifty feet tall. They Came From Beneath The Sea!: Aquatepillars are massive, multicolored sea slug-like creatures ranging from 10 feet long and 3 feet in diameter to 30 feet long and 12 feet in diameter. They are slow but relentless predators that attempt to slam into potential meals (aka, anything made of flesh) in order to paralyze them with the venomous hairs adorning their bodies before devouring their prey. They have voracious appetites and whilst capable of feeding on plantlife, they prefer flesh. The Primordials known as Bonellia Viridis Terribilis are literally spoonworms, a real-world aquatic invertebrate, grown large enough to feed on humans. The Gigantic Pillbugs are humanoid shaped and man-sized marine isopods. Wanderhome: Bugs serve as the pets, livestock, and wild creatures of Hæth, so they are accordingly large. Unlike most depiction of giant bugs, they are supposed to be less creepy and more cuddly. Warhammer: Warhammer 40,000: The original concept of the Tyranids was insects crossed with dinosaurs and while their look has developed more towards the latter they still retain a number of insectoid elements such as a Hive Mind, swarms, Queens and their six limbs. Catachan Devils, a species of gigantic centipede-like alien with scorpion attributes. Warhammer: Age of Sigmar: Alarielle the Everqueen, Goddess of Life, rides into battle on the back of a Wardroth Beetle, a giant-sized combination of a stag beetle and a Hercules beetle. Warhammer Fantasy: The Forest Goblins frequently use giant spiders the size of St. Bernards as cavalry, as well as some the size of moving vans for their shamans and bosses to ride to war on. They also have Arachnarok Spiders, which carry catapults on their backs and are so big Games Workshop had to come up with a custom base for the model. Werewolf: The Forsaken: The Nidmuzug, or, more plainly, the Unclean. Humans who ate food contaminated by the spiritual taint that all Nidmuzugs emit and found themselves turning into werecockroaches. Their hybrid form is a giant, humanoid cockroach that can have a poisonous bite or claw attack. Their \"beast form\" is a swarm of hundreds of cockroaches, all controlled by a single mind. Interestingly, they come off as quite miserable rather than scary. They lose absolutely none of their humanity in the whole Body Horror process, and they can't live among humans since light hurts their eyes. The elders eventually become estranged from their human sides, but given the general misery that is their existence, it seems more like Unclean who survive to that point used the logic of \"You know what Fuck you, I am a monster!\" Then there's the more conventional creepies, like the Azlu, or Spider Hosts. They're spiritual parasites who infiltrate human bodies, consume the brain, and turn the body into a puppet. They can turn into giant spiders at will, and are almost singularly dedicated to strengthening the barrier between Earth and the Hisil... which you'd think would be a good thing, but with less traffic between Earth and the Hisil, things start to get spiritually barren on this side of existence, leading to general turmoil. The Witcher: Game of Imagination: Just to name few out of a rather big bunch there are scorpions in size of a cow, crab-spiders able to chop your leg with their pincers and ygherns, centipedes measured in meters. As a whole, they a;; have have strong carapaces, most of them are poisonous and all of them are always hungry. Oh, and they are the only creatures immune to the Chunky Salsa Rule. World Tree (RPG): Some creatures resemble outsized arthropods of various sorts. Zonn, for instance, are essentially grasshoppers the size of cattle. The Yellow King: Slitherers look like three- to four-foot-long myriapods with gnarled carapaces. 59ce067264