The mad-human crush of the San Diego Comic Con looms, with almost 150,000 people attending over the Con's five days, starting tomorrow. Never fear, though. Here are 10 other hungry swarms that'll curdle your blood in advance.
The Monster didn't mean to kill that little girl by the lake. She was just softer than he thought she'd be. But that's enough to get the citizenry up in arms, torches at the ready. The Big Lug didn't stand a chance.
John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars
I wouldn't have thought that crazy space death punks would look pretty much like Greenwich Village cool kids on a Friday night, but there you go.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Peter Jackson and the gang from WETA managed to snatch from our collective nightmare-space precisely the creatures we wouldn't want to have knocking on our Helm's Deep door on a dark and stormy night.
Dawn of the Dead
Fast movers, shamblers, breakdancers — doesn't really matter, does it? It's still an implacable army of the dead coming to eat your brains.
THE MACHINES' SQUID SWARM
The Matrix Revolutions
Zion's last stand on the docks was really the only good bit of the third Matrix film: As a heavily armed platoon of exo-skeletal walkers stood waiting, a swarm of clattering metallic death squid took flooded into to the last human city.
Cannibals, dancing to Fine Young Cannibals, just before eating a dude: That's not just bloodthirsty, that a blood thirst quenched.
HUMONGOUS' ROAD CREW
The Road Warrior
I'm sure no one involved knew that giving Max's antagonist a nickname like The Count of Monte Fisto would be funny for all kinds of reasons, but the Lord Humongous' gas-hungry posse had a knack for swarming all over anything that hit the road.
AN ENTIRE CRAZY MARTIAL-ARTS VILLAGE
I wonder if the town elders of this crazy-ass middle European hamlet thought to themselves, "Yes, let's build a cement pommel horse right in the middle of the town square. What are the odds we'll all be trying to kill an ex-Olympic gymnast any time soon?"
The Naked Jungle
You'll need more than an acres-wide carpet of flesh-eating ants to stop Charlton Heston. Stupid ants.
The Wizard of Oz
They were after the little dog, too.