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There once was a man named Vic Savage. You're probably thinking "So?" Well, he knew an Exploitation Filmmaker named Allan Silliphant (who would later direct The Stewardesses, the most profitable 3D movie with respect to budget of all time) that was related to Stirling "In the Heat of the Night" Silliphant. Vic bought a story from Allan, pretended he bought a story from Stirling, and pulled together some investors - supposedly by promising cameo roles. He took the money, made... a "movie," and disappeared with most of the investors' money.

The story is about an UFO that releases a giant caterpillar-like monster who begins eating random people. It turns out that the monsters (there's a second one inside the ship) are actually robots sent to analyze human beings for aliens. Although the monsters are destroyed by the end, the spaceship still beams its collected data into space...

This "movie" would later be remembered as being particularly bad even for Mystery Science Theater 3000. For tropes and specifics relating to the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version, please check the episode recap page.

Tropes used in The Creeping Terror include:
  • Cameo: most memorably obese investor #5 as Jimmy's grandpa.
  • Car Fu: The second monster is defeated by ramming it with a truck! Armies of the world, take note. When guns are useless, grab a Ford!
  • Clothing Damage: A blink-and-you-miss-it moment. When the monster attacks the dance party, a woman tries to escape, only for a guy to come after her and pull her away tearing her dress top off.
  • Dull Surprise
  • Infant Immortality: Averted with Bobby. Played straight with the actual baby.
  • Kill'Em All: This film has very few survivors.
  • Fauxlosophic Narration
  • Fan Service: The various shots of wiggling female legs disappearing down the monster's gullet. May also count as Fetish Fuel for some.
    • Fan Disservice: And for others, it's ruined by the fact that, well, they're getting eaten (and it doesn't apply to the male victims).
  • Monster Misogyny: One of the most blatant examples.
  • Pregnancy Tropes: Averted. There's just suddenly a baby.
  • Shaggy Dog Story
  • Science Is Bad: Dr Bradford is clearly wrong for taking any kind of non-military action. Not that the military are any better.
  • The Narrator: Who seems to only talk when the characters should be. With good reason - the crew dropped the sound equipment in a lake, so they didn't have much choice.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Almost all of the victims tend to stand in place and scream rather than flee the easily outrunable creature.