There were three creepy-crawly people hiding in the plate-rack.
And now comes the best part of the story, which is, of course, the "creepy-crawly" and horrible part.
What's the 'realms of creepy-crawly, Shivery-shaky' I wonder?
Loathsome; repellent; creepy: The trio plunges into the creepy-crawly high life of Acapulco (1880s+)
A nasty creature, esp the caterpillar, snake, or centipede sort: the lair, maybe, of creepycrawlies or a ghost (1920s+)