12 Classic Movie Monsters

TJLamb0518

Jumping That Shark....
Nov 8, 2002
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N o mention of Glenn Manning? The amazing Colossal Man? And Jacksons' Kong? Give me the 33 version where the woman had the good sense to be terrified of a huge friggin' gorilla from start to finish! Falling for the ape is so ridiculous!
 

Vyce

Light-skinned, with no Negro dialect.
Feb 11, 2006
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did anybody see The Host?
I have. I just burned it to DVD the other day, actually. Pretty good film, although it's got issues:

1) I felt it went a little long. It's about 2 hours long, it should have been at least 15 minutes less than that - maybe 30 minutes.
2) You see the monster a LOT - which isn't so bad, but for me, it kill a little bit of the suspense you would otherwise get if you had the monster more of a mysterious, unseen menace.
3) The film doesn't seem to know at times if it wants to be a horror movie, a drama, or a comedy - yes, a comedy - and the transitions in the film between the three are awkward.

It's entertaining though. The monster is this fucked up thing that looks partly like a giant tadpole, partly like a really hideous, mutated eel with big-ass forelimbs.

The first 20 minutes are really solid - the monster's initial rampage on the shore of the river is really fucking fun.
 

WhiskeyWhispers

I Want To Kill You All
Mar 11, 2007
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3) The film doesn't seem to know at times if it wants to be a horror movie, a drama, or a comedy - yes, a comedy - and the transitions in the film between the three are awkward.
I described the movie to a friend as having multiple personality disorder. It's worth seeing, but I probably wouldn't watch it again.
 

Stormrider666

Hell is home.
Mar 19, 2005
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#12
That pussy didn't last more than 5 minutes before he was counting the lights. And he did the J.O.B. to a fucking door.
Since ROTJ has been on alot lately, there is something I noticed and its been bugging me. Luke is a Jedi, he could have brought the door down with his powers, instead of using a rock to hit the control panel. Great list btw the way, I would like to nominate the creature from Deep Sea Rising.
 

Darth Mode

You went over my helmet?!
Nov 16, 2006
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Since ROTJ has been on alot lately, there is something I noticed and its been bugging me. Luke is a Jedi, he could have brought the door down with his powers, instead of using a rock to hit the control panel. Great list btw the way, I would like to nominate the creature from Deep Sea Rising.
Well if he would've done that he couldn't have been able to show off his amazing throwing abilities. :icon_roll
 
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Aliens are a pretty good monster, why the fuck aren't they on the list?
 
H

Haulport

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#17
Mull from "Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster"



 

TallBaby

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Sep 9, 2005
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#19
Also snubbed from the list: Torgo




In response to the question of if Torgo is truly a monster, Tom Servo offers his opinion:

"Well, I think that uh... sure, yeah. It seems to me that... yeah. Exaggerated physical attribute, in this case, the knees, used to induce terror. Yeah, I guess Torgo's a monster."
 

LiddyRules

I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
Jun 1, 2005
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Also snubbed from the list: Torgo




In response to the question of if Torgo is truly a monster, Tom Servo offers his opinion:

"Well, I think that uh... sure, yeah. It seems to me that... yeah. Exaggerated physical attribute, in this case, the knees, used to induce terror. Yeah, I guess Torgo's a monster."
Most of the monsters are giant, along the lines of Cloverfield's Cecil the Sea Monster. Torgo was only giant in spirit. We love you you hobble kneed bastard!



I wouldn't even put Eegah on the list. (Watch Out For Snakes.)