Autumn of Terror: Movie Monsters
By Geeky Gem
As Autumn of Terror continues here at All Geek To Me, I thought I would talk to you about some movie monsters that have either freaked me out (by that I mean they freaked me out not scared me ok.), some that have made me laugh and some the are just epic. Shall we begin?
The Gremlins – Gremlins 1984
When this movie frist hit the big screen, as with many of favourite movies I was very young, I was 1 in this case. Meaning that I didn’t see this movie till well over a decade later, this is how much I didn’t and still don’t scare easily. The first time I saw the Gremlins like Stripe above I believe I thought well there a little freaky aren’t they. I watched this movie plenty of times with my little brother and when he first saw it I had to go and check under his bed every night for a week just so he would go to sleep. The funny thing about that now is that he loves horror movies more than I do. The Gremlins dont sat off looking like this they come from Gizmo after water is poured on him, breaking one of the rules of caring for a Mogwai. I love the Gremlins and I think they make awesome movie monsters, if you have never seen this movie, then shame on you.
The Crawlers – The Descent 2005
When I first saw this movie I wasn’t saw how I was going to get on with it. Turns out I liked it, this was partly down to the Crawlers who after years and years of living in the caves ad adapted to the living there, with eyes that could see in the dark and stealth to hunt its prey. They didn’t scare me either but I can see why they would, with the ability to appear from any where the Crawlers are not a monster I would like to come up against.
A Critter – Critters 1986
Another 1980′s movie monster for you here, some people say Critters came about as Gremlins weren’t scary enough, well if you asked me they both make laugh. These creatures from outer space have crash landed on earth, and they are hungry. They land on a farm and the fun begins as they terrorize the family that live there. I have never laughed so much watching this movie its great if you havent seen it, check it out.
The Pale Man – Pan’s Labyrinth 2006
As many of you know I love the work of Guillermo del Toro, I got to see Pan’s Labyrinth in the cinema with some friends. The Pale Man freaked me out, he didn’t scare me one bit but I won’t lie to you he did freak me out. However he is brilliant and Doug Jones does a fantastic job as he plays the Pale Man and Fauno in this movie. If you havent seen Pan then you really must, it has such a simple story line but it is very powerful and the creatures with in it could only have come from the mind of Guillermo del Toro.
Godzilla – Gojira 1954
Now what sort of movie monster list would this be with out Godzilla, back in 1954 he bashed and crashed his away around the town wrecking ever thing in sight. Now Godzilla can’t really be blamed for this, was it not for some nuclear testing he would never have been born in the first place, can’t blame im fr being a little pissed off can you. Godzilla has been in many movies but the 1954 one is my favourite, however Godzilla is set to make a return to the big screen in 2014.
There we have it folks just some of the great movie monsters out there for you to enjoy and hide from. Now I am off to check under my bed for Gremlins and Critters, I’ll see you soon.