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Mine's is the werewolf: ttly badass, but also suitably tragic for those br00ta1 transmogrifying scenes.
probably not classic enough so i'll go with bride of frankensien, girls with flat heads oooooooo yeah
Cthulhu is MY BOY. Got my back.
isnt it? :S
You ought to be eaten for that comment.
Cthulhu is my favourite too. Even though I've never read any of the books. I just like the pop-culture mythos around the character.
since he appears so briefly; but thinking about it, it doesn't matter because that one little passage is so.. well.. I think the only thing I can do to pay it proper homage is throw devil horns with both my hands.
The guys from A Shadow Over Innsmouth are brilliant too. Less sure about the winged space crabs from the The Whisperer in Darkness.
I didn't think any of the stories had been adapted. Either way, it's from horror fiction, it's a monster, so it stands!
You picked Gizmo first time around, you weirdo! Sure he's cute and cuddly, but he's nothing more than a mini-Ewok
A large "father" one, a medium sized "mother" one, standard one (who was just plain Gizmo) and a miniature one who was the baby. Mental.
and there's this amazing looking fan film
I don't think a film with the budget big enough to really do some of the mythos justice would be capable of capturing any hint of the atmosphere needed to really bring in the scares of Lovecraft.
apparently; someone pretty big was lined up to direct, I can't remember. Hopefully the end will be a bit more than "OMG holy shit guys a shuggoth"
Actually, I just looked: blimey, it's Guillermo Del Toro!
That fan film is 'mazing business.
or Brown Jenkin
It is part of Masters of Horror series one.
King did a Lovecraft mythos story called Crouch End that was adapted for TV too (in the Nightmares and Dreamscapes series I think). It wasn't, erm, amazing though.
You won't succeed
Firstly Frankenstein was the creator not the monster (he never had a name poor sausauge) so you don't mean Frankensteins as that would be being attacked by scientists.
Secondly there is the totally spurious apostrophe there attached to the 's' which is being used only to pluralise 'Frankenstein' and therefore does not require an apostrophe.
I think I succeeded OK...
The question was "What's your favourite monster?", my answer was "Frankenstein's" as in "Frankenstein's monster". Therefore the apostrophe was not spurious but denoting possession and clearly shows I understood the creator was Frankenstein, not the creature.
As long as you weren't questioning the quality of the novel itself though, which I love, I'll forgive you all this ;)
In my defence when you work with as many ignorant folks as I do day in day out you start to fear the worst whenever you see fingers hit keys.
Anyhoo... yes good choice of favourite monster. Erm... I like the contrast between how F thinks he's making an angel and is horrified and rejects the monster, thus (sort of) justifying its brutal revenge against him.
But yeah, I was at a really good lecture on it in Trinity that played up all the homoerotic undertones of the novel. The notion that man is trying to create life without requiring a female, the underlying sexual tension between Frankenstein and Henry, I think the monster can apparently be seen as phallic as well. It was all nonsense theory but a thoroughly enjoyable slant on it.
there's a lot of description of his fantasy for what the monster could be when he's idealising it that could be seen as erotic, just in its intensity.
I think if you pursue this line of enquiry, and if you take into account Shelly's age etc you could see Frankenstein's great disillusionment as being a metaphor for the disillusionment suffered by the romantic idealism of erotic love falling prey to the actual reality of it. Or something.
drakepress is saying that Frankenstein's monster is their favourite.
that I ever called him/her into question.
people they aint no good :(
you THE man!
Yeah, I went there.
But regardless, it's either:
The American werewolf who came to London (one of the five best films of the 80's).
Pennywise the Clown from Stephen King's IT.
My favourite King 'monster' is probably the 'evil' in Pet Sematary (killer cat and baby = brr), or the 'longboy' in Lisey's Story. It's an odd story, but the scenes with it are pretty terrifying.
I found that to be one of the most ridiculously drawn-out endings I've ever read. It went on for something like nine chapters. Insane.
"hit it with your shoes!"
Not to go into spoiler territory, but have you read through the Dark Tower books? There's an excellent bit in the last book (I think) with something that should please any Pennywise fan..
I've only read the first two books. Looks pretty kewl though.
Who cares if it's anti-intellectual anyway? Didn't do my brain no trouble none.
Do you mean horror fiction is 'anti-intellectual' as in they aim to spread hatred and mistrust of intellectuals? Or do you mean 'unintelligent'?
I love horror fiction, ffs. I honestly thought most would take issue with my unabashed King worship rather than what is obviously a throwaway attention-grabbing subject line comment.
Don't piss in my pocket and tell me it's raining, mate. It wasn't irony, it wasn't some 'obvious' bullcrap, it was just you using one term when you meant another. Must you insult me into the bargain by insinuating that I can't tell the difference?
or Mothra because he's so misunderstood :(
He looks gay too, so the other monsters probably don't take him too seriously
they guy's a fucking pimp.
He's not a monster, he's just misunderstood.
= Candyman! http://www.mr-c.me.uk/BlogImgs/candyman.jpg
if that counts
Also a million votes for Godzilla, although I see him as more of a hero than a monster.
the ones that can run lose that creepy factor the old ones have, where they move at a terminally slow rate, yet you know that they're gonna get you
the creepy unrelenting, ever pursuing dread mortality that they represent has been buried beneath a load of moronic lazy internet LOLZ and making them fast helps ruin the atmosphere as well. There's no suspense when they're charging about shrieking and jumping off things.
the kind that exist in Romero/Fulci mode are far scarier and more interesting.
You walk into a quiet room and just hear 'errrghhhhh' as they sidle along towards your mushy brain.
Amd on the new Call of Duty you can unlock Nazi zombies. NAZI ZOMBIES WHICH WANT TO EAT YOUR BRAINS AND TEACH YOU GERMAN.
Monster combination is the new thing. Why have zombies when you can have Nazi zombies? Why have Alien when you can have Alien vs. Predator? Cannibal vampire lesbians sluts as well.
that everything has fucking zombies in these days, because it's keeerrrrazy - they've become the new pirates/ninjas/monkeys in the things nerds like to be injokey and lame about.
I give thee: Spacegodzilla.
sadly have that on dvd somewhere.
king ghidorah definately the best 'monster' from the whole godzilla world imo, destroyah was ace as well.
OH NO THAT'LL ONLY SERVE TO HASTEN THE EATING OF MY BRAINS!
nd werewolves cos the stories bout werewolves seem to be really more poignant and human conditiony than most
but the three scariest monsters(/monster-type things) from videogames:
1. Black headcrab zombies from Half-life 2
2. Pyramid Head from Silent Hill 2
3. NEWCOMER: the Witch from Left4Dead is absofuckinglutely horrific.
The first time I was attacked by one was in the dark; proper "HOLY SHIIIIIIIIIIIT" moment. I was saved by the quite impressive AI. I now try and avoid them, although my friend tonight decided go right up to her when she was crying on this bridge and shine his torch in her face after I said "yeah, don't go near the witch..." I ran and hid in the house because I'm a massive girl.
when i was playing half life for the first time and i was crawling through a pipe without my flashlight on and i got attacked by a headcrab and i jumped in surprise SO MUCH