The premiere of the new King Kong is two weeks away. So I thought it might be appropriate to start a new thread to round-up and discuss / debate / quibble / flame about our favorite monsters - be they from film, comic book, old mythos, tall tales, print or what have you.
And I’m not talking piker man-size cobbled together jobs like Frankensteins’ lab accident. I’m talking city destroying, clear signs-that-the-Apocalypse-is-upon-us, Lovecraftian-sized behemoths. Giants like, like, well - KONG!
Who’s your favorite? Whom do you think is wimpy and ridiculous? Who is unfairly neglected? Which perverse monstrosities could take out what freakish abominations? Let’s say, for example, Godzilla, Kong, Cthulhu & the Midgard Serpent all descend upon…oh, Sheboygan, all intent on devouring the city. Angered at seeing they have competition, these creatures duke it out for the right to lay waste to the fair metropolis. Which one emerges from the tussle victorious?
N’yarlathotep, “black goat with 1000 young” - or something such as that. Oft mentioned, but AFAIK was never actually featured in any Lovecraft story. Still, with a name like that you know it had to be one bad-ass creature.
the Kraken - from “Clash of the Titans”. Ray Harryhausen, you are a god.
“descend upon…oh, Sheboygan, all intent on devouring the city.”
I just had a mental image of a small group of teeny, tiny people, far away on the horizon, wearing winter coats and toques, waving pennants in the air and yelling, “yayyy!”…
My vote goes for Ancalagon the Black. What’s that, you say? You just want tiny little monsters, only capable of destroying one city at a time, rather than driving an entire continent beneath the waves with the force of their fall?
Well, okay. I say, “Monsters from the ID!!!”
Hey, they’re invisible. With big, cool footprint special effects.
[li] the rhedosaurus from The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, the first monster movie I remember.[/li][li]Gorgo, how often does the monster win in one of these movies ? (and she laid waste to London for a change)[/li][/ul]
[li]The Giant Gila Monster[/li][li]Reptilian, a cheap Korean knock-off of Godzilla[/li][/ul] Reptilicus should be on this list, but it gets point for being set in Copenhagen.