Big Impacts, Small Footprints.

THE HUMAN SUBPLOT IS THE PLOT “Monsters are tragic beings,”  Godzilla co-creator Ishiro Honda was onto something when he observed, “They are born too tall, too strong, too heavy.  They are not evil by choice.  That is their tragedy.” Humanity is at the heart of the best monster stories.   It’s not by accident that... Continue Reading →

The Reign of Classism: Social Bias in Frankenstein

By Sarah Winkler Classicism is defined as a bias toward, or against persons of given social classes. In the films The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), and Frankenstein (1931), there are underlying, or otherwise distinctly presented elements of classism that surround the characters depicted in each film. These are currents of social bias which become highlighted... Continue Reading →

Oily Maniac

While ostensibly a monster film, it is equally a revenge film and an action film. And I guess a hopping turdman film, which also makes it the only example of that I can think of.

DJANGO KILL… IF YOU LIVE, SHOOT!

Ask any two horror fans why they’re fans in the first place expecting similar answers, and I think you’re in for some disappointment.  We come to horror for as many different reasons as there are fans in the first place. But if you’ll forgive my armchair psychologizing, I think that all horror fans are, at... Continue Reading →

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