Monster of the Day #973 Updated on August 19, 2014 By Ken Begg 14 Comments Neat. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1532 (Mar 24, 2017) Monster of the Day #1531 (Mar 22, 2017) Monster of the Day #1530 (Mar 21, 2017) Monster of the Day #1529 (Mar 20, 2017) Monster of the Day #1527 (Mar 16, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Eric Hinkle The heck? This looks very 50’s, but otherwise I have no idea whatever I’m looking at. The Brain Eaters? Ericb That is awesome! Where is it from? Ericb I don’t think so. The Brain Eaters looked like furry slugs. bgbear_rnh He should really try pulling it off rather than holding it on. The Rev. Wow, I have no idea what this is! That’s nifty! I love the little claws. I wonder if this thing inspired the D&D guys in their creation of the darkmantle. Beckoning Chasm They used to have this entire movie on YouTube (in chunks). I recently saw the rather forgettable remake with Traci Lords, and I can’t even remember if they updated this guy. Gamera977 Haven’t seen the film but was thinking D&D swiped the critter. David Fullam Not of This Earth. Flangepart Mayhaps it also inspired LOBSTER MAN FROM MARS. Rather crusty lil beastie on the top there. Rock Baker The stills are a touch misleading. In the film, he actually does a better job of looking to be attempting extrication while his head is being crushed. It’s actually a pretty unnerving scene, as I doubt any of us would want to check out of this world by having our heads covered and then crushed by an unearthly parasite. Rock Baker This is from the nifty Corman pic NOT OF THIS EARTH. The creature in question is a living (sorta plant-like) weapon. Oddly, the thing is dispatched to kill the doctor because of what he knows, yet the dead creature (like a bee, it dies after stinging) is left behind, providing some very physical evidence even more vital than the knowledge it was hiding. From the workshop of Paul Blaisdell. For extra trivia, in the original script, the creature was more dog-like, and tests were made with a dog covered in some sort of yellow foam. I think Corman made a smart choice in going with Paul’s critter instead. bgbear_rnh Sounds like the way I checked into this world ;) The Rev. I saw that a couple of months ago. There were no critter attacks. I rather liked it myself, but I haven’t seen the original (hence my mystification at this critter) so maybe it pales in comparison. Traci sure was lookin’ fine in it. I also enjoyed the montage running under the opening credits. Beckoning Chasm I’m using “forgettable” not in a pejorative sense, but in a personal one–I saw it recently as well (it’s free on Amazon Prime) and I can’t remember a thing about it.