Monster of the Day #1033

Yeesh, I completely forgot to post this before I left this morning–yes, I’m officially senile–and then I had Internet issues after I got home, and then I had to leave to go watch Raiders of the Lost Ark in a theater. In about the last month I’ve seen Raiders, Goldfinger, Spy Who Loved Me and Son of Frankenstein in theaters. That’s more old movies in one month than I’ve seen new ones in a year.*

[*Unless you count each trip of several to see Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.]

But hey, here it is.

  • The blonde looks like she’s lost her mind. The monster itself is rather interesting. I’d imagine its name was something like TMCTFV: Too Many Consonants Too Few Vowels.

  • The Rev

    Maybe the monster’s angry that these two yahoos interrupted the staring contest he was having with the woman.

    That’s pretty nifty, though. Although it looks like that thing only has one limb, or whatever that is, sprouting off the side.

  • Flangepart

    And likely an evil overlord with prehensile cheek tentacles. That or the eyes are smarter looking than the brain is.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    One guy needs a spacesuit (with individually molded rear-end piece), the other guy doesn’t, and the monster kind of looks more friendly than menacing. And I’m thinking the guy in the lab coat actually put the blonde in the test-tube. I’m thinking this illustrates a short story by Ed Wood, except there isn’t enough angora.

  • Rock Baker

    I really like Doc’s ray gun. There’s something very UNCLE about it.

  • Gamera977

    ‘Doc, you were supposed to put the monster in the glass cylinder not your daughter!’

    ‘Well, the monster wouldn’t fit but she did, and besides if the monster runs off with the pool boy I really don’t care!’

  • Luke Blanchard

    According to the website of the William J. Heron Collection of Speculative Fiction, “The cover painting by Howard V. Brown depicts one of the Clark Stanton’s strange dream-adventures in DOOM OVER VENUS, the novel by Edmond Hamilton.”

  • sandra

    That monster is way too cute and friendly looking.

  • GalaxyJane

    As per usual, I am totally jealous of your ability to see older flicks in theater. Pretty much the only thing that would make me jealous of Chicago. The Indiana Jones ones are the 9 year old’s current obsession, so I’d have loved to have taken him. We did get to see Ghostbusters in theater this year, but that was it.

    And I’m pretty sure the dragon-thingy is just excited about having new pals to play with.

  • Ken_Begg

    It comes and goes. My friend Matt won’t have a slot in November, or one until March after Gone with the Wind in early December. Elk Grove is showing Planes Trains and Automobiles and The Shining over the next two months, but I doubt I’ll see either of those. Of course, there will be B-Fest in late January.