Monster of the Day #1495


B-Fest this Friday!

  • Gamera977

    Italian poster?

  • Eric Balzer

    You know, I find this beasty less frightening when it is giant since the really creepy thing about it was how it killed you by sucking out all your fluids.

    OT, Ken, I rewatched Troll Hunter this weekend and was wondering if you have seen it as it might make for a nice MotD week theme (though it would be short one monster).

  • Now we’re getting somewhere! This is a fun little flick, though the last monster fight is, if I recall correctly, a trifle contrived. Still, neat monsters.

  • bgbear_rnh

    New York, Salton Sea, che differenza fao?

  • Beckoning Chasm

    In that second picture, I don’t know why the world hasn’t asked that gigantic woman to pick up the mollusc-thing and get it off our planet.

  • Fine, I’ll just be sitting over here. In the desert. Alone. While y’all have L and L. And Pizza. Sigh…

    Seriously folks, I’m actually doing fine. Surprisingly well, actually. The Army screwed up big time and is actually letting me do my job for a change. Shh, don’t tell ’em or I’ll end up back on staff work.

    Have a great B-Fest, give my regards to Chicago until next year!

  • Wade Harrell

    I loved this movie, but I thought it was odd that they identify them as snails when there was nothing snail-like about them!

  • Flangepart

    Yup. Big old aquatic caterpillar in form. Nice to see Uncle Tanoose get a good serious gig. And…am I the only one thinks Holt was Really terrified at the prospect that prop monster might fall on him? It’s huge!…oh sorry, Yuge!

  • Ken_Begg

    If it makes you feel any better, only the Rev and I will be going to Gene & Jude’s as well as Superdawg this weekend. His flight arrives later tonight, and once you’re at the airport you’ve covered half the distance to G&J’s, so a late run seemed to make sense.

    We’ve decided to move our Jameson’s dinner to Applebee’s, though.

  • Ken_Begg

    That’s one think I love, his character looks scared to death when he’s fighting the monster. And why wouldn’t he be?

  • Wade Harrell

    I always wondered if the original creature design was more snail-like but then some producer said “What the hell are you doing? Snails aren’t scary! Put some claws on it! And big mandibles! Lose the shell!” I remember the dialog mentioning them having shells but I don’t remember being able to see any. Of course, you never really see the back part of the things anyway so maybe there was supposed to be a shell back there somewhere.

  • Rock Baker

    The shells are visible here and there, but not just highlighted when the beasts are in action. The best view of them may be when they are on the sea bed and the snails are curled up inside them.

  • Wade Harrell

    I think I remember that…been awhile since I saw it.

  • Rock Baker

    Even so, it seems like the shells were a touch small-looking compared to the size of the creatures themselves.

  • The Rev.

    Glad to hear you’re doing well, hon. We missed you much. Be prepared for a great big hug when we finally see you again. Stay safe.

  • The Rev.

    Yeah, and you wonder just how far they can stretch themselves when they attack, since you never see the shells during those scenes. They are pretty obvious when they’re sitting on the bottom of the sea, though.

    This movie is just a lot of fun, and I love the monsters.

  • Rock Baker

    They get a certain amount of a pass in their being snails, all gooey and fluid inside, so you can buy that they might stretch pretty far.

    And yeah, great movie!