Monster of the Day #7

Let the controversy begin!

  • Ericb

    Awesome! I love Kronos, though I could never figure how the thing moved.

  • BeckoningChasm

    Kronos wss great. Such a weird, unfathomable monster.

  • BobTanaka

    Kronos is a perfectly respectable monster, but what happened to Monster #7?

  • Ericb

    Maybe #7 is the Invisible Man.

  • Corrected, thanks!

  • Charles Goodwin

    Of all the monsters I saw in movies as a child, only two ever really gave me nightmares… one was Kronos, though I couldn’t explain why. Maybe it was because it was so weird. The other one, well let’s just see if it (they) turn up in a future post!

  • Charles, I think I have a guess. We’ll see tomorrow if I got it right.

  • Ericb

    If the next monster is what I think it is it’s my most scary monster as well.

  • Hmm, I’m starting to think I’m way off here. Oh, well, I’m sure I’ll hit it sooner or later.

  • BeckoningChasm

    I think the possibility that the next monster is actually a group of monsters does give it away. I’m trying to think of a way to hint without spoilers, but I can’t, so I guess I lose face.

  • Charles Goodwin

    It would be really hard to hint without spoilers. I’d ask the late Peter Cushing to lend me a hand, but, oops…

  • Ericb

    Well, Peter Cushing had nothing to do with my scary monster so we must be thinking of different things. Though I think I figured out what you are talking about and while I did find — pretty freaky they didn’t really scare me in a can’t-sleep-at-night kind of way.

  • Rock Baker

    Weird, the only classic monster to give me a childhood nightmare was the Blob, and that was after seeing Son of The Blob! (I think it was the guy getting his hair cut having his head shoved down into a sink full of blob that freaked me out)
    As for Kronos, I think it’s a perfectly respectible monster (I think you could get into controversy on the Magnetic Monster, but Kronos or even the Monolith Monsters are perfectly within the rules I’d think). A giant, life draining, mobile piece of modern art could send shivers up the most jaded spine! Maybe it didn’t have the sinister personality of Colossus, or the super computer in The Invisible Boy, but it’s mindlessness sort of added to it’s menace. Like a hurricane or earthquake, you just can’t reason with or effectivly fight it.

  • Guys — Way, way off.

  • Ericb

    Rock, for me it was the Blob as well (the original, I’ve never seen the sequel or the remake). I would have difficualty getting to sleep for days after I’d watch it. It terrified me … but I never missed it when it was broadcast. Glutten for punishement I guess.

  • Charles Goodwin

    Well, in my defense I was pretty young when I saw my second monster(s) (in a theater, yes I am aware how long ago that would have been!). I didn’t see The Blob until I was much older and caught it on late-night TV, so it didn’t have as much of an impact.

    I am kind of curious as to what Ken’s next pick is going to be, though!

  • Rock Baker

    Funny thing is, in my Son of Blob-fueled nightmare, I remember the old man from the first film was there!? Even worse, this was a reoccuring dream for a while!

  • BeckoningChasm

    Guys — Way, way off.

    Oh, I bet I know now. Possibly a set of monsters who wouldn’t get pinched on March 17th?

  • Actually, now I’m thinking of delaying this one. It might be too close to today’s.

  • sandra

    Could the ‘group of monsters’ be THEM ?

  • The Rev. D.D.

    Probably not since the giant ants from Them! were already on the list.

    BeckoningChasm’s post about a group of monsters and “losing face” would seem to indicate one particular movie; Charles Goodwin’s about Peter Cushing being unable to “lend a hand” a different one. I won’t say either of them here, to avoid spoiling the surprise. I will say both are very good monster movies with very unique critters that are great fun to watch.

  • John Nowak

    Always loved this one. It’s like the Monolith from 2001, gone evil.