Monster of the Day #169

Ugh, that first Monday following New Year’s! I guess we all feel this way. Well, time to start living up to all those resolutions, though. By the end of 2011, I should have lost sixty pounds, have posted weekly pieces, and gotten a face.

  • BeckoningChasm

    An awesomely creepy movie, though as others have noted it seems like two scripts were combined when they made it.

  • F**k yeah! ‘The Creeping Flesh’! That thing scared the crap out of me when I was a kid.

  • Reed

    Ooh, I haven’t seen this one. I must see if Netflix has it.

    Hey Ken, if you wouldn’t object to a suggestion how about starting a topic on the best/worst/most memorable for whatever reason movie that you saw in 2010? I’d love to read about peoples’ experiences for the year, and I don’t have a blog (or much of a net presence at all, really).

  • Reed – Dunno about Netflix, but Hulu does have it.

  • David Fullam

    Got to admit, this one disappointed me. I was far more interested in the idea of the skeleton being buried so as to be rediscovered at a time when (hopefully) the resulting creature could be stopped. Very “Prince of Darkness” there. But anything with Lee and Cushing is always worth a look and the creature reveal is a good scare moment.

  • Rock Baker

    Haven’t seen this one yet. I hope seeing this photo hasn’t blown the whole point of watching it!

  • Well…not the whole point.

  • Rock Baker

    Sure, there’s still Cushing and Lee, but I DO so hate to have reveals spoiled before I see a movie! That’s why I’ve never bothered to watch Murder on the Orient Express.

  • alex

    I love Cushing and Lee but The Creeping Flesh is a complete bore. Nothing happens until 4 minutes before the end and it’s nothing worth waiting for. Cushing spends most of the film studying the creature’s finger wich looks disturbingly like a giant penis. His daughter goes crazy for reasons that are never made clear (padding the non existent script I guess). Director Freddie Francis admitted he wasn’t a fan of the horror genre and it’s all too clear when you watch this mess.

    If you’ve never seen it don’t bother with this crappy flick and watch Horror Express instead.

  • David Fullam

    Yeah, it raises all kind of neat ideas, yet ends up focusing more on the campfire tale aspect. “How do I know this to be true? Because…IT TOOK MY FINGER! Mwu ha ha ha ha ha!”

  • First, I think it was a bad idea to have Shane Black write a kid’s movie. The tonal shifts were all over the map, as if different people thought they were making a different movie. And that whole sniggering virgin angle was pretty inappropriate. Biggest problem, though, was Dracula throwing around dynamite. That was really just inane.