Monster of the Day #262

All he wanted was to be a self-made man.

  • Ericb

    So is this Black Monster History Week?

  • TongoRad

    I’m guessing it all leads up to the Blunch Black of Blotre Blame. Time will tell…

  • The Rev.

    I hadn’t really wanted to see this after reading Dr. Freex’s review, but ever since Ken mentioned his viewing of it, and something happening that made him stand up and yell, “That’s retarded!” I’ve been curious to check it out and see if I can determine what caused this reaction without flat-out asking and spoiling the surprise.

    Speaking of retarded, Siffy’s playing a bunch of aqautic attack movies all day tomorrow, including Mega-Piranha. If you didn’t see it the first time, don’t miss it! I’m hoping it’ll hold up to a second viewing. If so, I’m going to be grabbing the DVD, which I’ve seen for $5 in a couple of places.

  • Or you can get the Mega Piranha / MegaShark vs. Giant Octopus compilation DVD for a buck or two more than that.

  • The Rev.

    I haven’t seen that around. However, I’m not sure MSvGO is worth a buck or two. Man, that thing sucked. I’ve yet to watch the entirety of it.

  • roger h

    After initial focus group studies, General Mills decided to go with Frankenberry and Count Chocula rather than the other way around.

  • He kind of looks like Vincent Schiavelli in blackface.

  • roger h

    Would Jefferson Twilight being any help here or is he just too specialized?

  • John Campbell

    I never knew there was a Blackenstein!

    There just isn’t enough time for all the cheese…

    Mega Piranha (sp?) was by FAR much better than MS vs GO.

    How often do you see sharks leaping out of the water to eat a bird in flight?

    And wait, something made Ken jump up and scream “That’s retarded!”…

    Okay, now I HAVE to see this one..

    Oh yeah, was I right on the title? Or is it something not so obvious?

  • Ericb

    Blackenstein it is.

  • Jefferson Twilight is too specialized; his powers only work vs. Draculas. He also used to be a tank commander. And don’t forget the pigeons he raises on his roof.

  • Ericb

    I wonder why there was never a “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Black” or “Wolfman Black.”

  • Jefferson Twilight is too specialized; his powers only work vs. Blaculas. He also used to be a tank commander. And don’t forget the pigeons he raises on his roof.

  • Ericb

    Or maybe “The Werebrother of Harlem”

  • roger h

    An African-American Werewolf in London

    The Black Creature from the Lagoon

    The Yo Mummy

    It’s a Black Thing from Another World

    sorry I got started, the blaxploitation horror genre just didn’t last long enough

  • Rock Baker

    At least we got some great black zombies in Sugar Hill. Tho I too mourn that there was never a flick called The Wolf Brother.

    The Blacula movies played on television, but Blackenstein has never popped up in any form that I could see it. The black horror pictures I’ve seen have tended to be pretty good, so I’d guess that Blakenstein is the (no pun intended) black sheep of the genre.

    Wasn’t there also a movie called Black Frankenstein? I remember seeing a photo of a monster with a knarled lip, bugged eye, and a huge afro. Does that mean anything to anyone here?

    Also, while I can’t recall a title, I think I have heard of a black version of Jekyll and Hyde. I could be wrong, but it seems like I have heard of such a film.

  • Man with No Face
  • roger h

    Well the patient had nothing to “hyde” ;)

  • zombiewhacker

    Blackenstein was also released under the title Black Frankenstein, so maybe you’re thinking of the same movie.

  • Flangepart

    The Frankenstein monster: The only individual with group insurance.