Monster of the Day #415

Really, what can you add to that?

  • Anonymous

    I’ve always thought we need more walrus aliens.

    And metal bras…

  • Ericb

    Give us cooookies!

  • Anonymous

    Last night, we watched the first half of some Burroughs adaptation called “At The Earth’s Core.” We crapped out because at least 3/4 of the run-time was people shuffling through corridors, but the parrot-dinosaur monster could easily have featured on one of these covers. I laughed myself silly. Alas, the rest of the monsters weren’t nearly as inspiring.

    Also on last night’s roster: “Titanic II,” which was just terrible in every way, and “Prince of Darkness,” which was… disappointing. Love the concept, love the cast, hate the execution.

  • Anonymous


  • Mr. Rational

    Hey, I’ve seen the cover for Titanic II, okay?  Where the funnel looks like it has a face?  You knew what you were getting into.  :)

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t see anything like that. Maybe I wasn’t paying attention to the box cover displayed on Netflix?

    Anyway, I would have much preferred ghosts or aliens or shark people to what I got, which was a bunch of shitty actors not knowing how tsunamis work.

  • Mr. Rational

    Ah, Netflix.  That explains it.  Well, sorry.  Maybe you DIDN’T know what you were getting into.  Although then again, I mean…Titanic II?  Ye gods.  Still, it couldn’t have been worse than Titanic:  The Animated Movie.  Which you should also check out.

    And for the record, what “At the Earth’s Core” lacks in monster mashing, it makes up for in sweet, sweet Caroline Munro.

  • sandra

    Those bronze bras must be very uncomfortable.  I don’t know which would be worse – hot weather or cold weather.  Either way – eeekk.

  • Sandy Petersen

    I think the sharp pointed top on those bronze boots seems even more painful. Arent’ her shins gouged all the time? Plus, are the whole boots bronze? If so, how does she bend her ankles?

  • Sandy Petersen

    Also thought I’d get the ball rolling on the upcoming Tween Fest. Ken has decided that we have not been edumocational enough in the past, so this year it’s:

    Forks Over Knives

    Capitalism: A Love Story

    Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup


    Super Size Me

  • Rock Baker

    Hmmm. Krite-hippo-seals, the scourge of the universe!

    Once again, excellent color use, although the monsters look as if they had been done by another, lesser artist. I’m guessing the people were models (duh, as they say) and drafting classes gave the artist a handle on painting machinery. Too bad most of these artists worked in anonymity, as it would be useful to see some other covers and see if they possess the same problem. I know I’ve seen this technique elsewhere.

  • Mr. Rational

    I saw this list, and my soul threw up in my spleen.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    One thing I would add: either of the Earth people should be carrying a bucket. 

  • Anonymous

    heh, good one.

    I was thinking they were in Elbonia.

  • Marsden

    Ronald McDonald’s attorney and legal assistant tried to bring back a monster for the McDonaldland commercials.  Finally, it was named “Grimace” after some dental work.

  • Anonymous

    I spent most of Titanic II actually screaming at the television screen for being so stupid it actually made me angry.  Watched the whole thing though, followed by the rip-off steampunk Sherlock Holmes with the mini-T Rex rampaging through the park.  What the hell does that say about me?

    Also, if you build your ship out of concrete, don’t be surprised when it sinks (IOW, they filmed all the “ship” interiors in a hotel. The illusion was, shall we say, less than totally convincing).

  • Anonymous

    You’d think a bronze bra would chafe something fierce.

  • Flangepart

    ‘Buy war bonds and stamps for victory!’ Now we know when it was printed. Yea!
    Bronze Bras. Think Madonna read this one? Even it they have felt liners, yeah, they’d have to be a bear to wear.
    Also, the dude needs to charge up his ray gun.

  • Pip

    Sandy’s gone off the donkey rails…

  • The Rev.

    You forget Expelled.  That’d fit right in, I believe.

  • sandra

    The woman is probably wearing bronze greaves, not boots.