Monster of the Day #494

Keep your stamen to yourself, Mister!

  • Flangepart

    The woman eating monster. Nickname for some football players, no doubt…

  • Ericb

    Heeeey babeeee, they call me the luuuuuuuuuuuv machine.

  • Gamera977

    Arrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhhh, my hay fever!!!!

  • Sandy Petersen

    I adore man-eating plant movies and deeply resent the fact that there are so few of them.

  • Ken_Begg

    This might be one reason. Man, what a snoozefest this one is. Still, it would be a good double feature with The Relic, featuring the two most dickwad practical jokes in movie history.

  • Ericb

    The funniest thing about The Relic was the bizarre attempt to replicate the July 4 beach closing crisis from Jaws in a museum.  “We can’t close the museum!”

  • Ken_Begg

    Yes, it’s beat by “We can’t close the bridge!” in Bridge Across Time, but not by that much.

  • WOMANEATER, a sadly obscure number from 1950’s England. Could have benefited from the more lively pace of an American exploitation picture, but an intriguing entry in the frightfully underfed genre of killer plant monsters just the same. I’ve always loved this genre, never understood why there were so few killer trees on the screen. 

  • Not sure I follow. Granted, it’s been a couple years since I watched my copy of WOMANEATER, and even longer since I bothered with THE RELIC.

  • Ericb

    I love plant monsters myself but it is difficult to make something sedentary like a plant into an effective threat so I can see why so few attempt the challenge.

  • KeithB

    Well, you could always, say, BLIND PEOPLE. I hope I am not giving anything away for later in the week…

  • Flangepart

    Yup. Unless it’s a Triffid or a Night Monster, you average vegatable beastie just waits for a meal to come along. Not unlike a Congressman or a ‘reality Show’ star.

  • I’m all for ambulatory killer flora. I’d like to see a few more walking tree creatures, myself. (I feel rather sad, though, that I may be the planet’s sole supporter of Tabanga. I even wrote a sequel many years ago.)

  • Marsden

    Was Audrey already used?

    I thought that giant fungus that almost got Scully and Mulder was a good monster, but maybe that wouldn’t be a good subject.