Monster of the Day #544

“Quick, Henry, the Flit!”

(C’mon, I haven’t used that one in over a month now.}

  • Flangepart

    “On final approach to hand. Landing gear down, fangs extended…”

    Not MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS is it? That don’t exactly look dragonfly to me.

  • The Rev.

    MotC was black and white, and the prop didn’t look like this.
    Man, I haven’t know ANY of them this week. I believe that’s a first.

  • Ken_Begg

    The last two are from one movie. I haven’t seen either of this week’s movies either. I’d largely skipped over ’80s horror at the time, as I generally found it crass. Different strokes.

    This one I began to watch years ago, but was so utterly disgusted by the first story (it was an anthology created by shortening down other movies) that I stopped watching it. It was really gross. Maybe I should give the rest of it another change, though, because much of it looks hilarious.

  • Sandy Petersen

    speaking purely as a scientist, it is a great blessing for humankind that wasps are not the size of cats. We’d probably be extinct within a year.

  • Ken_Begg

    The question is, though, whether cats the size of wasp would be any better.

  • Flangepart

    D’OH! That’s right. So not that one.
    80’s flick? Can’t think of a bug ugly from that time…

  • bgbear_rogerh

    Those crawling hand movies always creep me out.

  • Ken_Begg

    Hmm…Ticks (quite good)…Blue Monkey…

  • I’ve seen a third of Night Train to Terror, specifically the third that was The Nightmare Never Ends. That particular worthy has Richard Moll playing a hard line Atheist that an ageless Nazi devil worshiper… demon… the movie has no idea what he is, but he wants Moll to coach Satan’s Little League team or something. It really doesn’t make a lot of sense, but from what I’ve been told seeing the Night Train to Terror version is the way to go. The original doesn’t have the stop motion beasties.

    Of course, not seeing it at all is a way to go, too.

  • Flangepart

    What about houses the size of grasshoppers?

  • Marsden

    That’s a wasp? Looks more like a Zanti to me.

  • The Rev.

    The Nest, also pretty damn good.

    So, yesterday and today are from something called Night Train to Terror? What was Monday’s from, since no one answered me in that thread?

  • Evilspeak, a Carrie rip-off featuring Clint Howard as Carrie. Amusingly enough, both these films have Richard Moll in it.

  • Ken_Begg

    Yeah, it’s close enough that you can only hope it was an intentional wink.

  • The Rev.

    Oh, I’ve at least heard of that. I saw a still from it once, with Clint floating and looking creepy. Doesn’t someone get eaten by pigs in that one? I seem to recall that from my old video guide book.

  • The wasp is from the segment of “Night Train to Terror” that was culled from “Death Wish Club.” It’s a squirrelly little flick, lots of fun if you’re up for 90 minutes of rock solid weird. I have a VHS of it tucked away for emergencies.

  • Ken_Begg

    Man, gotta look for that.

    Man, I wish we could run T-Fest for a week. Even twice a year means we can just barely scratch the surface.

  • wallyballou

    I think I used to have that same rubber hand hanging out of the trunk of my car…

  • wallyballou

    Fortunately, the mostly passive insect respiratory system imposes a limit on size. The invisible man is blind, and the 20-foot mantis suffocates.

  • Yup yup. At least one person.

    Been years since I’ve seen it, but that’s stuck with me.

  • Ken_Begg

    It was a girl in the shower (presumably for obvious reasons), from what I saw as I hunted for a still from the movie. Couldn’t find a decent pig one without boobies in it, though.