Monster of the Day #544 Updated on August 22, 2012 By Ken Begg 21 Comments “Quick, Henry, the Flit!” (C’mon, I haven’t used that one in over a month now.} Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day 1589 (Jun 22, 2017) Monster of the Day #1588 (Jun 21, 2017) Monster of the Day #1587 (Jun 20, 2017) Monster of the Day #1586 (Jun 19, 2017) Monster of the Day #1585 (Jun 16, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net 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… cullen_waters 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? cullen_waters 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. Scott Lowry 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. cullen_waters 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.