Monster of the Day #713 Updated on June 19, 2013 By Ken Begg 23 Comments OK, this is the coolest beastie from this film, so I should hold it off, but I just couldn’t. Me likee the gillmen. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1611 (Aug 21, 2017) Monster of the Day #1610 (Aug 17, 2017) Monster of the Day #1609 (Aug 16, 2017) Monster of the Day #1608 (Aug 15, 2017) Monster of the Day #1607 (Aug 14, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Gamera977 Rub-a-dub-dub, C.H.U.D. in the tub… Sorry… Flangepart “Too many bubbles. Do you know what it does to my scales? Sheesh…” SteveWD ‘Saturday the 14th’, right? Why is it that some movies you see on cable when you’re about 10 stick in your head – whether or not they are any good? Ken_Begg ‘Cause when you’re 10 everything is awesome. Also…Gillman! Ericb Except for getting clothes as Christmas presents. Cullen Waters When I asked Calgon to take me away, I didn’t realize Gillmen would be involved. Kirk Calgon? More like Cal-Gorn. Jesse I won an online contest by being the first to identify what movie this shot came from. The DVD I won was some indie vampire flick, among the worst movies I’ve ever seen. But it was still cool to win something. Rock Baker It is indeed a really cool gill-man. The kind of thing that makes one wish they’d just shot a straight sea monster movie. I haven’t seen this particular film, but I’ve heard it isn’t as good as it’s potential, something which seems to be the case of most every slasher spoof. Why is it so hard to spoof that genre? It’s downright farcical to begin with, so it should be easy enough, one would think. FEnM “Hand me the loofah, would ya? I need to scrub my back, it’s all scaly…” Ken_Begg I remember one bull session with the B-Masters way back in the day–must have been an early B-Fest–where we just sat around riffing on spoof gags we could do. Most of mine (surprise) centered on the spring-loaded cat; opening a cabinet, only octopus tentacles come out instead of a cat; a cat jumping out of increasingly small things, like a car glove box or shoe box or opened milk carton…by the end we were in one of those stupid laughing dazes you get in where you’re just sitting their purple faced and wheezing. Cullen Waters I’ve thought that the reason Slasher movies are hard to spoof is the condescending attitude most film makers have for them. The level of dislike they feel for the sub-genre comes through in the story and the treatment of the characters. Unless the film makers are masters of the craft, I think it taints their work. It’s the difference between, say, Young Frankenstein, which has a love for the Universal Monster movies, and Scary Movie, which hold the whole Horror genre in contempt. For my money, the best Slasher parody out there is Club Dread. Not only is it a funny movie, it’s also probably one of the best Slasher flicks ever made. Flangepart Perrom-ching! Flangepart Good point. I love YF not just because Mel uses an actual movie ending, but his respect for the flicks is evident in every frame. Also…Real Strickfaddens! Rock Baker An interesting side-note, they were spoofing the Spring-Loaded Cat as early as 1940 in the film THE GHOST TRAIN! Rock Baker I remember once putting thought into a slasher spoof and it dind’t go where I expected. My idea was to have an actor living in 1963, wondering what the next big thing in pictures was going to be. A scientist with a time machine offers to give him a glimpse of the future and he takes him up on it, and hurls forward to the 1980’s. The only problem is that in the transfer he finds himself stuck in a movie itself, a rental tape for SUMMER CAMP SLASHER 8, and he finds himself a part of the goings on and seeing how movies have changed. He would also be able to hear and communicate with a couple watching the video in their home. At first, I thought it would be kinda funny, until the following idea presented itself: he sees a friend, once a star in his own right, reduced to doing this kind of schlock -playing the local Sheriff- to make ends meet. When this friend is later horribly murdered by the slasher, our hero finds his body and is overwhelmed. His emotions hit hard by this, he screams at those who can hear him outside the movie. “Is THIS what you call entertainment?!! Do you get your jollies from THIS?!!” At that moment, I realized there was actually some legitimate drama the outlandish scene could offer, and an honest reflection of how things had changed between one period and the next. On top of that, my idea as it turned out wasn’t so much a spoof of the genre as much as introducing an outsider to it who would turn the genre on it’s ear. He’d be pretty frank letting people know that they should stick together instead of wander off alone, which frustrates the killer no end because he can’t do anything even though he doesn’t know why. MrTongoRad I thought Tucker and dale vs. Evil was a pretty excellent sendup of slasher movies, and you could definitely tell there was some affection for the source material there. GalaxyJane This scene is pretty much the only thing I remember from this flick, despite knowing that I’ve seen it more than once. OTOH I did recognize it immediately, which doesn’t happen with every MOTD, even when I’ve seen the films. Eric Hinkle That movie was also amusing just to see the hillbillies being not stupid, inbred psychos for once. That and was it me or were the kids/victims n that film so stupid that they didn’t NEED any help from mad killers to die horribly? zombiewhacker I’m probably the only person on earth who thought Student Bodies was hysterical… the first ten minutes particularly. Unfortunately, that movie eventually ran out of gas, MrTongoRad Definitely wasn’t you- I’m surprised they lasted as long as they did, actually. Eric Hinkle At least it was a comedy — in so many horror movies the victims are so monstrously stupid you have to wonder how they lived long enough to become monster chow in the first place. Bill Hiers Ah, the fishman from Saturday the 14th. He’s definitely the monster with the most bite in the film, being bulletproof and killing a cop.