Tag Archives: Monster Movie

Year of Monsters: The Mummy

I adore The Mummy (1999). I adore The Mummy Returns. I do not adore The Mummy (2017) with Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella, but to be fair, I only watched about ten minutes of it. Maybe it gets better. (It … Continue reading

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Year of Monsters: Creature From The Black Lagoon

A couple months ago, I read The Lady From the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O’Meara. Milicent Patrick was the woman who designed the Creature (or Gill-man) from Creature from the Black Lagoon (the … Continue reading

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“Today We Are Canceling The Apocalypse!”

Giant robots fighting giant monsters? Guillermo del Toro behind the camera? Idris Elba in front of it? One reasonably-priced matinee ticket for Pacific Rim, please.

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Sorry, Bela Lugosi . . .

Here’s a funny twist — there was a tie for Favorite Classic Universal Monster Movie, and while I haven’t actually seen one of the winners, I actively dislike the other one. So as tie-breaker, I am choosing . . . … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Like It Here.”

Here’s the thing: when you go to see a scary movie in theater, you expect it to be, you know, scary. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark certainly isn’t the worst movie I’ve ever seen in theater. But as a horror … Continue reading

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“I Had A Good Day”

So, I watched Cloverfield awhile back, and I don’t know what everyone was bitching about, but honestly? It kind of rocked. Cloverfield’s another one of those movies that’s shot entirely through shaky cam (I’m sorry, cinema veritae. No, we don’t take … Continue reading

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