Tag: Monster Monday

Monster Monday: The Babadook

Monster Monday: The Babadook

Happy Monster Monday! Since this is the last Monday of Pride Month, I'd like to celebrate with the unlikely queer monster icon the Babadook. If you're not familiar with the story, Netflix accidentally had the horror film The Babadook listed as a recommended LGBTQIA+ film a few years back. (Obviously the two can overlap, but … Continue reading Monster Monday: The Babadook

Monster Monday: Pan’s Labyrinth

Monster Monday: Pan’s Labyrinth

Happy Monster Monday, fiends! I hope you'll forgive me, but I'm cheating a bit. Today's monster does not come from a horror movie. But the monster is so terrifying and the actor/director duo has such a high horror pedigree that I'm allowing myself a little leeway. I'm speaking, of course, of Doug Jones and Guillermo … Continue reading Monster Monday: Pan’s Labyrinth

Monster Monday: Spooky Space Kook

Monster Monday: Spooky Space Kook

Happy Monster Monday, fiends! I've been dealing with some health issues for the past several weeks, so I'm easing back into things and having some fun today with a classic monster from Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! The Spooky Space Kook – who deserves his own Monster Monday post just for that name alone – has … Continue reading Monster Monday: Spooky Space Kook

Monster Monday: Bride of Frankenstein

Monster Monday: Bride of Frankenstein

Happy Monster Monday, fiends! In honor of Women in Horror Month, today's monster is the most iconic woman in horror history: the Bride of Frankenstein. Played by Elsa Lanchester, the Bride is only in the film for a few minutes, but Lanchester's performance – aided by James Whale's direction, Jack Pierce's makeup, and Vera West's … Continue reading Monster Monday: Bride of Frankenstein

Monster Monday: Down (AKA The Shaft)

Monster Monday: Down (AKA The Shaft)

Happy Monster Monday, kiddies! I have a treat for you today: The Shaft, AKA Down, AKA the preeminent film in the English-language Killer Elevator subgenre. Dutch filmmaker Dick Maas directed it as a remake of his 1983 film De Lift. I haven’t seen the original, but unsurprisingly it is generally regarded as far superior to … Continue reading Monster Monday: Down (AKA The Shaft)

Monster Monday: Blink

Monster Monday: Blink

Happy Monster Monday, fiends! Today’s monster comes from “Blink,” one of my favorite episodes of Doctor Who. While the show is generally more oriented toward sci-fi (and ripping out my heart and stomping on it), Doctor Who also does a damn fine job when it comes to horror episodes. “Blink” introduces us to the Weeping Angels, … Continue reading Monster Monday: Blink

Monster Monday: Birdemic: Shock and Terror

Monster Monday: Birdemic: Shock and Terror

Happy Monster Monday, fiends! Today's monster comes from a movie that I watched so that you don't have to – Birdemic: Shock and Terror. It's kind of like The Birds, except that it is absolutely terrible. The gist is that humans have screwed up the planet so much that birds start attacking us, but in … Continue reading Monster Monday: Birdemic: Shock and Terror