The Big Picture: MovieBob's Forgotten Monsters

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Interesting list, Bob! ...Though that number 1 pick is probably gonna give me nightmares...

NinjaDeathSlap:
Franz Kafka approves of Guyver 1.

Pretty much my only thought in watching that clip. Giant Mark Hamill Bug? Gold.

Anything with a giant Mark Hamill bug automatically wins.

Keith K:

PsychedelicDiamond:
My prediction: Hayter's gonna hate.

Hayter doesn't hate. That's why Hayter's so great.

Yeah, nobody can hate on Hayter. To us, he IS Solid Snake! And he wrote the scripts from the 1st 2 X-MEN movies, right?

GenGenners:
The Stuff has been mentioned somewhere else around here recently......

It was last Friday's episode of Escape to the Movies, where bob verbally destroyed Branded. You could tell he hated it just by his accent.

captcha: wild goose chase
sounds like code for a vodka run

*See She-Creature*

"Looks like something off Kamen Rider"

*Bob mentions it looks like it should be fighting Kamen Rider*

"Oh good, I'm not insane then... or I'm not the only insane one..."

But Bob, I'd like to see you do an episode about Kamen Rider, whether that's explaining what it is to people or talking about how Saban adapted it.

Ferbus still creeps me out.

I should have known that if someone remembered the live-action Guyver movies other than me, it'd be Bob.

Actually, I never saw the original movie (it was released as 'Mutronics' in Australia) because I'd heard that it honestly wasn't very good. I did see Dark Hero though. Not bad, not great, but hey, getting to see the Guyver costume in live-action is ALWAYS worth it. It's the most awesome superpower any hero has ever had, ever.

Bob dude, anything with giant cephalapods, i'm in!
and i gotta see me that killer baby movie for whatever that final scene is!

Ah, The Stuff. I'm a sucker for blob-type monsters movies, mostly because the blob always struck me as a really cool creature. Human-type killers are just so... boring. But the movie "The Stuff" did not impress me. The idea? Sure. Body-snatching via a food product. But much like Sucker Punch the presentation didn't work. The movie needed to be serious, not satirical. It couldn't quite pull off the over-the-top feel that worked for "They Live" when it came to sticking it to rampant commercialism.

I'm sure it will be remade at some point. But I'm not looking forward to said remake, considering the track record of other horror remakes as of late.

Bonus points for mentioning Kamen Rider, haha

The Mark Hamill Bug reminds me of 'I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream.'

you know what might make for a good addition for schloctober, Uzumaki (not Naruto). Its a Japanese horror movie that is based on a manga about how spirals, or Uzumaki in Japanese, are the most evil thing in the universe. people get turned into snails, get killed by washing machine, its good fun all around.

Mark Hamill bug: "That's f***ed up..."

You had me at "Giant Mark Hamill bug".

ritchards:
Ah She Creature... source of one of my favourite MST3K skits...

Tickle Me Carlo Lombardi

Yes, and plenty of riffs on Lance Fuller's acting (starts at 1:23:00):

"'Well, mmm, gosh, I, um, hmm...'"
"Fear? Elation? What is it?"
"Despair? Love? Joy? Tell us!"
"Concern? Passion? Hunger? What, Lance?"
"Ennui? Angst? Apathy? Gas?"
"Cold? Jubilant? Headache-y?"

Whoa... of all of those, the giant Mark Hamill bug was the most hunting...

Oh god. That horrible Guyver movie.... why did you remind me of that?

Fuck...........

That JarJar Binks lookin motherfucker, why? WHY?

ughhh Mark Hamill, may the bugspray be with you.

I have never seen the guyver movies, but mark hamill bug, part 1 wins.

What? No blue monkey?

Mark Hamill has mutated into an insect. Your argument is invalid.

Last time I checked The Stuff was available streaming on Netflix, go watch it... it's awesome.

DVS BSTrD:
That's Mark Hamill for you, always good for a laugh.

O ho ho ho ha ha hee hee ho ho,
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zeekyle:
you know what might make for a good addition for schloctober, Uzumaki (not Naruto). Its a Japanese horror movie that is based on a manga about how spirals, or Uzumaki in Japanese, are the most evil thing in the universe. people get turned into snails, get killed by washing machine, its good fun all around.

I'd recommend the original manga over the movie. The movie was kinda confusing as a result of mashing up all that stuff from the manga.

Junji Ito has made many other similarly disturbing manga, that take a simple, common objects and concepts and by slightly tweaking them make them horrible.

I was a big Godzilla fan as a kid, big enough that I bought "Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!" for the NES. The very first enemy monster you encounter is Gezora, but I never knew Gezora's origin. Thank you, MovieBob, for solving a 23-year old mystery.

I don't think I'll ever be able to look at Luke Sywalker in the same way again. I agree witht he guy who said the killer demon baby was scarier though, maybe becuse like the other guy I hate kids. Who knows?

One recent movie monster that deserves more credit IMO is Grendel in Beowulf (the 3D animated movie which everyone has forgotten about by now). He wasn't just a rampaging beast, he also made the audience feel pity for him. Aw, Grendel was like a big autistic woobie. And they felt disgust. Disgust and pity together is a pretty powerful combination for a movie monster, because then the morality of killing that monster suddenly blurs into grey.

Yeah, give Grendel more credit.

Ah, the Guyver movie, I remember trying to watch that on scrambled cable (back when you could do that) and then finally watching it on TNT or something. Good times.

Another thing it had going for it, Jimmy Walker as an (ahem) big-lipped lizard monster.


Schloctober already? Bob, just remember that James Rolfe posts his prevous year's Monster Madness on his youtube channel, so you might want to check that out so you don't mention some of the same stuff like last year.

Yeah, Guyver 2 never had a chance

interesting placement of the word "predator"

Fun Fact About "The She Creature": If you look at the abdomen of the monster, you will see two rows of 'teeth' or 'hooks'. Designer Paul Blaisdell designed these "lunch hooks" so that they could be operated with the actor's(Paul himself) abdominal muscle contractions, and make them open and close to grab the monster's prey. They were never used in the film, because the studio deemed them "too gruesome".

"The Stuff" was interesting, but not very well put together. The protaganist's eventual sidekick/contact of sorts "Chocolate Chip Charlie", the rival snack food mogul investigating "The Stuff", and his "kung fu" skills... not to mention numerous other elements just kind of put this into the catagory of "horribly bad" to the point that not even a clever premise could save.

That said, for some odd reason rather than a biting satire of commercialism, it always struck me that that was tacked on. To me, even as a kid (before I really understood commercialism or satire) it seemed to me like someone decided to hijack a Doctor Who script and turn it into a movie instead of a TV episode. Seriously, "The Stuff" seems like it would belong in his rogue's gallery, probably a tag team partner for "The Nestine Consciousness". :)

Just imagine a team up where the surviving "Stuff" has it's plastic yogurt containers animated by the consciousness so they can sneak out of the fridge and pour "The Stuff" down your throat while your asleep... the two team up to bring humanity to it's knees (insert bars of Doctor Who theme music).

David Hayter, Guyver 2 wins.
Dose anybody else think Schlocktober as a more lame, cut down version of Cinemassacre's Monster Madness?

Lieju:

zeekyle:
you know what might make for a good addition for schloctober, Uzumaki (not Naruto). Its a Japanese horror movie that is based on a manga about how spirals, or Uzumaki in Japanese, are the most evil thing in the universe. people get turned into snails, get killed by washing machine, its good fun all around.

I'd recommend the original manga over the movie. The movie was kinda confusing as a result of mashing up all that stuff from the manga.

Junji Ito has made many other similarly disturbing manga, that take a simple, common objects and concepts and by slightly tweaking them make them horrible.

Yes the manga was much better than the movie, for one i could not sleep for a bit after i read it the first time.

But after i watched the movie the first time i was literally haunted by Uzumakis, for a week! No joke i would pick something up off the ground and there would be a spiral on it!

what other Junji Ito manga would you recommend? I've only read uzumaki.

zeekyle:

Lieju:

zeekyle:
you know what might make for a good addition for schloctober, Uzumaki (not Naruto). Its a Japanese horror movie that is based on a manga about how spirals, or Uzumaki in Japanese, are the most evil thing in the universe. people get turned into snails, get killed by washing machine, its good fun all around.

I'd recommend the original manga over the movie. The movie was kinda confusing as a result of mashing up all that stuff from the manga.

Junji Ito has made many other similarly disturbing manga, that take a simple, common objects and concepts and by slightly tweaking them make them horrible.

Yes the manga was much better than the movie, for one i could not sleep for a bit after i read it the first time.

But after i watched the movie the first time i was literally haunted by Uzumakis, for a week! No joke i would pick something up off the ground and there would be a spiral on it!

what other Junji Ito manga would you recommend? I've only read uzumaki.

The Enigma of Amigara Fault is great for creeping you out if you are even a little bit claustrophobic.
Tomie is a story about a girl who, when cut, will regenerate. So if you cut any part of her, that part will grow into a complete body. I liked this story, it was creepy.

He has written much more, I remember reading Gyo that was about stinking fish with metal legs, but I remember not liking it much, but I'm not sure if that was because it was bad or what.

Talk about a blast from the past. I remember watching It's Alive and The Stuff when I was a child. When the remake of It's Alive was made, I actually went to the theater's to see it. The killer baby freaked me right out and The Stuff still messes with me.

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