A Monster Crossover Gets Even Bigger

Remember when this “Monsterverse” started with a gritty, serious Godzilla movie about human characters who were trying to survived in the shadow of this gigantic monster and the destruction it wrought? In the latest Monsterverse movie, King Kong has a big robot hand that he uses to punch monsters with. So we’ve kind of left gritty, … Read more

The Monster Squad’s Gillman design has the face of the Creature from the Black Lagoon hidden in its scales

The face of the original Creature from the Black Lagoon is hidden in the design of the Gillman in The Monster Squad Director Fred Dekker’s 1987 cult classic monster mash The Monster Squad  (watch it HERE) features variations of the classic Universal Monsters characters Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, and the Gillman, but it wasn’t actually … Read more

Sundance 2024: It’s What’s Inside, Realm of Satan, Your Monster | Festivals & Awards

One myth Cummings dispels early on is that the Church of Satan trades in malicious practices. In actuality it’s an atheistic society, steeped in counterculture and intersectional beliefs, whereby individuals are expected to take responsibilities for their own lives.   An editor by trade, on films like “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” and “Monsters and Men,” in … Read more

Your Monster (Sundance) Review

Melissa Barrera has a terrific showcase role in the Sundance Midnight selection, Your Monster, a musical/horror/rom-com mash up. PLOT: A young address (Melissa Barrera) ends up being dumped by her louse of a boyfriend while battling cancer. In her recovery, she also learns that he gave away a role he promised her in his upcoming … Read more

Jacob Elordi is the monster in Guillermo del Toro’s Frankenstein; replaces Andrew Garfield

Euphoria and Saltburn star Jacob Elordi is set to star in Guillermo del Toro’s Frankenstein, replacing a departing Andrew Garfield. It’s alive! ALIVE! Indeed, Guillermo del Toro’s Frankenstein film is officially a go at Netflix, with Deadline reporting that the director has signed rising star Jacob Elordi to play Frankenstein’s monster. He replaces Andrew Garfield, … Read more

Minus One’s City Destruction Shows the True Terror of the Monster

The wait for Toho Godzilla movies is relatively slow. In the last decade, the Western variant of the giant radioactive lizard has appeared in three films and a TV show with another movie on the near horizon. In that time, we’ll have had two Japanese offerings. But that wait is clearly worth it because, well, … Read more

Norwegian Monster Movie Sequel Ordered by Netflix

The brilliantly named Roar Uthaug is following up his 2022 Netflix film Troll with a sequel, with Netflix ordering the follow-up for the streaming service. Variety confirmed in an exclusive. The original movie, released last year, followed the aftermath of an explosion in the Norwegian mountains that subsequently unleashed a monstrous ancient troll. It’s left … Read more

Ben Wheatley Talks Meg 2, Jason Statham, and monster flicks!

The first time I saw Kill List, I was fascinated with the filmmaker behind it. As his work continued to grow, my appreciation for Ben Wheatley was only confirmed. With terrific features like Kill List, High-Rise, Free Fire, and the recent In The Earth, I was impressed with Wheatley’s choices. And then, he surprises once … Read more