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I Was a Teenage Spider: The Atomic Age Influence Behind Spider-Man

The journey that Spider-Man has had to become the most iconic Marvel superhero of all time is nothing short of, well, amazing. Created in 1963 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, after the breakout success o...

Carnosaur 1993

Seven Underrated Giant Monster Movies to Watch After Kong: Skull Island

We all love a good creature feature. The bigger the better. And luckily, giant monsters are back in style. In just the last few years we’ve had Pacific Rim, Godzilla and now Kong: Skull Island. With t...

Gremlins

Seven Monster Movies That Should Have Spawned Franchises

There are so many great monster movies and creature features in the world of horror. Even when they’re bad, they can be good. They can be fun, entertaining, funny—sometimes even scary, depending on ho...

Review: The Crooked Man Is An Entertaining, Well-rounded Monster Movie

The Crooked Man is a fun, teenage monster movie–a fun thrill ride from start to finish, in all the most literal sense. As the film opens, we are introduced to a gaggle of young women trying to h...

Carnosaur 1993

How Carnosaur Beat Jurassic Park to the Punch (We Can’t Believe it Either)

Carnosaur is widely known as a rip off of Jurassic Park. The idea makes sense. After all, Jurassic Park was the biggest hit of 1993 and it built up a lot of hype even before it was released, making it...

The Thing - Creature Comforts: The Lost Art of the Monster Movie

Creature Comforts: The Lost Art of the Monster Movie

Horror fans love monsters. That’s what got many of us into the genre as children. We love to see creatures that don’t exist, that we can imagine existing in our world. Monsters we could imagine oursel...

Rawhead Rex - creature features

Eight Creature Features That Were Completely Forgotten

Creature features, monster movies, whatever name you attribute to them, they’ve become something of a lost art within the horror genre. They don’t get made anymore, simply because the budgets are too ...

Alligator 1980

Why Alligator is a Jaws Ripoff that Works Way too Well

Jaws opened up the door for dozens, if not hundreds of imitators. It makes sense when you think about it. Jaws created the blockbuster, after all. It was the first major box office hit of that magnitu...

The Gingerdead Man

Why the Gingerdead Man deserves more respect than it gets

Now, let’s be honest. I am not going to sit here and try to tell you that the Gingerdead Man is the greatest piece of cinema that has been created within the last twenty years or that is the best holi...