Monster Gallery: An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Four-Legged Hound from Hell

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JACK
You really scared me, you shithead.

DAVID
Are you going to help me up?

Jack takes David’s extended hand to help him up when
THE WOLF MONSTER SPRINGS!

EXT. MOORS – NIGHT
The lunging beast brings Jack down in one fell swoop.
David falls back on his ass.  Jack is screaming and
struggling as he is torn to shreds.  David scrambles to
his feet and runs in complete panic.  Jack’s screams
and the wolf’s roars combine.

-John Landis, An American Werewolf in London script draft

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Monster Gallery: The Fly (1986)

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I’m an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it. But now the dream is over – and the insect is awake.

Screenwriter Charles Edward Pogue first approached producer Stuart Cornfield to produce a remake of The Fly, one of the most influential science-fiction films of the 1950s. In conceiving the remake, the core concept the two agreed on was to essentially alter the manner in which the protagonist transforms. Cornfield told Cinefex: “when Chuck Pogue came into my office and said he wanted to remake The Fly, we screened the original film and decided a straight remake wouldn’t be as interesting as a change of the basic premise from a head-switching to a metamorphosis.” From there, Pogue’s pitch evolved around an introvert scientist having to deal with the progressive corruption and transformation of his body into that of a monstrous hybrid of man and fly — an idea influenced by David Lynch’s The Elephant Man, as well as Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast, two films that dealt with the contrast between the ‘inner man’ and the ‘outer appearance’.

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5 years of Monster Legacy

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This month Monster Legacy celebrates 5 years of successful publication! Did not believe I could get this far, and I look forward to writing more in the following years! Heartfelt thanks to all my collaborators and followers. Thank you everyone.

Monster Gallery: The Host (2006)

Main Article: Horror of the Han River

Horror of the Han River

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“I really hate the creature film convention that says you have to wait until the end to see the monster,” said Bong Joon-ho, director of The Host, addressing the Horror’s early revelation in the film. “One hour and all you’ve seen is just the tip of the creature’s tail. I really wanted to break that convention, so I show the entire creature early in the film.”

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