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Credits

Monster Legacy‘s articles and galleries are based on thorough research on books, magazines, and online resources. However, many people have also contributed to the information you see here — and the site would not be half of what is without their help. Following is a list of those people, to whom I send my most sincere and heartfelt thanks.

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Valaquen, aka Seonaidh Ceannéidigh — founder of the Strange Shapes blog, writer, film enthusiast, and a long time friend. He has helped me several times with the website and its structure. He also has provided additional information for StarBeast — Alien.

TyRuben Ellingson — concept artist and special effects artist on several films, including Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Hellboy, and Pacific Rim. He has provided an enormous amount of information and pictures for Mimic Terrors, as well as exclusive concept art. Be sure to visit His website.

Alec Gillis & Tom Woodruff, Jr. — founders of Amalgamated Dynamics, a special effects company that has provided practical creature effects for several films, including Tremors, Alien: Resurrection, Starship Troopers, and Evolution. Alec has kindly answered my questions about the Pilot creature deleted from The Thing; and Tom has been interviewed in a joined interview with Strange Shapes.

Dimitar Dimitrov — film and special effects enthusiast. He has provided invaluable amounts of information and pictures for a lot of the articles you see here.

Shaune Harrison — special effects artist on various films, including Ginger Snaps, The Fifth Element, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He has provided additional information and pictures regarding the Hungarian Horntail. Be sure to visit His website.

Xenodog — film and zoology enthusiast, and a good friend. He has provided information from DVD featurettes of The Cabin in the Woods.

Nick Nicolaou and Paul Katte — co-founders of the Make-up Effects Group of Australia. Nick has been interviewed twice for the website: on his work on Man-Thing, and I, Frankenstein; and both have provided several pictures for the articles.

Niklas Ericsson — film enthusiast, and a good friend. He has provided Cinefex scans regarding Reign of Fire and The Fly II.

Bat Chain Puller — Monster Maniac at heart, photographer, filmmaker, and a good friend. He has provided additional information and pictures for Kaiju of the Rim, the Deacon, and the Hammerpede. Be sure to visit his DeviantArt gallery.

Samayel — film enthusiast. He has provided additional information and pictures for Kaiju of the Rim.

Antonio Jones — film enthusiast and Werewolf maniac. He has provided additional information for Kaiju of the Rim.

Mike Corriero — concept artist. He has been interviewed for the site. Be sure to visit His website.

Emiliano Ranzani — film enthusiast, and a fellow italian! He has provided a rare early concept design of the Kothoga.

Mike Elizalde — founder of Spectral Motion, a special effects company that has created practical creature effects for several films, including Hellboy, Altered, Attack the Block, and Pacific Rim. He has provided invaluable information regarding Abraham Sapien.

Joe Nazzaro — great journalist who has worked with (and written articles for) several magazines, such as Make-up Magazine. He has provided additional, in-depth information regarding Abraham Sapien, the creatures from Pan’s Labyrinth, as well as his entire unpublished article about the Homunculuses from Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, seen on Monster Legacy for the first time.

Arjen Tuiten — film sculptor and make-up artist who has worked on Pan’s Labyrinth and has provided additional information and pictures regarding the film.

Arturo Balseiro — make-up artist who has worked on Pan’s Labyrinth and has provided additional information and pictures regarding the film.

Douglas Tait — suit performer on a number of films, including Zathura: A Space Adventure, Land of the Lost, Star Trek, and Knights of Badassdom. He has been interviewed for the site and has provided a good amount of pictures. Be sure to visit His website.

Tom Palleschi — film enthusiast and Tremors maniac (maybe as much as I am), and a long time friend. He has provided additional information and pictures for Subterranean Terror — Tremors 4: The Legend Begins.

Eric Hanson — film enthusiast, writer of Zhyx, and a long time friend. He has provided additional pictures and information regarding Draco.

Jaroslav Kosmina — concept artist, illustrator, Monster Maniac, and a great friend. He has been interviewed for the site. Be sure to visit His Facebook page.

wmmvrrvrrmm — film enthusiast, founder of Alien Explorations, and a good friend. He has provided a colossal amount of information and pictures for the StarBeast article series as a whole.

Ady Parish — film enthusiast. He has provided additional information for StarBeast — Aliens, the Alien Queen.

Graham High — special effects artist in various films, including Aliens, Brotherhood of the Wolves, and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. He has provided additional information on the miniature creature effects for StarBeast — Aliens, the Alien Queen. Be sure to visit His website.

Andrea Pusceddu — film enthusiast, Monster Movie Maniac, a good friend, and a fellow italian! He has provided additional pictures for StarBeast — Alien³, the Dragon, and StarBeast — Alien: Resurrection.

Danny Wagner — special and visual effects artist in various films, including Ghostbusters II, Galaxy Quest, and The Phantom Menace, as well as an enthusiast of the special effects work of Rob Bottin and Rick Baker. He has provided additional pictures for The Howling.

Ste Edwards — film and Werewolf enthusiast. He has provided invaluable contributions for Howling Beasts, including scans from Cinefantastique magazine.

Gyula Nemeth — artist and fellow Monster enthusiast. He has designed the current logo for Monster Legacy. Be sure to visit his website.

Lauren Brady and Brandon Norris — crewmembers at Framestore, who provided the high-resolution Basilisk picture heading the Serpent of Slytherin article.

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  1. You are the Giger to my O’Bannon. Thanks for the shout out. Life willing you will be writing an article on your own work very soon.

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