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Monster Gallery: Men in Black (1997)

Scum of the Universe – Men in Black, Part 3

Rosenberg is revealed to be a mechanical human disguise that houses a small, green humanoid alien — dubbed ‘Chucky’ or ‘Mr. Gentle’ by the crew — designed directly after classic depictions of grey aliens with large eyes and craniums.

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Scum of the Universe – Men in Black, Part 2

It was during production that both Sonnenfeld and the producers realized that the MIB headquarters looked empty — as in they lacked a consistent alien presence. As originally envisioned, the headquarters had to represent a 60s airport or way station, and yet the footage shot up to that point only displayed few alien characters. The producers thus decided to introduce more exotic creatures into the scene — in the style of the iconic Star Wars cantina sequence — and commissioned additional creature effects.

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Scum of the Universe – Men In Black, Part 1

Bringing to life the fair of the bizarre that would have to be at display in Barry Sonnenfeld’s Men in Black was a long process that involved a wide diversity of artists. Before Rick Baker’s Cinovation Studio became attached to the project, various concept artists and illustrators had begun devising creature designs based on Ed Solomon’s script — which also changed its plot and story beats as production progressed. Artists involved in this early phase included Yasushi Nirasawa and Ricardo Delgado, as well as Carlos Huante — who would eventually have the most influence on the design and aesthetic of the aliens. The Men in Black creatures would go on to become characterized by their whimsical, bizarre aesthetic combined with organic, life-like texture.

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Monster Gallery: An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Four-Legged Hound from Hell

AWILsnal

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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