Category Archives: Monsters in general

The Insects Will Rule

We all know that despite humanity’s profligate populating of the planet, we are still vastly outnumbered by the insects. It is said there are more insects in a few random acres of practically anywhere than there are people worldwide. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim: Full Official Trailer

Oh, yes. Go, Guillermo! embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direct

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Legendary Rises from the Tomb

New Discovery There’s another cryptid on the loose — and this one is a big, nasty dragon-like reptile, looking to contribute to the ongoing history of giant monsters in cinema. The film has gone through several name-changes (Legendary: The Shocate … Continue reading

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Embed Yourself in the Moment: Embedded

A Backbrain Exclusive In the past I’ve expressed a certain ambivalence when it comes to camera-verité style movies (as I like to call them), sometimes referred to as “found footage” — you know, those rampantly kinetic, hand-held exercises in pretend … Continue reading

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Reality Has Shifted: We Have Pacific Rim

I’m speechless — which is convenient as I have little time to write anything elaborate. But I have to put the latest trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim on this site to record the moment when giant monster geekdom … Continue reading

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New Creature Feature: Demon

A Backbrain Exclusive Main title notwithstanding, the new indie horror film Demon (US-2013; dir. Rob Walker) is not a version of The Exorcist. It is in fact a cryptozoological horror film based on reports of the Chupacabra — or “Goat … Continue reading

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Bunyip: An Ocker Shocker

It’s about time someone made a cryptozoological creature feature starring a uniquely Aussie monster like the Bunyip — that large critter from Aboriginal mythology who enjoys spending his time splashing about in billabongs (the swampy variety, not the boardshorts). Well, … Continue reading

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Watch out, Jaws! Robocroc is Coming!

Looking forward to the remake of Robocop? Forget it! The original doesn’t need to be re-made. Try Robocroc instead! Directed by Arthur Sinclair for UFO International Productions, Robocroc is the next monster crocodile/alligator flick off the ranks, following in a … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh: If It’s Not Zombies, It’s Some Damn Cryptid…

Spot the monster! embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direct Well, maybe later! Monongahela is a feature length sci-fi thriller filmed entirely in Pittsburgh, PA by director Cayce Mell and independent film production company 2nd State. Pittsburgh was, of course, the birthplace … Continue reading

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Jellyfish Eyes: The New Yôkai?

Images of the cute yet bizarre kaiju (that is, monsters) inhabiting Takashi Murakami’s much-anticipated fantasy Mememe no Kurage (Jellyfish Eyes) reveal an imagination that has taken its own established aesthetic and created a weird, toy-like pantheon of creatures very reminiscent, in … Continue reading

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