Category Archives: Monsters in general

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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Little Mechanical Critters Infest the Woods

Here’s another take on monster infestation as seen through the eyes of participants, made in the mockumentary style of The Troll Hunter [trolls], District 9 [aliens], Monsters [alien organisms] and, most famously, The Blair Witch Project [a dead witch] (or … Continue reading

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Exciting Valentine’s Day Present For Mega-Arachnophiles

Lovers of Giant Spiders are in for a very special Valentine’s Day this year. Retro monster flick aficionado, writer/director Christopher R. Mihm celebrates the Day of Lovers and the imminent release of his latest film by uncaging the official trailer … Continue reading

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Bio-Slime’s on DVD at Last

Remember Bio-Slime, the pinnacle of oozingly viral horror from John Lechago? (If not, see this previous Backbrain article and follow the links). Well, the good news is that it will be available on DVD from Media Blasters on 26 February … Continue reading

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Demon Attack!

Check out this clip from a new short film called Transcendence: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direct Transcendence is directed by Chris Mirjahangir and it tells the story of a family who, on the last stop on their vacation, get taken … Continue reading

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The Black Sea: Sea Monsters and Zombies

Brazilian director Rodrigo Aragão’s first feature film was Mud Zombies [aka Mangue Negro] (2008), in which pollution of the local mangrove swamp causes zombie-like creatures to rise from the waters. He then directed the “goatsucker” epic The Night of the Chupacabras … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim: Official Trailer

Well, we’ve had hints about Guillermo del Toro’s anticipated daikaiju epic, Pacific Rim — and if you thought you were excited before, check out this just released official trailer: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direct This could make a profound change … Continue reading

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