from The Relic (US-1997; dir: Peter Hyams)
Well, how goes the gradual extinction of the human race, Lieutenant?
Kothoga (translation: “Satan Is My Father”) is a chimera — a creature formed from a parasite that merges with several species to make an amalgam of insect, dog, lion, gecko and even human DNA! It all comes together, thanks to SFX designer Stan Winston, to form one of the creepiest monsters to ever grace the big screen — and to tear apart a natural history museum.
The titular relic (above)
These next two pictures are of Stan Winston’s developmental maquette for the creature. They were recently up for auction on eBay:
Next!: Kaiju Search-Robot Avery’s Top 20 Craziest Kaiju Countdown Number 7! Who knows what it will be!
Top 20 Craziest Kaiju Countdown articles:
- Kaiju Search-Robot Avery’s Introduction
- Number 20: The Monolith Monsters
- Number 19: The Giant Claw
- Number 18: Dogora
- Number 17: The Trollenberg Terror
- Number 16: Rectuma
- Number 15: The Outlander
- Number 14: The Host
- Number 13: DeepStar Six
- Number 12: Gojira
- Number 11: Monster Shark
- Number 10: The Milpitas Monster
- Number 9: Space Monster Wangmagwi