A History of Monsters

Pete Von Sholly — who is responsible for storyboards and design work on over 100 feature films including Mars Attacks!, James and the Giant Peach, Darkman, The Mask, The Shawshank Redemption, The Blob, Nightmare on Elm Street III and IV, The Green Mile, The Mist and much else besides — has produced a detailed and beautiful (at least to monsterphiles everywhere) online mural illustrating the evolution of our favourite unnatural beasts. His 18 panels cover a wide range of periods (not necessarily chronological) and monstrous significances, reflecting as often as not the particular styles and terrors of the time in which they dominated. They go from these primeval Lovecraftian lurkers in darkness:


to the radioactive giants and aliens of the 1950s:


to some of today’s more recognisable campfire freaks:


Click on the above images to see every superb detail!

Then go the Scolly’s website to view all 18 “eras” (but again, make sure you “blow ’em up”!).

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4 Responses to A History of Monsters

  1. Avery says:

    Wow!! These are beautiful!! How fun to see “The Giant Claw”, “The Host”, and “The Monster That Challenged The World” among others featured in new art. What a fun artist!!

  2. Robin Pen says:

    I made one of these pictures my new background. Can you guess which one?

  3. Backbrain says:

    The one with Godzilla in it?

  4. Jeff Ritchie says:

    Those are pretty freaking cool!!!!

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