brainiacposter-feature Monster of the Week: The Brainiac

We’ve discussed sexy Mexican vampires already, but today’s entry takes us into rather unappealing waters. Meet the true, vampiric from of Baron Vitelius, AKA “The Brainiac,” a 17th century Mexican aristocrat who escaped the Holy Inquisition by hitching a ride

madgasser-featured Monster of the Week: Mad Gasser of Mattoon

It’s August, 1944 and a prowler terrorizes the streets of Mattoon, Ill. It’s in the newspaper. It’s on the quivering lips of 27 victims from 13 area homes. A man in black creeps through the night, prying open windows –

ozzywerewolf-feature Monster of the Week: The Werewolf

Ah, how have we overlooked the werewolf for so long? I think we can blame the moon. The lycanthropic human is slave to the lunar cycle — or so we’ve been told. When the full moon hangs fat in the

nosferatu-ship-syph-feature Monster of the Week: The Syphilitic Vampire

We’ve discussed humanoid sanguivores and Mexican vampire women before, but this week we turn our attention to Count Spirochete, the vampiric embodiment of syphilis. Just as the Russian sailing ship The Demeter delivered Dracula to the shores of England, so

satanico-selma-feature Monster of the Week: Santanico Pandemonium

Vampire women pose a special threat to the Mexican way of life, forcing the nation’s leading Luchadors to occasionally step in and aid eradication efforts. But even these masked heroes face a challenge against such unnaturally alluring females. We’ve discussed

burning1-feature Monster of the Week: Cropsy (‘The Burning’)

We have of course covered the North American slasher before, both in the form of Homo Vorrhees and Homo Myers, but our study of these fascinating creatures would not be complete without mention of Homo Cropsy, a slasher evolved to

societyhand-featured Monster of the Week: The Shunters of ‘Society’

High Society isn’t just another world. It’s another species entirely. Yes, as explored in Brain Yuzna’s 1989 documentary, things are not what they seem in the ivory towers of suburban America. Our social betters are actually a very ancient species

Scary-ALF-Art-by-Flavio-Luccisano-feature Monster of the Week: ALF the Alien Life Form

Perhaps you don’t remember ALF. This extraterrestrial horror visited our planet in the late 1980s, first residing in the United States before fleeing to the security of German xeno-cultists. After a frenzied return to the states, the creature made a

jeepersheader Monster of the Week: The Creeper

Should you chance to glimpse the Creeper, you’ll likely focus on the human aspects of its physiology. While the creature’s skin boasts a decidedly reptilian appearance, the creature’s arms, legs, torso and head are essentially humanoid in nature. Throw on

baraka1-feature Monster of the Week: Barakra the Tarkatan

The Outworld Tarkatans are a truly brutal species. The end-product of their hellish evolution is a bipedal slashing machine, complete with razor-sharp teeth, spikes and a pair of retractable blades extending from each forearm. An exceedingly warlike organism, the Tarkatans

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