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Monsters

The Monster Gallery

 The Monster Gallery

Monsters are creatures of symbolism, and yet sometimes we find science buried in their hearts... See more »

10 Monsters That Deserve Better Films

 10 Monsters That Deserve Better Films

A while back I wrote about monsters that deserve their own movies, but I neglected a far more tragic case: great monsters imprisoned in lackluster or out-right terrible films. Sometimes it's a case of a fantastic creature concept failing to translate on screen. Other times, a truly gifted FX crew worked their magic in an otherwise uninspired production. You'll even find the occasional good film with a far-superior monster at its center. See more »

The Threat of Ancient Mesopotamian Zombies

 The Threat of Ancient Mesopotamian Zombies

Robert ponders some ancient undead. See more »

'Pacific Rim' Punches Monsters/Science in the Face

 'Pacific Rim' Punches Monsters/Science in the Face

Robert Lamb blogs about Kaiju, Jaegers and science. See more »

Happy Birthday, Franz Kafka!

 Happy Birthday, Franz Kafka!

Robert celebrates with some videos. See more »

Shane Morton on 'Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell'

 Shane Morton on 'Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell'

Robert Lamb chats with "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell" art designer Shane Morton about infernal urinals and horror movies. Read on! See more »

The Christmas War on Krampus

 The Christmas War on Krampus

Krampus is the "bad cop" opposite to dreary Saint Nicholas. He's a furry, horned, kidnapping, tongue-lolling pagan man-beast and he's a traditional aspect of the holidays in Austria, as well as parts of Germany and Italy. He's the stuff of postcards and wild costumed romps through city streets. See more »

 Blow The Mind: The Science of Gremlins and Mogwai

Mogwai and Gremlins might SEEM the most unrealistic little monsters ever to crawl out of the 1980s, but nothing could be further from the truth. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Julie dissect Gremlin/mogwai biology and show you how all that melting and metamorphosing matches up with the rest of the animal kingdom. See more »

Five Awesome Halloween Hip-Hop Videos

 Five Awesome Halloween Hip-Hop Videos

I'll keep this short and sweet. You love Halloween. You love a little hip-hop in your life. So here are a handful of suitably seasonal rap videos. The first one, brought to my attention by DJ Food via Twitter, is a fantastic A-Z collection of movie monsters by Mister Jason. It's a sweet jam and there's a LOT of legitimate monster love in it. See more »

Monster of the Week: The Centaur with Two Hearts

 Monster of the Week: The Centaur with Two Hearts

I don't have to convince you that Centaurs are amazing. They stroll boldly through thousands of years worth of art, canter through our literary classics and their Photoshopped bodies continue to scandalize the Web. They are of course human/equine hybrids, but what of their biology? Having attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville some years ago, I've seen "The Centaur Excavations at Volos" countless times. That specimen provides insight into the creature's skeletal system, but what about all the rest? See more »