When you think of the classic movie monsters, figures such as Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Mummy come immediately to mind but what about the Golem? A supernatural being of folklore the monster inspired legends, stories and films but has somehow been forgotten in the pantheon of creatures we currently celebrate.
For years Nightbreed has haunted me. Like the main character Aaron Boone I have dreamt of the monsters of Midian and this amazing adaptation of Clive Barker’s novella Cabal written and directed by the author himself, which I saw at a hugely influential age and always ranked among my favourite horror films.
Humans have been imagining and creating monster mythologies for hundreds of years. Perhaps to project their own fears into fiction, or perhaps because we believe that monsters are the only really believable match for us.
“For 27 years, I dreamt of you. I craved you…I’ve missed you!” ~Pennywise **Warning: Contains Some Spoilers**
It may be hard to believe but the first Critters film was released in 1986. Although thought to be a rip-off of the far more successful Gremlins which came out in 1984 it transpires that the script featuring the angry carnivorous alien creatures known as Krites who could roll themselves in to spiky spiteful balls […]