It’s a rare monster that I don’t have some affection for. I almost have more love for the poor creatures that result from no-budget special effects than the beautifully realized King Kongs, Aliens and Beasts from 20,000 Fathoms. The no-budget beasts have so much potential. If only someone loved them enough to tell their story right, with decent actors, an intelligent script and a reasonable amount of money dedicated to effects. Like this critter – La Cancanya – star of The Giant Claw. She’s a giant force-field protected anti-matter buzzard from outer space. How can you not love that?
The finished version of this portrait can be found here