Three Creatures

The final three monsters (of nine) from 2000 or 2001.

The creature on the left is some sort of giant leech thing, inspired somewhat by the Flukeman in The X-Files and the giant leeches in Attack of the Giant Leeches. Giant Leeches freaked me out as a kid because it was one of the first movies I saw in which the monsters weren’t all destroyed by the end of the story. They were still out there, waiting to suck again.

In the middle is a version of the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

On the right is a Mummy. The Mummy is one of the “classic” monsters that I’ve never really understood the appeal of. Sure, if I were stalked by a relentless, reanimated corpse in real life I’d be plenty scared. But I’d be scared if I were attacked by giant flesh eating bunnies too. Lots of things that would scary in real life are not so scary in the movies. One of these days I’ll have to watch the original Karloff film to see what the appeal is. If nothing else Karloff is always entertaining.

3 thoughts on “Three Creatures

  1. The original Mummy isn’t bad. I saw it for the first time several years ago when I was trying to catch up on monster classics like Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein (the best!) and Dracula (uh … ); Mummy is fairly creepy. It does not feature a zombie in bandages, other than the brief awakening scene. The Mummy is an ancient magician brought back to life.

  2. That’s what I’ve read. The shambling zombie seems to be a feature of the sequels. Apparently the recent Brendan Fraser Mummy movie had some resemblance to the original.

    And Karloff is always entertaining. He’s got such a great voice.

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