B-Movie Monster Bonanza!
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Last week saw the arrival of the much-anticipated Sharknado 2, and the less anticipated but still hilariously bad Sharktopus vs Pteracuda. This has led to wide-spread speculation about the next great (awful) monster movie (besides Sharknado 3, because they’ve already announced they are going there, oh yes, they are). Will it be another creature mash-up? Creature vs natural disaster? Real creature of improbable size/disposition? The possibilities are endless! But until we find out what monstrous idea the movie people think up next, let’s take a look back at some past favorites!
|Sharktopus was of course destined to become a legend, as bad (and it was bad) as the movie was. He’s a ferocious looking beast in the movies (except the very very beginning of Sharktopus vs Pteracuda, where you are treated to the *cutest* little baby sharktopus), but this plush huggable version by RobbinZombie is as cute as can be!|
|Squids and Octopodes, either as themselves or as part of another creature, like Sharktopus, have long held a place in movie horror history. The Kraken is probably the best example, which is a legend that may have originated from a real-life giant squid. Not a lot more terrifying than being wrapped in huge tentacles and dragged to the depths. This particular giant squid, by angelcallie, probably only poses a danger of extreme cuddling – though it does possess an impressive and realistic beak… and a surprise! You’ll just have to click the link to see the full cleverness!|
|Another tentacle monster of the deep is the also-terrifying jellyfish, which does grow to mammoth proportions. Though in real life, it’s some of the smallest jellyfish that are the most dangerous, it’s much more fun to crochet up a monster, like this one by amydice, which you CAN make since there is a pattern included! It’s been on my pinboard for awhile now – maybe it’s time to get Kraken on it? Sorry, couldn’t resist.|
Whatever the new B-Movie creature is, I know that I (sad as that may be) and millions of others will be glued to our TV sets to laugh, groan, and have a great time watching something that will almost certainly be terrible.