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“The Monster Gaze” Video Essay Shows Horror Fans What Sexist Perverts Monsters Actually Are

Yes, even The Count on Sesame Street.

We know about the male gaze in film and TV, but what about the "monster gaze." You may have noticed that, generally, monster movies always feature a young, nubile female character for the monster to ogle. Sometimes she's a lead character, but often times she's some nameless woman who screams while she runs and jiggles. Or alternately, she's made to stand under the monster's glare.

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Guillermo del Toro Explains Why Making a Monster Is One of the “Hardest Forms of Creation”

The director recently sat on a bench in Paris and tweeted 13 tweets on monsters. It ended up being a bit more, but we're not complaining.

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Colossal Is a Monster Movie In Which Anne Hathaway Plays the Monster… Kinda.

Colossal is a movie that I've hesitantly followed news about for a while, because the idea of Anne Hathaway starring in a monster movie sounds... intriguing. That said, I'm hesitant about some of the movie's themes.

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Daniel Gerson, Screenwriter of Big Hero 6 and Monsters, Inc., Dies at 49

It's a sad day in animation. Frequent Pixar screenwriter Daniel Gerson, who gave us both Big Hero 6 and Monsters, Inc. among others, passed away this weekend at the age of 49.

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Watch 100 Years of Zombie Evolution: From White Zombie to Walking Dead

Warning: lots of blood!

Top Trending shared a video from Dying Light: The Following that shows us the different kinds of zombies pop culture has seen over the years.

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Universal’s Brand New Mummy Could Be a Woman

Are you my mummy?

Universal's updating their "Classic Monsters" lineup, and they're starting with The Mummy. They're doing so by opening up the iconic role to both men and women.

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Ready to Weep Openly? Here’s a Montage Showcasing the Many Emotions of Pixar Movies

Oh, that's fine. I didn't need my heart.

I thought editor Lindsay McCutcheon's Pixar montage might not get to me. Then they started Up.

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The Mary Sue Exclusive: Molly Crabapple’s Introduction to Monster Pin Up Girls

Creator Bobby Timony (The Night Owls) has a Kickstarter going for Monster Pin Up Girls, a hardcover art book and deck of playing cards. And it comes just in the spirit of Halloween. Timony has given us Molly Crabapple's (an awesome creator in her own right) introduction to the book for The Mary Sue readers to get a sneak peak at!

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Pharmacist Prescribes “Anti-Monster Spray” to Six Year-Old Girl

She probably couldn't even say "placebo" yet.

An act of kindness is receiving attention after radio station Hot 96 posted this photo in honor of Doctor and Nurse Appreciation Day. Pharmacist Jeff Dodds of Waterford City, North Dakota prescribed this spray for a six-year old girl whose fear of monsters left her unable to sleep, because sometimes life is like a Pixar movie.

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Reader Halloween Costumes!

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We asked, and you delivered! Pictures of your Halloween costumes, that is. And what amazing costumes they are! Come in and look at your incredible handiwork.

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Wreck-It Ralph‘s Vanellope Gets a Sweet Funko Figurine

where does he get those wonderful toys

Characters from Wreck-It Ralph, The Little Mermaid, and Monsters, Inc. are some of the latest to get Funko-fied. Check out a few of our favorites under the jump, then head to Nerd Approved to see the rest.

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Follow Artist Steven Kraan on Twitter, Get a Pet Monster Drawing of Your Very Own

Here there be adorable Twitter monsters.

Thanks to reader Melvin Pena, this morning we learned about Twitter artist Steven Kraan who tweets as @drawing_daily. Kraan has been doing an art project where he draws a pet monster for each of his followers. He's currently at 2,550 followers. That's a lot of monsters.

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It’s Monster vs. Robot in Pixarific Rim

Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Drifting inside Walle-E? Well, everybody keeps making Buzz and Woody jaegers, but personally I think Merida and Elinor would probably be pretty good. I mean, we could also say her little brothers, but Wall-E doesn't have a third arm. Previously in Pacific Rim

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Pixar Businesses Get Beautiful Advertisements

To infinity and beyond!

Over the course of their history, Pixar has created some incredibly memorable worlds-- and with those worlds, the fictional establishments that inhabit them. Any kid who's seen Toy Story could identify Pizza Planet, or Al's Toy Barn. Artist Mario Graciotti paid homage to these places with this series of posters based on all of the best Pixar businesses. Remember these? Check out the gallery to see!

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The Sully Jaeger Can Protect Boo and Cancel The Apocalypse In This Pacific, Inc. Painting

Warning: May Contain Feelings

To fight monsters, the monsters created monsters. Artist James Hance recently finished this Pacific Rim and Monsters, Inc. mashup painting, in which he cast Monsters, Inc.'s Boo as Mako Mori, somehow managing to double the adorable little girl-monster moments of each film. Still, I can't help but think that Sully and Mike would make a terribly dysfunctional Jaeger piloting duo. You can purchase prints at Hance's website, where he also has a number of charming mash-up illustrations featuring Doctor Who, Up, Star Wars, and other nerdy subjects available in print form. (Relentlessly Cheerful Tumblr via Slash Film) Previously in Pacific Rim and Monsters Inc.

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10 Movies With Villains as Protagonists That We’d Totally Watch

We've seen the creatures in our closet pledge fraternities, but they can't be the only "bad guys" who went to college.

It's become a trend in movies to have us explore villains as protagonists, and Despicable Me 2 is just the latest. Monsters University has us understanding and even rooting for the literal monsters, and Wreck-It-Ralph is all about a video game villain -- it's clear audiences like seeing the other side of traditional villains. Even the traditional zombies can be a romantic contender nowadays. That's why we've compiled a list of 10 movies featuring villains as protagonists that we'd totally watch.

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7 Supernatural Creatures We Hope Never Get Sexy Hollywood Versions

Folks, can we have some real talk for a second here? I'm totally down with the whole sexy monsters thing. I get it. Swayze worked it as a ghost. Vampires have had a certain sensual appeal since Stoker, and yeah, I'll even allow the 'sexy zombies' of Warm Bodies. But at some point, we need to draw a line in the sand, or, you know, several. In the interest of doing so, here are seven monsters that we never, ever want to see given the 'sexy monster' treatment by Hollywood. Not that we have a lot of pull in Hollywood, but dammit, it's worth a try.

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The Muppets as Characters in The Walking Dead, The Lord of the Rings, Other Less Than Kid-Friendly Movies and TV Shows

it's time to play the music

Now I'm imagining what Kermit could do with Legolas' dialogue. "They're taking the Hobbits to… gulp… Isengard." (by Kenny Durkin, via Laughing Squid)

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This Music Video Features Monsters of All Kinds, Makes You Doubt Your Sanity

It's true that there's no accounting for taste. You may love music your best friend loathes, but have you ever watched a music video on YouTube that's just so crazy that you had to share it, no matter what the music was like? The new Bat For Lashes video, "Lilies," may be one of these. You probably know someone who'd love it just because it's got monster puppets and stop-motion fun. It's kind of like if David Bowie's Goblin King kidnapped Big Bird and Snuffleupagus, fused them together with Jeff Goldblum's Telepods from The Fly, then brought them to the land in Where the Wild Things Are. Oh, and then the monstrosities danced with a girl who was possessed by the ghost of Björk. Yeah, that's about right.

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Scare Friends And Strangers This Winter With Knitted Monster Hats!

old gods do new jobs

Tracy Widdess designed the fantastical creatures you're about to see from Brutal Knitting. Perfect for Halloween of course but perhaps also something to have fun with walking down a busy city street in the winter? That's for you to decide. Widdess is available for commissions and exhibitions. Take a look at the monsters of Brutal Knitting. (Brutal Knitting via GeekTyrant)

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