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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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where does he get those wonderful toys
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.Read More
Peanut Butter and Chocolate
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!Read More
Warning: May Contain Feelings
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.Read More
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.Read More
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
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.Read More