What happened to good, old-fashioned monster movies?

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What happened to good, old-fashioned monster movies?

Postby pjbogart » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:15 am

I enjoy a cheesy monster flick on occasion, and while Jurassic Park might scratch such an itch, we only get a new one every decade or so and the itch is far more frequent. Most of the sci-fi and horror flicks on Netflix seem centered around demonic possession, which is all well-and-good and makes for a good thriller, but occasionally I want some monsters who aren't hell-spawns, but just run-of-the-mill monsters.

I watched "Dark Was the Night" tonight. Decent flick but the "reveal" at the end was perhaps a bit poor, even by B-movie standards. And I didn't have many choices, either in sci-fi or horror. "Troll Hunter" was good. Netflix thought I might like "The Relic" but I've already seen that. Where are all of the good monster movies?

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy watching tween-age girls engage in projectile vomiting as much as the next guy, but occasionally I enjoy a good old-fashioned monster. Nothing supernatural, just an evolutionary freak chasing down some prey.

Any suggestions?

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Re: What happened to good, old-fashioned monster movies?

Postby gargantua » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:28 am

If you can find it, the original "The Blob" starring a young Steve McQueen is as cheesy as it gets. There really isn't that much to choose from in more recent movies.

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Re: What happened to good, old-fashioned monster movies?

Postby Bwis53 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:49 am

I remember being terrified by the original mummy movie, when I was seven. Now I enjoy the modern version, where the mummy gets the girl.

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Re: What happened to good, old-fashioned monster movies?

Postby rabble » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:55 am

Seemed like the last godzilla movie tried to remember the old ways.

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Re: What happened to good, old-fashioned monster movies?

Postby jman111 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:41 am

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Re: What happened to good, old-fashioned monster movies?

Postby christopher_robin » Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:41 pm

Check into ATTACK THE BLOCK.


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Re: What happened to good, old-fashioned monster movies?

Postby ilikebeans » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:26 pm

Maybe the 2016 reboot of the X-Files will help temporarily? This episode sounds particularly applicable:

"Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster"

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Re: What happened to good, old-fashioned monster movies?

Postby Cadfael » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:18 pm

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Re: What happened to good, old-fashioned monster movies?

Postby gargantua » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:35 pm

They couldn't come up with an idea that topped putting a monster in the White House.


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