I is for ...I do not know why, but I have never been fond of the letter I. However, it does have some great monsters attached to it. Welcome to my blog and I hope you enjoy my choices for today.
The little skulls by their name are my scariness rating as to how monstrous and scary I think the creatures are when seen in their films.
- 1 skull (not scary at all) - 5 skulls (very scary)
- and there is a special rating for a few - 5 red skulls (utterly terrifying)
Imhotep (The Mummy)
To become unstoppable he has to take body parts from all those who were there when his burial place was disturbed. He is incredibly strong, he has power over the sand, scarab beetles and all the of his priests who were mummified with him.
What he really wants to do is to resurrect his dead lover Anck-su-Namun, which is what got him into trouble in the first place.
His only weakness is cats, and the only way to kill him is to read a passage from The Book of the Living to make him mortal.
The Mummy is a superb movie. It's fun, it's action packed and Imhotep is a great villain. The Mummy Returns is also a fabulous movie, but let's not mention the third one.
The Invaders is a 60s TV show where David Vincent spends 2 seasons trying to convince the rest of humanity that we are in danger. It used to be on once a week in reruns when I was a teenager, although I'm not sure how many episodes we ever got on this side of the pond.
The Invaders are great monsters because they are (mostly) emotionless beings who care nothing about what they are doing, except making sure of their own survival. Their lower ranks have small flaws that can be seen, but their higher ranking members are even harder to spot. When special effects were somewhat primitive and expensive, this was a great premise for a show.
The Id (Forbidden Planet)
The monster kills members of the crew of the starship C-57D after they land on the planet Altair IV, seeking to rescue survivors of an expedition ship that landed there many years ago. The biggest problem is that the survivors tell them to leave.
The monster killed all members of the previous expedition, except Dr Morbius, his wife (now dead) and his daughter, who appear immune to it. The Id monster cannot be stopped by forcefields or destroyed by weapons and it can melt through any metal. It kills at will, an unstoppable force.
Q: Do you enjoy mid 20th century sci-fi, from the fifties and sixties? What do you think of their monsters? Are there any I monsters I should really add to the list?