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Friday, 13 April 2018

AtoZ2018 - L is for ... #MovieMonsters #AtoZChallenge


L is for ...

So L is for love, and I do love a good monster, and a couple of these monsters understand it too. I hope you enjoy my picks for today.

Scariness Rating


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)

Luna the Humgoo (The Monster Club)

This is Luna, she is a cross between a human and a ghoul, which makes her a monster with a human heart.

Ghouls are monsters who dig up graves for food and clothes. In Loughville, a small, run down village, most of the inhabitants are ghouls. Unfortunately the graveyard of the church is empty and they are hungry. They cannot cross into the holy ground of the church proper.

Luna is not overly bright, but she has a good heart and tries to help the latest victim of the ghouls. She doesn't really seem to have any major powers, but her taste in food leaves a lot to be desired.

The Monster Club is a great film, if you ignore the terrible musical performances in it. It is three separate stories held together by Vincent Price as a vampire and John Carradine, a human to whom he is telling the tales. The Ghouls is the third tale and the one that gives me the creeps the most.

Little Nicky

I know Adam Sandler movies are always problematic, but I have a soft spot for Little Nicky.

Little Nicky is the third son of the Devil and both of his older brothers bully him because he is dad's favourite. When his brothers go to Earth to create a new hell, Nicky is sent to get them back.

He's not really a great monster and gets killed several times before he gets the hang of being on earth. He also has the problem that his brothers can possess his body when they feel like it. His only real advantage is that he has a flask from his dad that traps anyone inside it who drinks from it. Other than that he's not very good at being a monster at all, he even falls in love.

Little Nicky is really quite a sweet film with lots of silly jokes.

Light (Ghost Light - Doctor Who)

Light is the big bad in the Doctor Who adventure Ghost Light. He is an alien who came to Earth to catalogue it and, once he was done he left his survey agent in charge and went to sleep. Unfortunately for him, his survey agent rebelled and kept him asleep for thousands of years.

When he wakes up Light is horrified to find all his work completely useless because everything has evolved. What is worse is everything is still evolving.

Light seems to have virtually limitless power. He turns some people to stone to prevent them evolving and changing even more and wrecking his catalogue further. He is willing to do almost anything to stop things evolving, which is bad news for all life on earth. He definitely becomes a monster.

Ghost Light is one of my favourite original Doctor Who stories. It is set in 1881 and the characters are all wonderful and interesting. It is crazy in the best way all good sci-fi should be.

Q: Who is your favourite Doctor Who villain? Are there any other L monsters I should know about?

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12 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    Well, the Master, of course! Have the expected soft spot for the daleks too. hmmmmm do I have an L to contribute?... yes of course ... Locutus of Borg!!! YAM xx

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  2. Hi Tasha - I've no idea ... but see there's no scary ones there! Cheers Hilary

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  3. The Master, definitely! Not so much Missy, who mellows. In fact, the nastiest version of the Master is the one played by John Simm, who simply enjoys being horrible and is willing to kill even his future self!

    L Is For Margo Lanagan and Dave Luckett

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  4. Okay, today the fear ratings are low key - phew! Can't think of any monsters except man-eater lions from the film Savage Harvest, which I watched a long, long time ago...

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  5. It has to be the Daleks or the Cybermen surely - although I'm not a big fan, those are the ones I remember the most :-)
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  6. I can't say I'd call Little Nicky a monster. He's too bumbling. LOL

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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  7. The only ones I can remember are the Daleks.

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  8. I think I need to go back and watch the original Doctor Who's. I've only ever seen them from Christopher Eccleston. I'd have to say that the Weeping Angels were the ones that creeped me out the most.

    Lose My Mind by The Wanted

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  9. The Angels creep me out - Don't Blink...

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  10. I don’t watch Dr. Who but I did see the episode with The Angels which freaked me out. I know the first one and that episode scared the hell out of me especially when I thought the man, the film director, was able to escape until he saw who was driving the car. Yuck!!!

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  11. Light sounds like a great monster with a mission. Just another reason I should start watching Doctor Who...

    Ronel visiting from the A-Z Challenge. Latest post at Ronel the Mythmaker

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