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.
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)
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 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)
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?