M is for ...Hello and welcome all. M is for monster and I have some good ones for you today. Yesterday all my choices were very much 1 skulls, but today we have a couple of nastier ones too.
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)
Molasar (The Keep)
He is at first imprisoned without form, all smoke and not a lot else. However, when Nazi's remove one of the crosses they give him and opening to kill them and, with each kill, he becomes stronger and stronger, slowly taking humanoid form. The picture to the left is about halfway through his evolution.
He has unspecified powers, but shows an abundance of ways to kill others, as well as the ability to heal a human being. He has absolutely no problem lying and encourages allegiance with these falsehoods. He is both a murderous monster and a trickster.
The Keep has many problems as a movie, mostly because it was cut to hell by the production company against the wishes of the director. There is a happy ending floating around somewhere, which was shown on TV once, but the DVD cut doesn't have that part. I still enjoy it immensely though :).
Marshmallow Man (Mr Stay Puft) (Ghostbusters)
He'd huge and is there to devour all who stand before him. He is Gozer the destroyer. He is also white and looks squishy. Mr Stay Puft is an amazing monster in an amazing film. Ghostbusters is definitely of it's time, but it has become a classic because it is so enjoyable.
Medusa (Clash of the Titans)
Medusa is a fantastic monster. A gorgon, she is a fantastic shot with a bow, and anyone who looks her in the eye turns to stone. She is the ultimate badass, with snakes for hair to prove it.
Once she was a woman, but she was cursed, so I always feel sorry for her. The fact that her stare still works after she is dead and her blood is a deadly poison also count to her inclusion in this list.
Mike (Monsters Inc)
Mike is actually a very sweet monster, so much so that his girlfriend, Celia, calls him 'Googlybear'.
He is terrified of Boo, the child, when she comes through to their world, but he backs Sully when he needs him. He also comes into his own when comedy is needed rather than scares.
I love Monsters Inc, it is a fabulous family movie. It has thrills and spills, laughs and just enough drama.
Q: If you have a monster in your closet, would you prefer Mike or Molasar to have a chat with (no danger involved)? Any M monsters I am missing today?