O is for ...Can you believe how far through we are already. To everyone visiting, if I have no visited you back yet, please accept my apologies, I got behind last week and I am playing catch up - I will get to you I promise. And not on to my monster choices for 'O'.
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)
The Other Mother (Coraline)Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name. It is brilliant.
One of the reasons it is superb is The Other Mother. Coraline is a young girl who is unsatisfied with her life. She just moved, she has no friends and her parents are so busy with a book project they have little time for her just at the moment. She finds a door into another world where everything seems perfect.
The Other Mother is a perfect version of her own mother, who cooks and does everything for Coraline. But she has buttons for eyes and wants Coraline to let her sew buttons into her eyes too. When Coraline won't let her she isn't so nice. The piccie is from after she's begun to reveal her true self.
Frankly she's a bit terrifying! If I had seen this as a child I am sure I would have been hiding behind cushions.
Count Orlok (Nosferatu)
Nosferatu is an obvious knock off of Dracula and, in fact, we are lucky to be able to see it at all because the producers lost a court case and all copies were ordered destroyed.
Count Orlok is basically Dracula, but, as you can see, he's no where near as pretty as most portrayals of Bram Stoker's original. Orlok is very much vulnerable to daylight, unlike Dracula who is only weakened by it, and it is his nemesis. Other than that he's pretty much the same, sleeping in coffins, preying on others for their blood.
Nosferatu is a classic and well worth seeing at least once.
He's the result of radiation in a remote Mexican fishing village. Half man, half octopus he's out to get all those who might threaten him and his creatures. In true monster movie fashion he's also after the girl. There are even also smaller octopi-hybrids that can move on land.
The effects are terrible, but sometimes, that's what makes such films fun :).
Q: What would you do if you suddenly discovered a perfect world you could visit at will - would you stay? Any 'O' monsters I am missing?