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As a HUGE Lovecraft fan im finding that H.P Lovecraft's monsters (Cthulhu in general) are becoming over played and you cant open a GODDAMN comic book or watch a movie with out seeing another tentacled monstrosity now please elaborate on what are the best and worst examples of someone taking creative liberty's with Lovecraft?
I am a huge fan of the King of the Monsters & as you have the man who gets to draw Godzilla wreck shit all day long it only seems appropriate to ask what design of Ol' Atomic Breath he (& the League) prefers. As cheesy as it is, at heart I'm a Showa design man, there is just something awesome about the goofy original rubber suit.
I thought My Neighbor Totoro is a great example of a non-traditional monster movie and with more traditional monster movie now just becoming cliche, great or even good monster movies are hard to come by these says. So do you think the Hollywood has the kahunas to let someone take a different approach in a big-budget monster movie? And what are the your pet-peeve in monster movies?
If a member of the LEOG were to mutate into a giant monster and would wreck havoc around the City of Austin, who would you want it to be? My money is either on Beau or Rubio, or maybe it can happen to both for pure carnage.
Thanks, Long Live the League and I can't wait to see you all at Spill Dot Con!
Hello LEOG and Matt Frank,
If a man/woman turns into a monster, are they now a monster, or are they still human?
For example, would you consider the Thing and the Hulk monsters, or would you consider them humans that look like monsters?
Have a good day, and LONG LIVE THE LEAGUE (and Matt Frank).
The Giant Monster genre doesn't have a good reputation outside of geekdom. Bad dubbing; cheesy costumes; poor writing, etc, they're all associated with these films. Though we know that there are some gems and genuine quality products, what do you find to be the worst examples of films ruining the genre's image for the average individual?
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hey Leauge, so when you watch monster movies now adays you think, wow that looks cool or that looks dumb, but what monster as of late has acctually been able to do its job and scare you? thanx if you choose this one
Lots of old school monsters have completely ridiculous origins. For example: exposure to radioactivity turning someone into a giant rather than just giving them cancer. My question is what have you guys found to be the most hilariously ludicrous origin stories for monsters in the past.
Godzilla is a monster based on the bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki, many other great monsters also arise from the ashes of terrible tragedies, my question is: how do you think these monsters help people deal with these tragedies and what tragedies do you think great monsters can be made from.
Do you think that a Great Cthulhu movie can be made like a giant monster movie and actually focus on the monster again instead of the little people running scared ?
what's your favorite guilty pleasure monster film? For me, it would have to be Tremors: the history of the creatures aren't explained, the characters are stock but fun, and the action scenes are ridiculous, not to mention it's funny as hell.
Thanks and all hail one monster of a podcast: The League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen. Also, great art, Mr. Frank!