Monday, March 9, 2015

Happy Monster Day!

March 9th is Monster Day. Why? Because filmmaker Christopher R. Mihm said so. His first movie, The Monster of Phantom Lake, was released on March 9th, 2006, and to honor this movie - and all monster movies - we declare today Monster Day.

Christopher R. Mihm has been cranking out quality retro-sci fi and monster movies every since the release of The Monster of Phantom Lake. I think he's more than earned the right to create this holiday!

In honor of Monster Day, and as the producer/host of classic monster movie podcast Monster Kid Radio, I present to you a list of my Top Ten Classic Movie Monsters.
  • The Destination Inner Space monster
  • The zombies of The Plague of the Zombies (Hammer)
  • Rodan (Toho)
  • The Fly
  • Armand Tesla (The Return of the Vampire)
  • The Mummy (post-Karloff Mummy series, Universal)
  • Godzilla (Godzilla series, Toho)
  • Dracula (Dracula series, Universal)
  • The Wolf Man (Wolf Man series, Universal)
  • Frankenstein's Monster (Frankenstein series, Universal)
  • The Gillman (Creature from the Black Lagoon series, Universal)
What are some of your favorite movie monsters?


quatermass said...

Some of my favorite movie monsters include The Blob, Island Of Terror (Silicates), Wolfman, Robot Monster, Night Of The Lepus (Bunnies), Creature From The Haunted Sea, Gillman, Quatermass Xperiment (monster) and many, many more.

Derek M. Koch said...

The silicates are great! Good call!

Chad Wilhelm said...

Would love to see a game designed around the monsters. Shout out to MOZ Family and Brother D.