Las Vegas Monster

Posted in STOP-MOTION with tags , , on January 29, 2023 by MONSTERMINIONS

While visiting the “King Kong at Ninety” exhibit at Eastern Michigan University’s art gallery I took some pictures of the “Las Vegas Monster” rendered by Willis O’Brien. There was a lot of reflection on the protective glass panes so I touched up a few of the images. Compare the O’B conceptual renders to Pete Peterson’s short test reel of the creature. The first thing I noticed was two barbels (tentacles?) on Pete’s version —probably as a cost saving much like Ray Harryhausen scaling back the cephalopod’s arms in “It Came from Beneath the Sea”.

Fini

RIP Kirstie Alley

Posted in RIP with tags on December 5, 2022 by MONSTERMINIONS

Gort

Posted in Collectibles, Sci-Fi with tags , on November 27, 2022 by MONSTERMINIONS
Voigtländer Classic Heliar 50mm f1.5. Gort ion beam added with Lens Effects.

The Thing from Another World (Running Times)

Posted in Sci-Fi with tags on November 26, 2022 by MONSTERMINIONS

Various prints of The Thing from Another World (1951) run at different lengths. The 1954 re-issue was allegedly trimmed and served as the basis of many early TV prints. I’m pretty certain the early VidAmerica Laserdisc, which runs at 86 minutes was taken from a 16mm print. It’s grainy, but is advertised as the original uncut version. However it’s still missing some minor footage including an abrupt splice of a sled-dog scene right before the saucer is found in the ice.

The Turner Collector’s Edition laserdisc runs 87 minutes as does the original DVD release. I can’t find my Blu-ray disc.

Some have claimed the original ‘51 release included scenes with scientists hanging upside down in the greenhouse, but at least one actor (Robert Cornthwaite) from the film claimed those shots we never filmed.

RIP Jerry Lee

Posted in RIP with tags , on October 30, 2022 by MONSTERMINIONS

The killer has passed. RIP Jerry Lee Lewis.

Shin Ultraman Poster

Posted in Kaiju, Posters with tags on September 21, 2022 by MONSTERMINIONS

Ultraman

Posted in Kaiju with tags on September 21, 2022 by MONSTERMINIONS

Variations on Cthulhu

Posted in Ai Renders, Lovecraft with tags , , , on September 4, 2022 by MONSTERMINIONS

Craiyon Renders. Modifiers by Monsterminions.

Variations on Spiny Eyeballs

Posted in Ai Renders with tags , on September 4, 2022 by MONSTERMINIONS

Various Craiyon renders.

Variations on the Yeti

Posted in Ai Renders, Cryptids with tags , , on August 31, 2022 by MONSTERMINIONS

Fun with Craiyon.