Archive for April, 2019

Roger Corman’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted in Bad Films I Love, Miscellania with tags , on April 22, 2019 by MONSTERMINIONS

Haaaa! A very poor mashup I worked up. StarCrash is actually a fun romp. Tessier would have made a good Drax and Caroline a stunning Gamora.

Roger Corman presents “Guardians of the Galaxy” (1979) starring David Hasselhoff as Peter Quill, Caroline Munro as Gamora, Robert Tessier as Drax the Destroyer, Hamilton Camp as Rocket and Salvatore Baccaro as Groot.

King G was Red, White and Blue?

Posted in Kaiju, The King of Monsters with tags , , , on April 8, 2019 by MONSTERMINIONS

This comes from Toho SFX Movies Authentic Visual Book, Vol. 20, King Ghidorah 1964. King G with blue-gold heads and necks, and red-white-blue wings. Later, script writer Keiko Suzuki suggested to Eiji Tsuburaya that the monster should be gold, hailing from venus! I do like this color variant though.

The Lady from the Black Lagoon

Posted in 3-D, Miscellania with tags on April 7, 2019 by MONSTERMINIONS

Yawn. Such anger. Unfortunately I can’t recommend this new biography. While I think it is important to recognize Milicent Patrick’s contributions as a creative designer, Author O’Meara’s edgy millennial prose and jabs at men detract from an interesting life.

You’ll be better off to look up the male published May 1954 Mechanix Illustrated article (with the creature cover) which recognized Patrick as the Gillman designer.

RIP Larry Cohen

Posted in RIP with tags , on April 4, 2019 by MONSTERMINIONS

I’m bit late on posting this. Cohen was a very talented director and writer who carved a niche in low-budget horror films. “Q” still holds its own and I watch it at least once a year.