Monster of the Week: Crawling Eye (Trollenburg Terror) – 1958 | New 5th Edition Monster

“A freak of nature.” A decent ’50’s horror, the Trollenburg Terror or as it was known in America, The Crawling Eye, featured a humongous cranium monster with tentacles and a single giant menacing eye that stalked its victims in the Swiss Alps. While not a classic, the film inspired countless other works including John Carpenter’sContinue reading “Monster of the Week: Crawling Eye (Trollenburg Terror) – 1958 | New 5th Edition Monster”

Monster of the Week: Triffid (The Day of the Triffids) – 1962 | New 5th Edition Monster

“Brought to Earth by a meteor shower…” A classic science-fiction horror with a slow, almost mystery-like vibe to it, the 1962 monster film The Day of the Triffids spawned multiple remakes and helped cement the term triffid in the British lexicon as a tall, invasive and menacing plant. Based on the novel by the sameContinue reading “Monster of the Week: Triffid (The Day of the Triffids) – 1962 | New 5th Edition Monster”

Monster of the Week: Poltergeist (Mama) – 2013 | New 5th Edition Monster

“Don’t look at her! Executive produced by Guillermo del Toro Gómez (Pan’s Labyrinth) and directed by Andy Muschietti (It – 2019) in his directorial debut, the paranormal Mama (2013) is a fairly prosaic ghost movie about a pair of children raised by a poltergeist.  The film is pretty formulaic in delivering its paranormal plot, withContinue reading “Monster of the Week: Poltergeist (Mama) – 2013 | New 5th Edition Monster”

Monster of the Week: Neck Breaker (Verotika) – 2019 | New 5th Edition Monster

“Don’t wake up, it is too soon!“ Verotika is not a good movie. Glenn Danzig (founder of punk band Misfits and all-round awesome musician) wrote, directed and scored this anthology horror-movie which was based on his adult line of comics published under the same name as the film. I will admit to having a softContinue reading “Monster of the Week: Neck Breaker (Verotika) – 2019 | New 5th Edition Monster”

Monster of the Week: Hastar (Tumbbad) – 2018 | New 5th Edition Monster

“Sleep, else Hastar will come for you.“A film that took the director nine years to make,  Rahi Anil Barve’s Tumbbad is a 2018 Hindi-language horror set in the 1920s. It’s a stunningly beautiful film that follows three generations of a single family caught in the grips of greed, desperation and an ancient god. The filmContinue reading “Monster of the Week: Hastar (Tumbbad) – 2018 | New 5th Edition Monster”