Monster of the Week: Sugarplum Fairy (Cabin in the Woods) – 2011 | New 5th Edition Monster

Sugarplum Fairy

"She has no face, just a circle-mouth with a ring of teeth."  As anyone familiar with his filmography could have expected, Joss Whedon's 2011 meta-horror-comedy Cabin in the Woods was witty, quirky and incredibly self-aware. Also, heavy on dialogue. An ode to horror, the film features all the elements of a good entry in the … Continue reading Monster of the Week: Sugarplum Fairy (Cabin in the Woods) – 2011 | New 5th Edition Monster

Monster of the Week: Michael Myers (Halloween Franchise) – 1978 | New 5th Edition Monster

Michael Myers

""Death is the only solution for Michael." What can I possibly say about Michael Myers, the Halloween franchise and the original 1978 Halloween movie that hasn't been said already? It's a film that re-made and arguably made the modern slasher genre into what it is today. It launched the careers of John Carpenter (The Thing) … Continue reading Monster of the Week: Michael Myers (Halloween Franchise) – 1978 | New 5th Edition Monster

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's … Continue 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

Triffid

"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 same … Continue reading Monster of the Week: Triffid (The Day of the Triffids) – 1962 | New 5th Edition Monster