Monster of the Week: Moder (The Ritual)

Originally written to resemble a female goat-like creature, after brainstorming with director David Bruckner, concept artist Keith Thompson settled on an eerie elk-like being as the final monster incarnation of Netflix's 2018 The Ritual. Culled from Norse mythology and according to the movie, the Moder is the offspring of the trickster god Loki and belongs to the … Continue reading Monster of the Week: Moder (The Ritual)

Monster of the Week: Gremlin

Spawning a host of similar films including Critters, Ghoulies, Munchies and arguably and possibly cult hits like The Puppet Masters, Warner Brother's 1984's Gremlins ended up being a horror comedy classic. This week's Monster of the Week follows in the heels of last week's write-up of the mogwai. When caretakers fail to observe the rules of these … Continue reading Monster of the Week: Gremlin

Monster of the Week: Mogwai

Spawning a host of similar films including Critters, Ghoulies, Munchies and arguably and possibly cult hits like The Puppet Masters, Warner Brother's 1984's  Gremlins ended up being a horror comedy classic. Executive produced by none other than legendary Steven Spielberg, the film leaned heavily into black-comedy, alternating between cutesy Christmassy scenes inhabited by the lovable … Continue reading Monster of the Week: Mogwai

Monster of the Week: Infected

While Danny Boyle’s 2002 post-apocalyptic horror film 28 Days Later may not have introduced the world to fast zombies (Lifeforce or Return of the Living Dead, both from 1985 have their proponents, although there is debate over even these), it certainly was a much needed injection into the genre, redefining how audiences would come to … Continue reading Monster of the Week: Infected