One of my favorite movies of all time is the 1982 remake of “The Thing.” If it’s on TV I will watch it every single time. I could see people’s limbs get split in half/cut off/turn into spiders 1000 times. That being said, I love the alien mutations in that movie. They’re disgusting and sort of fake looking but real looking enough to gross me out. I love it.
Basically I want to see some movies with some WEIRD LOOKING SHIT. Think the aliens in “The Thing” or the cenobites in “Hellraiser.” Even that beautiful little baby in Lynch’s “Eraserhead” falls into this category for me. Can anyone recommend me some movies where there are crazy weird looking monsters and aliens?! I want to maybe throw up (but probably not because that never happens."
But please don’t give “Troll 2” and stuff. I’d like to see movies that had maybe a little bit of effort put into making some gruesome monsters. They can be cheesy but there’s a definite gap between the trolls in “Troll 2” and the monsters in “The Thing.”
Even that beautiful little baby in Lynch’s “Eraserhead”
um, okay, if you say so.
Basket Case 1,2 and 3 may work.
Possession 1981 directed by Andrezej Zulawski sounds like what you are looking for.
Oh come on, how could you refuse that wittle face and those eyes?…
You should try:
Naked Lunch (Cronenberg)The Fly (Cronenberg)Videodrome (Cronenberg)Parasomnia (Malone)From Beyond (Gordon)Dagon (Gordon)Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Tsukamoto)
Thank you all for these movies!
Jeff Goldbloom in The Fly (1986) is hideous…
THE FLY is really the only thing that comes close to THE THING in my opinion. Commenting on this thread mere minutes after wrapping up a DVD screening of THE THING with two friends who had never seen it nor knew anything about it. I was excitedly waiting to see if Olga would exclaim during the Spider Head sequence, “No No No…” but was treated instead to, “Oh God Oh God Oh God” which I’ll settle for.
I was struck this viewing by the very surreal quality of the images, thanks in large part to Bottin’s creature design. The premise of an alien that must cycle through the millions of species it’s killed and absorbed each time it tries to morph is just GENIUS as it gives a director and SFX unit carte blanche to design the most totally profane, inexcusable bodily horror unfolding upon the human victims, yet the MPAA can’t label it as Violence against a person, since it’s really the alien’s body transforming. Brilliant. And just really, really gross. Mind-bendingly gross.
Was also struck by the fantastic minimalism of Morricone’s faux-Carpenter synth score. If you have the Collector’s Edition DVD (with the original poster art as box cover) you can listen to the entire out-of-print score as a single 50 minute long alternate audio track of the making of bonus. I think it’s been removed from subsequent releases.
Listening to the score in this format it becomes striking that there’s so much material composed for the project that Carpenter didn’t even use, but it ultimately seems like the right choice since his repeated return to the hypnotic beat of Morricone’s “Humanity” cue just works perfectly in every single instance.
Dead Alive by Peter Jackson is a zombie movie with some pretty crazy creature creations that I’ve always enjoyed. I’ll concur with the aforementioned The Fly as well. In fact, I could go for a watching of that one sometime soon.
Aw, a cute little bundle of joy. I’m getting verklempt.
The Fly is actually one of my favorite movies! Gotta love that acid vomit.
I also have The Brood (Cronenberg) in my to watch list. I’m thinking I definitely need to watch more of his movies.
You’ll definitely like some of Samantha Eggar’s scenes in The Brood, Hazel.