Hellspite from The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (1964)

Mar 29, 17 Hellspite from The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (1964)

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Anyone with the name of “Hellspite” just gets your attention. This character is one of the triumvirate from “The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh”, the Disney film. The other two characters are the Scarecrow and Curlew. Nothing special about this build-up which was straightforward. The mask the character wore had...

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The Gorn (Star Trek, 1967)

Mar 29, 17 The Gorn (Star Trek, 1967)

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During the first season of the original Star Trek series the sixth episode was titled, “Arena”, in which Captain Kirk was placed in a duel-to-the-death combat with a Gorn, a lizard like creature. Through intelligence, wit, and some luck Kirk was able to best the Gorn but, in the end, was unable to kill his...

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The Day of the Triffids (1962)

Sep 26, 16 The Day of the Triffids (1962)

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The Fly (1958)

Sep 26, 16 The Fly (1958)

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One of the most instantly recognized lines from any film is from the The Fly, starring Vincent Price. At the end of that film, when the fly-man hybrid is caught in a spider’s web and is about to be consumed by a spider we can hear the high-pitched scream of “help meeeeā€¦help meeeeeee”. It still sends chills up and...

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Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

May 11, 16 Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

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There are many film versions of Frankenstein and one of the more interesting concepts is starting with a handsome creature that turns ugly during the course of the film. This is the premise behind, Frankenstein: The True Story. The final stage of decay is effectively captured with this sculpt by Joe Simon for Model Prisoners. This...

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The Land Unknown (1957)

May 03, 16 The Land Unknown (1957)

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One of the cheesiest dinosaurs in SF films is the T-Rex seen in The Land Unknown. This version, courtesy of the folks at Monsters-in-Motion, accurately captures the unmistakable T-Tex is all his cheesy glory. The challenge was in trying to paint it to look cheesy instead of what a T-Rex should look like. And, yes, those teeth are a...

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