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Witchfinder General (1968)

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Calibos from Clash of the Titans (1981)

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From Hell It Came (1957)

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964)

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John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)

Mar 29, 17 John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)

Posted by in Modern Classics, Universal

John Carpenter’s film, The Thing, set a new standard for special effects in a film, all due to the amazing talents of Rob Bottin. Courtesy of Monsters in Motion is this 1/8th scale diorama of MacReady with his trusty flame thrower ready for action against the spider-head Thing. Just don’t ignite the fuse on that pack of...

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Morlock from The Time Machine (1960)

Mar 29, 17 Morlock from The Time Machine (1960)

Posted by in Science Fiction

The Morlock, from the 1960 George Pal film, The Time Machine, is one of the iconic figures many recognize. This version came courtesy of the fine folks at Monsters in Motion. A careful examination of the Morlocks in the film shows their skin to be flesh with various shades of blue and a hint of green over their natural skin color....

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The Omega Man (1971)

Mar 29, 17 The Omega Man (1971)

Posted by in Science Fiction

Charlton Heston has had few roles in the SF field but they have had impact, such as in The Planet of the Apes. In The Omega Man, Heston is, as the last man on Earth, a vampire hunter. The vampire body count is high as Heston dispenses his form of justice. This diorama by Jeff Yagher was made by the good guys at Monster in Motion....

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Hellspite from The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh (1964)

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

Posted by in Rare & Unusual

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 Brain Thief (Frankenstein, 1931)

Mar 29, 17 The Brain Thief (Frankenstein, 1931)

Posted by in Universal

The key moment in the Universal Frankenstein franchise is when poor Fritz unknowingly dropped the normal brain and instead took the abnormal brain (“Abbie Normal” sez Eye-Gore in “Young Frankenstein”) which was used for the monster. This diorama from the amazing folks at Resin Crypt effectively captures this...

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Escape From The Planet of The Apes (1971)

Mar 29, 17 Escape From The Planet of The Apes (1971)

Posted by in Science Fiction

The opening sequence to Escape from the Planet of the Apes was quite a surprise the first time I saw this at the theater. This diorama effectively captures this moment in the film when the three ‘ape-o-nauts’ arrived on the sandy beach. The overall paint scheme was straight forward. Since the ape-o-nauts were on a beach...

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The Bride and Groom (1935)

Mar 29, 17 The Bride and Groom (1935)

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The Bride & Groom is from the kind folks at KitKong Model Mansion. The Groom wants the affections of his Bride and she recoils in fear at the thought. Since the Bride was made she was not exposed to sunlight so she has a light skin tone. For the monster, his undercoat is flesh with the Frankenflesh color layered over leaving...

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