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Movie monster Dream Teams

In this week’s show, Joe and Chris look at modern-era movie monsters and see how they stack up with classic beasties like Frankenstein, Wolfman and Dracula.

Do the Predator and Terminator deserve spots on Dream Team II?

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  2. Mitchell says:

    The Thing

  3. steven says:

    how about jeff goldblum’s the fly….surely he is a monster

  4. Eric says:

    Don’t forget Clovie!!!! (The name given to the monster from Cloverfield)

    Love the Sta-Puft suggestion, and Godzilla is the King

    One very little known monster came to mind, from an amazing book, and a so-so movie: Mbwan (from "The Relic")

    and of course I’d include the obvious regulars (Freddy, Jason, etc.)

  5. Jose Gonzalez says:

    What you’ve failed to realize that a monster should be on this list are a villain that propels the story, that the hero must defeat. Something unstoppable.

    Dream Team 2 for Monster:

    1. Predator (Predator)
    2. Alien (Alien)
    3. Alien Queen (Aliens)
    4. Jason from Friday the 13th 2
    5. Terminator (Terminator)
    6. Freddy Kreuger (Nightmare on Elm Street)
    7. Chucky (Child’s Play)
    8. Sauron (Lord of The Rings)
    9. Michael Myers (Halloween)
    10. Darth Vader (Star Wars)
    11. Giant Crocodile (Lake Placid) – not a natural animal, but on the vein of Godzilla.
    12. Vigo (Ghostbusters 2)

    Jaws is not a monster, as is a natural animal. Monsters should be some kind abomination against man and nature. Zombies are not a main villain, they are a horde. And they are not the main antagonist.

  6. Joe Shearer says:

    Here’s the thing with Megatron and Mr. Smith: neither "Transformers" nor "The Matrix" were horror movies. I’d argue that the Terminator (the first one especially) was at least part horror film, and neither of those others are.

    Marshmallow man would not qualify for the same reason, though I’d also argue he didn’t wreak enough havoc in a film sense (he only had a couple of minutes of screen time). I’d say the Cloverfield monster probably counts more than Mr. Stay Puft just because he had the body count and, you know, wasn’t a cute sailor made of marshmallow.

  7. Oh my god, I forgot to mention The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man! Short screen time but he is without a doubt an icon. He and Godzilla could take King Kong out of the game and leave DT2 with the size advantage!

  8. Enjoyed the podcast, definitely fun to listen to. If a machine like the Terminator is a "monster" then how about Mr. Smith’s from the Matrix and Megatron! I don’t know how serious I am about either of those, but if you are including machines then that opens another door. I am glad Godzilla was mentioned or I would have had to throw my ipod across the room. *** My serious nomination I am not sure of how to classify with a proper name, so I will just call it "The Demon". There is nothing to say that the demon from The Exorcist, Drag Me To Hell and Paranormal Activity is not the same demon and I bet that demon has some serious game (Think Little Nicky!) I don’t know if you have any off-the-wall references to Golden Era 1930’s demons but I think the Exorcist certainly paved the way and Paranormal Activity may be the start of something demony…you never know. If zombies make it I think demons can to.