In our house we have a monthly tradition: Every full moon we watch a monster movie. Recent selections have ranged from campy classics (“The Blob”), to high budget blockbusters (“I Am Legend”), and from horror (“Alien”), to action (the “Underworld” trilogy), to comedy (“Mars Attacks!”).
This month we’re watching… well, we haven’t decided. We’re open to suggestions. Use the comments below to let me know what monster movie you think we should watch! The only rules are:
- It must be available. If we can rent it on DVD, watch it instantly on Netflix, or go to our local movie theater and see it, it’s fair game;
- It must center on a monster or monsters. And I mean non-human ones. Yes, Hannibal Lecter and Mel Gibson are horrifying in their own ways, but they’re not what we’re looking for. Former humans (mutants, zombies, vampires, mummies, and werewolves) are, of course, just fine;
- It must be a movie. Or at least movie-length. We’re not going to get through a whole season of “True Blood” in one night.
- We reserve final decision making authority.
So post your suggestions in the comments below. I’ll let you all know what we decide by Monday, and hopefully some of you can watch along with us in your own homes. I won’t be live blogging it, I’m afraid, since we normally watch these films on my laptop. I will be eating popcorn and thinking of all of you, so join us!
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