When it comes to creating monsters to scare us filmmakers have a few staples they seem to love and rely on like a drunk who can’t quite quit his favourite sauce. Some of these scares are rather explainable, probably based on some evolutionary process far back in the past when someone realised that the bigger the animal attacking you was the less time you had to go ‘oh shit’ hence one of the staples of films like Godzilla, Cloverfield, Anaconda, Attack of the 50ft Woman, etc is take something fairly scary and then make it HUGE!
Sometimes this doesn’t quite cut it though and in a pinch they’ll decide to just throw together two semi-frightening elements in an homage to quantity not quality.
Here are some of the strangest combinations to be found in pulp horror films. Just looking at how many of these are from the SyFy channel makes me think there’s got to be some other reason to make them…..maybe they’re tax deductible or something. There has to be an explanation!
Half Fish, Half Snake…All Death
Half-Shark, Half-Octopus…All Killer
Welcome to the bottom of the food chain
Mansquito (a.k.a. Mosquitoman) (2005)
The Hunter Knows His Prey
Okay, this one does look a little spooky.
Dragon Wasps (2012)
A New Breed of Evil…
The World Will Quake In Fear
If anyone has braved watching any of these, please let us know below!