Excerpt from 5 Uncommon Monsters That Deserve a Movie

May 25, 2022 at 12:07 am (horror, Links, writing) (, , , , , )

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5 Uncommon Monsters That Deserve a Movie by Daphne Strasert

I love monsters. Demons, vampires, werewolves, giant atom-bomb lizards, scientific monstrosities, supernatural entities…you name it, I love it (except zombies, but we won’t get into that here). I’ll gleefully watch every Hammer Horror movie and sit through a thousand Universal monster marathons. But, given the deep wealth of urban legends and cultural mythologies from around the world, is this really the best we can do? Endless remakes of Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Mummy? It’s time to branch out. I think these five monsters deserve their own blockbuster franchise:

1. Jorogumo

Jorogumo is a Japanese spider creature that can shapeshift into a beautiful woman. Japanese folklore is filled to the brim with fascinating monsters of all shapes and sizes and Japanese filmmakers have made films that scared the pants off us for decades (The Ring and The Grudge, anyone?). I’m imagining a tense thriller about young newlyweds, one with a dark secret…but it’s best to leave this to the professionals.

2. Cuca

The cuca is a Brazilian mythological being taking the form of an old witch with an alligator face and hawk-like claws. She is known to steal children (especially naughty ones). Given the fantastic history of Brazilian cinema, I would love to see a tense, artsy film that brings home another Oscar for Horror fans.

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2 Comments

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  2. Priscilla Bettis said,

    A Japanese spider creature that can transform into a beautiful woman, now that’s pretty scary. Good excerpt!

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