Monday, April 28, 2014

A-Z: Classic Monsters: Wolfman & Xenomorph

I'm doing a double post today for the letters W and X for the A-Z Challenge post.  For the letter W, it is was a toss up between Werewolf, Windego and the Wolf Man.  I decided to stick to Universal classic monsters, the Wolf Man.  And for the letter X, this was a hard one for classic monsters, but I found one.  X is for Xenomporph.

W is for The Wolf Man

This classic horror flick debuted in 1941 and featured Lon Chaney Jr, the son of legendary actor, Lon Chaney.  The film has the same ol' premise:  Man is bitten by a werewolf and then becomes one...blah, blah, blah.  I know it sounds boring, but it is a classic. Have you seen it?  Here's a little poem the villagers would chant.

Even a man who is pure in heart
and says his prayers by night
may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms
and the autumn moon is bright.

Cool, huh?  Have you seen the trailer?

X is for Xenomorph

What is a Xenomorph?  The Xenomorph is the fictional extraterrestrial species in the sci-fi Alien films.  How about this alien for a classic monster?  This beast starred in it's first film, Alien back in 1979 with Sigourney Weaver.  Wow, what a film! Even to this day, fans go crazy for the Xenomorph.  It needs a host in order to reproduce and finds a plethora of them on board the Nostromo.  *shivers*  Ever since the Xenormorph was conceived, this series has spun more spin-offs that it's mindboggling.  In case you were wondering here is the series list of films and I suspect it will continue to grow:

* Alien (1979)
* Aliens (1986)
*  Alien 3 (1992)
*  Alien Resurrection (1997)
*  Alien vs. Predator
*  Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
*  Prometheus (2012)

And let's not forget the queen.  She's a total bad ass too.  Have you seen all the Alien films?  I've seen most and I still can't get enough of this classic monster.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've seen all of them. Aliens is still my favorite. Heck of a roller coaster ride!

Timothy Brannan said...

Two great classics! I felt Alien went a bit downhill at Alien 3 though.

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Sophie Duncan said...

Alien is a truly terrifying movie. I agree with Timothy, Alien 3 went a bit downhill, but I actually like Alien Resurrection. :)
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djinnia said...

Did not even know the alien had a name! Wow. Wouldn't Prometheus technically be first since it is a prequel to the alien series?

S. L. Hennessy said...

Alien and Aliens are two of my favorite movies and to this day I think the xenomorphs featured are some of the scariest beings ever created.

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Alien freaked me out when I was little. I still have to watch Prometheus.

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Nick Wilford said...

I haven't seen every one, but the first two are classics.

The Happy Whisk said...

I'm a classic movie monster girl, too. Such great stuff. Nothing like it.

Cathrina Constantine said...

I remember watching the first Alien movie all alone...scary...

klahanie said...

Clap for the Wolf Man :) Sorry, that was a song...

I think Sigourney Weaver was scarier than Xenomorph :)


Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

I did xenomorph last year :) - you definitely win for animated gif - that's a very creepy repeat!
Werewolves, now there is a classic, classic :)
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Heather Holden said...

I really need to see The Wolf Man someday, since it's such a classic!