Guys, this week and me have not been very good friends, which is why I have pumping up the tunes and writing all my lovely master-opi of music reviews this week. And no, there will be more coming, and there’s nothing you can do about it other than destroy the Japanese/Korean music industries. I would like to see you try.
And much like me and this week, August and movies are not friends either so a lot of the new releases are movies the studios thought were too one thing or another to be featured during times of heavy summer traffic. The thing is, in a world we had The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises smash through the glass ceiling of what was once the pre-conceived notion about superhero movies and sleeper hits, and how much the box office could go up overnight, any movie premiering afterwards was going to have the worst time trying to make bank. Because whether its week one, or week four, most often than not people will be going to see Batman, and not Hope Springs or Sparkle. And that leads to the problem I face currently – I have nothing to review, and what there is… isn’t worth the watch. Except maybe The Campaign…maybe…
So what to do? More music reviews? No I’ll catch up with it later. My Stay Tuned? Eh, not feeling it. That means its list time. So, top best original horror monsters of all time. Let’s be clear – no humans, no mythological beasts, nothing that’s be copied from something else. LET’S DO THIS!!!
6) Tomie – Tomie franchise
As the only international monster on this list, you might be suprised to find this specific J-Horror icon. Most international films have generic villians and monster, or those pulled from mythology. Not so with Tomie. No, someone took the thought of a nasty bitch from high school who ruined everyone’s lives (every high school everywhere has one, trust me) and chose to make her the central monster. Also, she starts off as only a head…ew. Tomie’s powers aren’t so much scary as they are distribuing – she seduces men, and sometimes women, to feed her evil spirit and basically destroy shit. There’s no real motivation explained in the first few films or the manga - Tomie is just an evil entity that wants to cause chaos and destroy everything, even after she gets killed over and over again. And when she returns, her tricks always still work cause, well, they are timeless. Who knew a dismembered head in a bag would be the least scary portion of a film?
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