Impress your drinking buddies today by pointing out which character in Monsters vs. Aliens
(out now on DVD) was "inspired" by which famous 'Fifties movie monster!
(Okay, maybe they won't be that impressed . . .)
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954)
The Missing Link
What’s it about? A scientific expedition traveling up the
Amazon River encounter a dangerous humanoid amphibious fish creature.
Tagline: Not since the beginning of time has the
world beheld terror like this!
ATTACK OF THE 50 FT. WOMAN (1958)
Susan Murphy / Ginormica ...
Reese Witherspoon (voice)
What’s it about? When an abused wife grows to giant size
because of an alien encounter and an aborted murder attempt, she goes
after cheating husband with revenge on her mind.
Tagline: A titanic beauty spreads a macabre wave
of horror! A terrifying masterpiece of shock and chills!
THE BLOB (1958)
B.O.B. ... Seth Rogen (voice)
What’s it about? An alien life form consumes
everything in its path as it grows and grows.
Tagline: Beware of the Blob! It creeps, and
leaps, and glides and slides across the floor.
THE FLY (1958)
Cockroach Ph.D. ... Hugh Laurie (voice)
Plot: A scientist has a horrific accident when he
tries to use his newly invented teleportation device.
Tagline: If she looked upon the horror her
husband had become... she would scream for the rest of her life!