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In honor or the spookiest holiday season of the year, this month's Custom GI Avatars are dedicated to the classic movie monsters of yesteryear. So if you're feeling brave and willing, I dare you to proceed into the dark depths of this blog post. But remember, there is NO turning back!
For some reason, many people mistakenly refer to this gentleman as "Frankenstein". But, Frankenstein is the person who created the monster, I think that this fellow is probably the most well known of all the classic movie monsters.
the monsters mate
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Another recognizable figure in classic horror movies, but even worse, she has no name. At least Frankenstein's monster gets the nomenclature of "Frankenstein's monster", but she is simply known as the monster's "mate".
The Wolf Man (1941)
In my humble, but correct, opinion, the Wolf Man is the coolest of all the classic monsters. Who can forget Lon Chaney's classical, but now humorous transformation scenes?
Do you like the Wolf Man? Do you like Freakazoid? If so you should totally watch this!
I have to admit, I've never seen the classic Dracula film, but I'm pretty sure I get the picture.
Vampires were so much cooler back then.
Dr. Jack Griffin
The Invisible Man (1933)
What do you mean "cheap"? That's a very accurate depiction of the Invisible Man! You guys expect too much from me.
Fine, here you go. Two as a mater of fact.
I know that the Invisible Man isn't necessarily a monster per say, but for some reason I felt he belonged. Deal with it.
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Has anybody noticed that all these monsters are quite fond of the ladies? This guy is no exception. I think almost everybody here has abducted or fallen in love with an unwilling female.
Not to be confused with the Swamp Thing
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Did you know that the guy who played the Phantom, Lon Chaney, is the father of the guy who played the Wolf Man, Lon Chaney Jr.? Neat, huh?
The Mummy (1932)
Out of all the monsters in this post, this is the guy I would least like to touch. He's all old and dusty and dead. Well, I guess he's alive. As good as the ancient Egyptian Mummification process is, I'm sure he's still pretty funky.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Dr. Henry Jekyll: physician; scientist. Searching for a way to tap into the hidden evil that all humans have. Then an accidental overdose of stuff that's in science beakers and junk alters his body chemistry. And now when Dr. Jekyll grows angry or outraged, a startling metamorphosis occurs. Mr. Hyde is driven by rage and pursued by an investigative reporter. Mr. Hyde is wanted for a murder he did commit. Dr. Jekyll is believed to be dead, and he must let the world think that he is dead, until he can find a way to control the raging spirit that dwells within him.
LOL, Hulk reference.
Last, but certainly not least, is Count Orlok aka Nosferatu. Probably the least well known of all the classics. The story of Nosferatu is basically another version of the Dracula story. I have to say, this movie is legitimately scary! It's on NetFlix if you're curios.
Wow, what snazzy dressers these monsters are. I tell you, these guys got class.
I bet you think you've made it out, but I am afraid you are not even half way there. As a little bonus here are all the monsters in classic monochrome.
There is but one final obstacle to overcome in order to escape this hellish nightmare. You must vote for what you want me to post next Halloween.
A. Not as old classic horror movie monsters. ie Freddy, Jason, Chucky
B. Random, spooky-ish video game characters. ie Boo, Pyramid Head, Redead
Or C. Game characters that I have already done. But as ravaged zombies!
So there you go. You've made it out alive.....or have you?