Thursday, January 15, 2009

Macabre Movie Poster Madness - When Giant Shit Attacks!

A lot of filmmakers, at one point or another, seem to get a wild hair up their ass and think "You know what this picture needs? Something giant, attacking shit." As a tribute to a few of these filmmakers, we're going to take a look at some posters from some of the finest the Giantsploitation genre has to offer. 4 of these have appeared on some very fine episodes Mystery Science Theater. One of which can be found here.

The Giant Spider Invasion - Rebane wishes his spiders looked like that in the movie. Actually, so do I, that's a pretty awesome looking scene they've got going on there. You'd really assume you were in for a pretty thrilling ride if the poster was all you had to go on.
The Giant Leeches - The least frightening thing to be attacked by on this list. Save for anyone suffering from Bdellophobia. You'd really have to be not paying attention to be killed by a giant leech. Frankly, I think you'd kinda deserve it if you let it happen.
The Giant Gila Monster - Working title: The Forced Perspective, Regular Size Gila Monster. This one is actually double terrifying because it has both "Giant" and "Monster" in the title. Remember kids, it's pronounced like "HEE-la". Don't say it like it's spelled, people will laugh. Trust me.

The Giant Claw - The movie monster so bad the film's star sneaked out of the premiere for fear of being recognized. Me, I think he's pretty cute, reminds me of Sloth from the Goonies:

Village of the Giants - The worst kind of giants - Hippies.