Favorite Harryhausen Monster


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Post Wed May 08, 2013 11:55 am

Favorite Harryhausen Monster

Visionary animator Ray Harryhausen has passed away at the age of 92. As a tribute, let's talk about all his awesome stuff!

Just off of the top of my head, I'd say the nautillus sea creature Mysterious Island.
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Post Wed May 08, 2013 1:44 pm

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Mine would have to be the Minotaur and Troglodyte from Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger.
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Post Wed May 08, 2013 6:23 pm

Re: Favorite Harryhausen Monster

You know, my actual favorite has to be the skeletons. But since that seems somehow pedestrian, I present:

SNAKE WOMAN!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... arWyasPTY#!
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Post Thu May 09, 2013 3:01 am

Re: Favorite Harryhausen Monster

I have to say Calibos is my favorite. He's not just a monster, but also a dynamic villain. Not to mention his transformation scene was brilliant!
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Post Thu May 09, 2013 7:00 am

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Mighty Joe Young was probably the first of his I seen as a kid. They used to play that flick at Thanksgiving every year. The Sinbad movies and of course Clash of the Titans were big childhood favs.

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Post Thu May 09, 2013 1:24 pm

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Skeletons from Jason and the Argonauts. Started me down a life long obsession with undead, which led to my gaming career.

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Post Thu May 09, 2013 2:40 pm

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I think the skeletons are a pretty universal introductory stop-motion creature. I loved that scene, and if anyone ever mentions Harryhausen or skeletons in casual conversation my mind will immediately jump to those images.

I'm surprised there's not been any love for the giant octopus from It Came From Beneath the Sea! Tentacles everywhere!
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Post Tue May 14, 2013 11:57 pm

Re: Favorite Harryhausen Monster

Eww this is tough.

How about my top 4.

Medusa from Clash of the Titans...the hissing, the bow twangs, the death.

Kali from the Golden Voyage of Sinbad.

Ymir from 20 Million Miles to Earth

and of course

The Cyclops


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Post Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:54 am

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fallingtower wrote:Medusa from Clash of the Titans...the hissing, the bow twangs, the death.

Yep, she would be mine.
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Post Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:15 am

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Ymir = awesome
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