Tattoo artist Allan Graves created this awesome series of zines celebrating horror illustrations and advertising from the 1970s and 1980s. Each issue has 100 pages packed with gruesome and graphic imagery that is definitely not for kids. Monsterama #4 hits 8.30.2023, and you can grab the first three issues here.
Any day is a good day to enjoy a bowl of Count Chocula or Franken Berry cereal. It’s part of a complete breakfast! Dan Larson of Toy Galaxy looks at the strange and sometimes controversial history of General Mills’ spooky and sugary Monster Cereals, including the elusive Yummy Mummy. Since this video was released, Carmella Creeper was added to the mix.
Inspired by the 2006 movie Monster House, Midnight Hobbies set out to create a miniature version of the animated horror-comedy’s eponymous dwelling. He built the structure for the model by attaching foam board to a tissue box, cutting its roof and shingles from cardstock, and making windows and siding from popsicle sticks.
Artist Thalasso hobbyer makes amazing dioramas, often with undersea creatures as their subject. This gnarly sea monster was inspired by a fellow artist’s illustration of a nightmarish vision. They sculpted the beast from wire and clay, surrounded it with tiny sharks, fish, and a diver, then submerged them in ocean blue resin.
Ring in the new year with a trip to our National Parks. Only when you arrive at these scenic locales you’re greeted by Kaiju. Alternate Histories’ calendar features monsters like the Zombies of Zion and Creature of Crater Lake. Need more road trip monsters in your life? Check out their Wish You Were Here calendar.
After Adam at North of the Border made his last blue-haired monster, many of us suggested that he use the leftover fur to make Cookie Monster. He obliged and sculpted Sesame Street’s #1 carb addict chomping on Shrek’s Gingerbread Man and his family. He didn’t bother using the fur because it was a pain in the ass.
Because his creepy bowl of fruit didn’t have enough pointy teeth, North of the Border is back with another terrifying sculpture. This time, he imagined what Sulley and Mike from Monsters, Inc. might have looked like if they were really scary and not just cute and cuddly. Applying all of that blue fur to Sulley looked like a major pain.
In 16th century France, a mysterious book was published, filled with illustrations of 120 strange monsters and not a single word of text. Video essayist Hochelaga explores the imagery of The Drolatic Dreams of Pantagruel and its creepy, grotesque, and comical creatures, and what they might have meant.
Both the Loch Ness Monster and some of the world’s best whiskeys hail from Scotland. This stainless steel Nessie swims in your rocks glass and keeps scotch or other spirits cool without watering them down. The little dude rides atop a food-safe silicone suction cup to keep him upright and peeking out of his boozy lake.
We’ve been enjoying North of the Border’s creative sculptures and sassy narration for a while now. Adam’s polymer clay and resin sculpt imagines a giant space monster that has gotten its tentacles around Earth and is ready to gulp us all down like a giant jawbreaker covered with ants.
A fantastic Japanese import for fans of monster movies, this oversize 96-page coloring book is loaded with Yuji Kaida’s line art illustrations of classic monsters and creatures, including Godzilla, Gamera, Ultraman, and more. The book also includes small color images of the original paintings for reference.
Need to take the edge off of a hard week? Put on your headphones, take a sip of your favorite spirit, and listen to some smooth jams from the Monster Quintet. This series of easy listening musical interludes was produced for the Sesame Place theme parks back in the 1980s and is a must-watch Muppet fans.
Director Kim Gehrig created this warm and fuzzy promo spot for Airbnb about a family of long-haired monsters enjoying a relaxing lakeside vacation. The commercial aims to encourage inclusivity for hosts in a delightfully effective way. We just wouldn’t want to have to clean monster hair out of our hot tub.
Pixar reimagines the characters from Monsters, Inc. in a 1930s black-and-white cartoon style. Sit back, grab a bucket of popcorn, and enjoy as Mike and Sully once again save their new friend Boo from the slimy Randall Boggs and come up with a better source of energy than screams.
Take a shower with a bunch of strange and surprisingly charming sea monsters every day. Calamityware’s high-quality fabric curtain is covered from edge to edge with dozens of unique creatures, lovingly illustrated in black and white by artist Don Moyer. The curtain measures 72″ x 72″ and is fully hemmed and ready to hang.
At first glance, Calamityware’s blue-and-white bowls look like your antique Chinese pottery. But look more closely, and you’ll see scenes of tiny disasters and monster attacks playing out. They’re great for serving snack foods, cereal, and feeding your good boys. Available in three sizes.
The Universal Monsters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles combine their mutant powers for an epic mashup. The first figure in NECA’s line-up melds Raphael with Frankenstein’s Monster. The 7″ figure gives Raph a stitched-on head, neck bolts, an ill-fitting suit, and comes with three pairs of hands and two lightning bolt sai.
Minibricks is a master at model making. For their latest project, the created an incredible diorama featuring a tentacled sea beast swimming through an pool of clear resin. The piece, titled SUBNAUTICA conjures memories of The Shape of Water and Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Just in time for Halloween, artist Chet Phillips has released a spooktacular deck of cards, each illustrated with a playfully creepy creature. The monstrous deck includes four trick-or-treat inspired Wild cards, including a possessed candy corn, a batty Tootsie Roll, a bad caramel apple, and a cupcake straight out of The Thing.
Joe Dante’s 1984 Gremlins is a classic popcorn flick, packed with offbeat humor, gross-out gags, memorable monsters, and its share of charming moments. But In Praise of Shadows thinks it’s much more, establishing a whole new direction for how little creatures have been treated in horror and fantasy films ever since.
What strange beasts dwell within your home? It turns out not just dust mites, but there be dragons among us. Sculptor David Lee Pancake makes these wall hangings that look like dragons are trying to crawl out of your HVAC system. The two little dragons inside have light-up eyes, so they look extra creepy at night.
After seeing Sideshow’s Alien King Maquette, artist Cao Shengge was inspired to make his own version of the terrifying (but non-canon) creature. After making a clay miniature, he got to work building the life-size monster from steel, bicycle innertubes, and over 200 recycled tires.
This Disney+ series picks up the day after the Monsters, Inc. power plant started running on children’s laughter instead of screams. It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, a recent grad of Monsters U. who always wanted to be a scarer, but comes to find that laughter is what’s in demand these days. Premieres 7.2.2021.