Tag - Ray Harryhausen

Tentacles (1977)

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 31: Tentacles!

For the 31st day of our madness, we’ve decided to go out with the potential for some seriously lethal hugs. It’s the 1977 flick Tentacles, and the notion of a killer octopus reminds me of course of It Came from Beneath the Sea...

Ray Harryhausen and Friend

RIP: Ray Harryhausen

Kids, this is a scenario where I’m not going to tell you to ask your parents. I’m just going to flat out tell you myself. There once was a time when you couldn’t make any damn thing you wanted show up in a movie using a...

32 Days of Halloween III, Movie Night No...

I warn you: if you watch the first forty seconds of this, you will be hooked. Seriously, try it. It’s the epitome of Brilliant Authoritarian Narration from the 50s. Direct link for the feedreaders.

Clash of the T-Shirts

There is something to be said for Clash of the Titans, the mad epic Harryhausen-fueled mythology romp which features the best line ever delivered on screen by Laurence Olivier Burgess Meredith: “CALL NO MAN HAPPY WHO IS NOT DEAD...

War of the Worlds: The Monument

In Woking, England, there stands a tribute to H.G. Wells and those badass Martian tripods that he brought to Earth in 1898. You can’t really point to the tripod itself and say, “Ooh, that’s cool.” I mean: you can...

Harryhausen and Medusa

Happy Birthday, Ray Harryhausen

Ray Harryhausen turns 88 today. Happy birthday to a guy who’s responsible for stop motion as we know it today. And is there anyone alive today who didn’t think the Sinbad movies were the coolest goddamn thing ever? Harryhausen...

Ray Harryhausen and triceratops

Ray Harryhausen-Palooza!

Awesome round-up of creatures created by the godfather of stop motion animation, Ray Harryhausen. There’s just something to be said for stuff that’s totally in-camera. Shame we won’t get that anymore. Direct link for the...