Day 18, The Borg

borg I never would have thought in my wildest dreams that Star Trek would’ve freaked me out but when I saw Star Trek First Contact as a kid, these half robotic bastards kept me up for a week. The Borg are a race of beings bent on perfection through fusing organic and cybernetics components, whether you want it or not. Through grisly means, they have an unfathomable number as they’ve conquered countless planets and absorbed thousands of races into there collective. What makes them so dangerous is there ability to adapt, forcing there opponents to constantly switch weapons and tactics until they can’t any longer. They a frightening force never to be taken to light in the universe. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

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Day 17, Necromorphs

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The Necromorphs in the DeadSpace trilogy are a interesting and damn deadly combination of ideas. Essentially they are space zombies brought on by on an ancient alien marker. The victims go violently insane and once dead their bodies are reconfigured into ghoulish malformations. The only way to destroy them is by completely dismembering them. These stand out because of how freakish and original there attacks are and how easily they can swarm you in the enclosure of space. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Day 16, King Ghidorah

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So for my first day of my favorite monsters, I want to go BIG. Let me begin with Godzilla’s nemesis, the three headed space dragon King Ghidorah. This mountainous Kaiju brought the planet to it’s knees in Godzilla: King of the monsters (Torsten) and besides his incredible size, he also possesses the ability to fire lightning and regenerate his heads and is basically a living storm. Ghidorah is raw mayhem and a awesome monster. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Fly

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What would Halloween be without a good monster movie review? How about a review of one of the best remakes of all time and one of the most gruesome body horror movies.

Seth Brundle is a scientist making a teleportation device. He’s awkward but enthusiastic his invention will change the world, attracting the interest of a journalist named Ronnie. Seth’s experiment is seemingly a success, except for the unseen fly that found it’s way into the pod with him. The changes in Seth are small at first, he feels more lively and feels stronger with added libido. He tells Ronnie the process purified him, enhanced him and urges her to try it. Not long after he begins a series of horrific changes that accompany his enhanced strength and dexterity, he is becoming a new creature. He is becoming the fly; the question is can Ronnie escape before Seth changes her too?

It’s actually really hard and easy to do this review at the same time. The plot of this movie has been parodied so many times, I wouldn’t feel bad spoiling anything at this time. I will say this is Jeff  Goldblum’s best performance in my opinion as Brundle. He is mad, desperate and sympathetic but still terrifying. The layers of his decomposition is spectacular and what this movie is truly known for, but don’t watch this if you have a weak stomach. I love the moral conflict that Geena Davis has as Ronnie, watching and documenting this man’s hideous transformation and feeling sorry for him but wanting her story at the same time. The movie is a slow burn but will absolutely not disappoint leading to the tragic end. I highly recommend it this Halloween and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Day 13, Wyverns

Hello! I’m SaviorGaming’s daughter, LittleSavior! It was his idea for the name, blame him. 

Wyverns are often confused with regular dragons, however, they differ in some ways. Whilst both parties have wings, wyverns’ wings are attached to their arms, instead of them just free-forming like a wart on a foot. This is where you’re supposed to laugh, by the way. You yourself may have seen them in movies, TV shows, and even video games, but always thought they were just dragons. But guess what; you were incorrect. Wyverns’ distinctive wings attached to their arms is possibly the easiest way to tell them & dragons apart.

Now, onto my favorite part; the mythology!

In the Middle Ages, wyverns were associated with the devil and represented sin, pestilence, & war. Of course, the wyvern had many other associations! In the sixteenth century, wyverns were symbolic of courage, envy, war, might, & strength. Fun fact, Leonardo Da Vinci claims to have seen an encounter between a wyvern & a lion, however, there is no hard evidence, so who really knows? Some say they are vicious creatures, whose breath causes pestilence & disease. Meanwhile, some say they are gentle creatures, who cares about nature & will pass their wisdom onto those they meet. Their breath, in accordance to this, is also said to lead to inspiration.

Now, their powers they’re said to possess!

Besides their breath leading to either death or to pushing you to finish that chapter (I really should finish writing that), they have other powers! Shocking, I know; they have fooled us again! Me attempting to be funny aside let’s move on. Much like dragons, these creatures are excellent flyers (they better be), and have many of the same powers in general. They also really like treasure, however, I don’t quite know if that counts as a power; though according to rich white men, it does. It’s unknown if they can breathe fire, however, some say they have little ‘spoofs’ o fire, just enough to burn down your straw hut.

Oh, by the way, they’ll steal your spoon you got for 50 cents from your creepy neighbor; you know, the one with the 10 cameleons? Seriously? Who has 10 cameleons?! I love the buggers, but jeez. I can hardly deal with my baby sister! She counts as an animal, right?

 

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Sources: Mythology.NetMythical CreaturesMythical Realm

‘Comedy’ courtesy of your’s truly~

The Turning trailer

For the millionth time; I’m really starting to think Hollywood is running out of ideas. The Turning is a modern telling of the classic horror story “The Turning of the Screw” and while I’d say this movie seems to be filmed pretty well, this looks generic as hell. I can’t say this movie is fully to blame, the source material is classic and has surely influenced countless others, but that being said this looks like every evil kid/ haunted house story ever. May the gaming gods bring you glory.