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The very idea of what constitutes a legitimate movie monster is certainly open to interpretation. The flexibility of defining a monster on the big screen has no restrictions whatsoever and why should it? A majority of casual and seasoned moviegoers alike from all walks of life can probably on spontaneous command mention their ideal movie-bound monster…a confirmed menace to society that can take on reversed roles of badness and goodness, man and beast, human and machine or even vampire and werewolf. After all, the possibilities are endless. Monstrous figureheads that come in all shapes, sizes and species have intrigued, sickened, shocked and sometimes inspired our cinematic imaginations to the point of no return. In searching for that hideous misfit and the impact that they have on our celluloid consciousness we need to examine closely why the monster in question is such a fascinating and frightening enigma to behold?

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- Frank Ochieng

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