The Return Of Man-In-A-Suit Monster Movies: (The List)

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  1. Shawn Francis

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    It seems lately that every other week I'm bumping into news that someone has made a monster movie where they have eschewed the now"traditional" use of CGI in creating their monsters for the good old fashioned man-in-a-suit effects, and/or animatronic FX. Fine by me, since I grew up with dudes donning monster suits in movies. Here's a list of some of the recent movies I'm looking forward to. To date, however, none of them have been released on DVD. Though, there is some confusion where SHRIEK OF THE SASQUATCH is concerned. There actually is an Amazon listing, but it says it's unavailable for purchase, and, yet, I came across a review on the web where the reviewer said he found it in a bargain bin, or something.
    1. SHRIEK OF THE SASQUATCH
    2. DEAR GOD, NO! (Bigfoot)
    3. SNOW BEAST (2011)
    4. NIGHT CLAWS (Bigfoot)
    5. CREATURE (2011) (Swamp Monster)
    6. HYPOTHERMIA (Gill Man)
    7. SUCKER (Man Into Mosquito)
    8. THE MILLENIUM BUG (Giant insect monsters)
    9. DIRE WOLF (aka DINO WOLF)
    10. MUCKMAN (Swamp Creature)
    The Bottom list may, or may not, have CGI augmentation. Hard to tell, but for the most part the "monsters" in question look to be animatronic/puppet effects.

    1. PARASITIC
    2. CONTAGION (aka BIO-SLIME)
    3. ATOMIC BRAIN INVASION
    I'll try and keep this updated when, and if, another movie that fits in here gets announced. Hope this is a sign filmmakers are finally understanding that cheap and crappy CGI looks exactly like cheap and crappy CGI. And, who the hell wants that?
     
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    I agree with you. I love these types of films, so please keep posting as you get more news.
    I think seeing the original Creature From The Black Lagoon cemented my love for these types of movies. From Humanoids From The Deep To Night of the Demon(1980), I've always enjoyed the heck out of them. I hope to see more in the future.
    I recently watched Assault of the Sasquatch and quite enjoyed it's over the top nature and man in an ape suit aesthetic. Good stuff.
    Thanks for the great thread.
     
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    NIGHT CLAWS added.
     
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    I'd rather watch a bad rubber suit movie anytime over a crappy CGI movie like they show on Sci-Fi.
     
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    Roger Corman REALLY should go back to using practical and rubber suits again, as his latest movies for Sci-Fi channel uses the worst CGI avalible :(

    Though I doubt he gives a damn about making GREAT B movies anymore ;)
     
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    DIRE WOLF and MUCKMAN added to list in opening post.

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    Love the poster!!!!!
     
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    MUCKMAN REVIEW. I think Amazon already has it for pre-order. Not sure.
     
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    The upcoming film CREATURE is being heavily touted as an old school ''man in a suit'' monster movie.It's supposed to come out theatrically this fall.Trailer's on youtube.
     
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    Fangoria has a cover story this month on the aforementioned Creature.
     
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    I saw the movie, too. It's excellent. According to their facebook page, they're gonna do a sequel set 1000 years in the future, with the BUG stomping through a town this time. I asked them if they thought they could pull something like that off, and they assured me they could.
     
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    Yeah, Ken actually discusses the sequel in the interview I posted. As well as a prequel. They are planning on a trilogy.
     
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    Wow! the list is GREAT! I want to see them all. This is such a fun place to see what I am missing in Monster World!
     
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    The Millennium Bug is now available via iTunes. No officially DVD release yet (although I have one that the director was selling directly from the festival screenings), but is in talks of being released sometime next year.
     
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