Tuesday, October 25, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 25

Images of monsters carrying women have been a part of the horror genre pretty much from the beginning, from book and comic book covers to movie posters, publicity stills, and even the movies themselves. In a way it's a bit sad that this trope has gone away for the most part. Sure, it makes no sense whatsoever that a gorilla, gillman, space alien, or robot would be attracted to a woman, no matter how beautiful to want to abduct her for any sort of weird mating purposes, or even to start a book club. It seems like it would make as much sense for them to carry off the leading man, wino, or even the leading man's car or fossil collection for the same purposes. Even so, it seems like an opportunity was missed in not having taken some publicity photos of Sigourney Weaver being carried off by the xenomorph from Alien, or Carrie Fisher in the arms of Darth Vader. 

Here then are some publicity photos and screen shots where the monsters do carry off the women. 

The Mummy's Curse (1944)

This Island Earth (1955)

Dracula (1931)

Robot Monster (1953)

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

The Projected Man (1966)

Invaders From Mars (1953)

The Alligator People (1959)

The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Monster on the Campus (1958)

The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965)

Cicada Men from the Moon (????)

Dracula - Prince of Darkness (1966)

I Walked With a Zombie (1943)

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)

Man Made Monster (1941)

El Hombre y el Monstruo (1959)

Dracula vs Frankenstein (1971)

The Time Machine (1960)

Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943)

It! (1967)

The Phantom Planet (1961)

La Belle et la Bete (1946)

I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)

The Plague of Zombies (1966)

Stay tuned for more tomorrow!


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