Favorite Harryhausen Monster

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Favorite Harryhausen Monster

Post by Dr. Gerard » Wed May 08, 2013 11:55 am

Visionary animator Ray Harryhausen has passed away at the age of 92. As a tribute, let's talk about all his awesome stuff!

Just off of the top of my head, I'd say the nautillus sea creature Mysterious Island.
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Re: Favorite Harryhausen Monster

Post by trevlix » Wed May 08, 2013 1:44 pm

Mine would have to be the Minotaur and Troglodyte from Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger.
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Re: Favorite Harryhausen Monster

Post by Dr. Gerard » Wed May 08, 2013 6:23 pm

You know, my actual favorite has to be the skeletons. But since that seems somehow pedestrian, I present:

SNAKE WOMAN!

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Re: Favorite Harryhausen Monster

Post by UnknownEntity » Thu May 09, 2013 3:01 am

I have to say Calibos is my favorite. He's not just a monster, but also a dynamic villain. Not to mention his transformation scene was brilliant!

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Re: Favorite Harryhausen Monster

Post by Howard » Thu May 09, 2013 7:00 am

Mighty Joe Young was probably the first of his I seen as a kid. They used to play that flick at Thanksgiving every year. The Sinbad movies and of course Clash of the Titans were big childhood favs.

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Re: Favorite Harryhausen Monster

Post by fear_the_squirrels » Thu May 09, 2013 1:24 pm

Skeletons from Jason and the Argonauts. Started me down a life long obsession with undead, which led to my gaming career.

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Re: Favorite Harryhausen Monster

Post by Nvision » Thu May 09, 2013 2:40 pm

I think the skeletons are a pretty universal introductory stop-motion creature. I loved that scene, and if anyone ever mentions Harryhausen or skeletons in casual conversation my mind will immediately jump to those images.

I'm surprised there's not been any love for the giant octopus from It Came From Beneath the Sea! Tentacles everywhere!

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Re: Favorite Harryhausen Monster

Post by fallingtower » Tue May 14, 2013 11:57 pm

Eww this is tough.

How about my top 4.

Medusa from Clash of the Titans...the hissing, the bow twangs, the death.

Kali from the Golden Voyage of Sinbad.

Ymir from 20 Million Miles to Earth

and of course

The Cyclops


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Re: Favorite Harryhausen Monster

Post by CthulhuDude » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:54 am

fallingtower wrote:Medusa from Clash of the Titans...the hissing, the bow twangs, the death.
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Re: Favorite Harryhausen Monster

Post by creatureslagoon » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:15 am

Ymir = awesome
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