Monsters and Fairy Tales…

My childhood bedroom… stuffed animals, tons of books on the shelves, a poster of Leif Garrett, other posters of characters from fairy tales, one with my favorite singing duo, Pink Lady.  Sounds like a typical little girl’s room, right?  Well, I also had a BIG poster of Dracula, a smaller poster of Frankenstein and a glow in the dark poster of King Kong!  🙂

For some reason I had the biggest fascination with monsters.  If there was a book about monsters or movie creatures in the Scholastic book order from school, there was a HUGE check mark next to it.  (The time I got a monster-related poster with the order, talk about being filled with elation!!)

You could ask me questions about Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and I had ALL the answers!  (Yes, very strange little girl…)

But the fascination didn’t stop there.  One of my favorite Japanese cartoons was (and still is) Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro.  (Not sure if it has an English title or not.)  Loved all the monsters in the Ultraman series, loved Godzilla, all the odd creatures in the Kamen Rider shows.  (Loved them all, yet at the same time, I was quite scared of them, too.)

Wonder if anyone else out there liked/likes monsters?  Anyone?  Anyone?  🙂


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Keith
    Feb 12, 2012 @ 12:28:45

    you know I do!! I just finished watching Dracula 2000 and the two follow-up films to it. AND I love Clive Barker and the Hellraiser films. Pinhead is such a great character!


    • Birdie
      Feb 12, 2012 @ 12:41:26

      Good to know you do! 🙂 Never really got into the Hellraiser movies… should give them another chance, ne? Slightly embarrassed to admit, but I have a soft spot for Freddy… the whole concept of someone entering your dreams and things happening in reality was cool to me.


  2. keith
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 14:22:38

    Freddy was cool – except it affected the way i dealt with horror films. I would always think – “well, no one was killed in the movie while sleeping so I’m ok to go to sleep tonight because it can’t happen to me.” With the advent of Freddy…that changed. I did watch the first “Nightmare” movie and liked it – but haven’t followed up.


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