A trailer has finally been released for the Roger Corman’s newest upcoming straight-to-DVD/SyFy/whatever monster flick. To be honest, I had almost forgotten about this thing. Not surprisingly though, considering that there hasn’t been much in the way of news besides a single photograph of the titular creature’s head which was making the rounds on the internet over a year ago. I'm sure it’s only a matter of time before we get a sequel where it fights the Sharktopus. C’mon, Corman- we know you want to.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
In the mood for a tabletop game but can’t bear the idea of sitting through another tedious session of Monopoly? Game author Ken Lewis just might have a solution to your problem.
Radioactive Press has just released a new, deluxe edition of Giant Monster Rampage, a strategic “war game” wherein players create and battle giant abominations of science and nature against one other. Much in the vein of an RPG, each player creates a monster character using a set number of points to determine its strength and durability as well as what kinds of special attacks it can perform. From there, the monsters are placed on the playing field (i.e. a coffee table or something similar) which represents a given location and then the battle begins. Each player takes a turn moving and attacking with their monster until one is defeated.
The game doesn’t really have any pieces other than what you decide to use to represent the monsters and buildings: action figures, a drawing on a card, ground beef sculptures (not recommended)... whatever you have on hand. The game can be purchased at the link below and is available as a printed copy or digital PDF form:
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
With summer comes picnics and with picnics come various pests of insectoid persuasion. It could be worse, though; you could have your culinary experience invaded by giant wasps that shoot fire, much like the monstrous antagonists of the upcoming film, Dragon Wasps.
“When her father mysteriously disappears on an expedition, beautiful entomologist Gina Humphries and her fiery assistant, Rhonda, set out to search the rain forests of Belize. Due to numerous robberies and assaults in the jungle, they are escorted by heavily-armed soldiers. Guerillas, lead by the infamous Jaguar, ambush the convoy and incite a bloody shootout. Just when things can't get worse, a horde of murderous Dragon Wasps, massive flying bugs that shoot flame from their abdomens, swarms the soldiers. Now the military must defeat Jaguar's bandits and survive the fearsome insect onslaught as they venture inside the Dragon Wasps' hive.”
You can check out a trailer for the movie over at Twitchfilm.com by clicking this link (Blogger still seems to be dead set against embedding any videos from that site).