Saturday, April 03, 2004

HPs' Troll in the Polls Again
Empire released a poll it did on the top Ten Monsters of all time. This is there findings:
The Top 10
1: King Kong
(King Kong, 1933) The model of King Kong was only 18 inches high
2: Talos (Jason And The Argonauts, 1963) Talos was made bronze because of the success of 1962’s Colossus Of Rhodes
3: The Alien
(Alien, 1979) Artist HR Giger’s alien designs were changed several times due to their blatant sexuality
4: The T-Rex
(Jurassic Park, 1993)
The animatronic T-Rex weighed 15,000lbs
5: The Thing
(The Thing, 1982)
The model for the Thing gave off highly flammable gas and was destroyed when a heater was switched on
6: Shelob
(Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King, 2003)
An extension had to built for the computers needed to generate many scenes
7: The Metaluna Mutant (This Island Earth, 1955) MGM used the film as research for 1956’s Forbidden Planet
8: Tetsuo (Akira, 1988)
Sony shelved plans for a live action version of this classic Japanese animation after the budget topped $300m
9: The Skinned Werewolf
(The Company Of Wolves, 1984) The SFX maestro behind this classic monster was also a puppeteer on Who Framed Roger Rabbit
10: The Troll
(Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, 2001)
The Troll model was so delicate that actor Daniel Radcliffe’s weight would have broken it

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