Monster movies can have a monstrous impact on the audiences that flock to them in droves.
Perhaps this is because this is the ultimate in escapist genres. Perhaps it is because
it allows viewers to externalize the big and small "monsters"
they all encounter in their own lives. Perhaps it is because
we all enjoy a good scare every now and then. Or, maybe it is
just because, when they are done well monster movies represent
some of the best and most effective movies around.
Monster films have long been a staple of films throughout the world.
From "Nosferatu", "King Kong", "Frankenstein",
and "Jaws" to the multiple incarnations of "Godzilla"
people have flocked to monster films as if their lives depended on it.
In Film appreciation we will examine some of these notable monster films
and the impact they have had on motion pictures.