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TOP 10 MOVIE MONSTERS OF THE 70S AND 80S

Tags:   Fun,   Summer '14,   Films

By The Swag Team   -  August 21, 2014


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On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the release of the classic horror film Nightmare on Elm Street, SWAG has brought togther the 10 monsters that dominated our bad dreams as children growing up in the two decades where scary movie monsters were somewhere in between the unbelievably clunky, stop-motion creatures of 50s and 60s B-movies, and the you-have-to-see-to-believe realism digital revolution that took off in the 90s with such films as Jurassic Park.

 

We stayed away from monsters such as the Gremlins or the Critters as they were stars of movies people already knew were comedy-horror productions... we believe the monsters we chose genuinely offered moments of terror and provoked flashbacks and nightmares long after we laid eyes on them for the first time. 

 

Do you agree with our choice, or was there a 'favourite' monster of yours we left out? Tell us in the comments section below; meanwhile, if you like horror movies, you may want to check out this event, taking place appropriately enough, on Friday night.

 

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 30TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

 

Euro Media Forum and Vintage Boutique, present A Nightmare on Elm Street 30th anniversary event at The Sofa Cinema at University Msida Campus on Friday 22 August at 8.30 p.m.

 

Celebrating 30 years this year, A Nightmare on Elm Street, directed by Wes Craven is one of the most intelligent and terrifying horror films of the 1980s and introduced the world to Freddy Krueger (Richard Englund) the horribly scarred man with the ragged slouch hat and the iconic metal gloves with knives at the tips.

 

Guest Speaker Dr Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone will lead the audience into a greater appreciation for this horror film, how this film intelligently probes into the audience’s terror of nightmares and combines it with another horrific element – the very real fear of killers roaming around one’s own street. Dr Bonello Rutter Giappone will give an interesting insight into how this film at its time of release brought hope to fans of the genre in an era in which the horror film had become little more than a mindless exercise in gratuitous high tech blood-letting.

 

The audience is invited to participate and put forward to the guest speaker their questions, curiosities and observations. To spice up the evening there will also be a Nightmare on Elm Street film quiz, with the opportunity to win cinema tickets and a free pizza meal for two. So quiz participants must keep their eyes open for Freddy Krueger’s deadly clues! The film discussion is being done in collaboration with Vintage Boutique (Savoy Arcade, Valletta), Ghost Squad, Giotto restaurant and Eden Cinemas.

 

Price is 5 euros per person including wine, food and unlimited popcorn. Limited seating is available. For bookings please e-mail euromediaforum@gmail.com or send an sms to 9905 2482, or log in http://www.facebook.com/Euro.Media.Forum

 

Dr Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone

 

Dr Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone has recently graduated with a PhD from the University of Kent, where she is also an Assistant Lecturer. She read for her undergraduate degrees at the University of Malta, where she graduated with a BA (Hons) in both Law and English. After completing a postgraduate diploma in notarial law (also in Malta), she went on to obtain an MA in Renaissance Drama, at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon. Her Masters dissertation was on ‘Metacomedy, Parody, and Tragicomedy in Renaissance Drama’, while her PhD focused on the interrelationship between punk and ‘alternative’ comedy. Some of her short fiction has been published in Schlock Magazine. Her academic interests include comedy, videogames, the horror genre, literary and critical theory, comedy, Early Modern drama, Shakespeare, Law, Romanticism, and punk.

 

  10. The monster from 'Poltergeist II - The Other Side'

10. The monster from 'Poltergeist II - The Other Side' malta,   Fun malta,  Summer '14 malta,  Films malta,  TOP 10 movie monsters of the 70s and 80s malta, Entertainment malta, Swag Mens Online Magazine Malta

10. The monster from 'Poltergeist II - The Other Side'
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  9. Medusa from 'Clash of the Titans' (the original 1981 Malta-filmed epic)

9. Medusa from 'Clash of the Titans' (the original 1981 Malta-filmed epic) malta,   Fun malta,  Summer '14 malta,  Films malta,  TOP 10 movie monsters of the 70s and 80s malta, Entertainment malta, Swag Mens Online Magazine Malta

9. Medusa from 'Clash of the Titans' (the original 1981 Malta-filmed epic)
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  8. The very first alien from 'Alien'

8. The very first alien from 'Alien' malta,   Fun malta,  Summer '14 malta,  Films malta,  TOP 10 movie monsters of the 70s and 80s malta, Entertainment malta, Swag Mens Online Magazine Malta

8. The very first alien from 'Alien'
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  7. Jason Voorhees from 'Friday the 13th'

7. Jason Voorhees from 'Friday the 13th' malta,   Fun malta,  Summer '14 malta,  Films malta,  TOP 10 movie monsters of the 70s and 80s malta, Entertainment malta, Swag Mens Online Magazine Malta

7. Jason Voorhees from 'Friday the 13th'
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  6. The fly-Jeff Goldblum hybrid from 'The Fly'

6. The fly-Jeff Goldblum hybrid from 'The Fly' malta,   Fun malta,  Summer '14 malta,  Films malta,  TOP 10 movie monsters of the 70s and 80s malta, Entertainment malta, Swag Mens Online Magazine Malta

6. The fly-Jeff Goldblum hybrid from 'The Fly'
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  5. Michael Myers from 'Halloween'

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5. Michael Myers from 'Halloween'
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  4. Pennywise the clown from Stephen King's 'It'

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4. Pennywise the clown from Stephen King's 'It'
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  3. 'Jaws'

3. 'Jaws' malta,   Fun malta,  Summer '14 malta,  Films malta,  TOP 10 movie monsters of the 70s and 80s malta, Entertainment malta, Swag Mens Online Magazine Malta

3. 'Jaws'
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  2. Christopher Lee as Dracula in the Hammer Horror series of films

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2. Christopher Lee as Dracula in the Hammer Horror series of films
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  1. Freddy Krueger from 'Nightmare on Elm Street'

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1. Freddy Krueger from 'Nightmare on Elm Street'
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