I picking chica and tentacle werewolves
Original: It turns out that werewolves and vampires can look at an eldritch abomination without going insane, resulting in these two species becoming humanity's guardians against cosmic horrors.
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In the digital age, the lag-time between the initial appearance of an innovative and genuinely frightening cinematic moment and its inevitable end in yawn-inducing familiarity is extraordinarily brief. Of course, this is not surprising. A scare by its very nature needs to be unexpected.
Once we are able to see it coming, its potency is lost. But, like all good monsters, it dies at least twice, its double-death inhering in its especial vulnerability to parody.
[modern fantasy] vampires and werewolves and tentacles, oh my!
Thus, the truly disturbing creature created for the Alien films by H. Giger, a nightmarish meld of the mechanical, the bestial and perverse sexuality, before it descended into the unbelievable crassness of the Alien vs. Predator spinoff franchise twenty-five years and some half dozen films after its debut, had actually already reached its use-by-date as a scare tactic by the time of the first sequel.
In this way, Giger mirrored the earlier radical break that had given rise to the very kind of alien-octopus he sought to distance himself from, the kind of creature epitomised by those that appeared in the later tales of the American author H. Lovecraft Engraving of Captain Nemo viewing a giant squid from the Nautilus submarine, originally featured in the Hetzel edition of 20, Lieues Sous Les Mers. We may similarly speculate as to why the correlation between the alien and the octopus might have had stronger resonances within the nineteenth-century consciousness.
I would posit a connection between the tentacle — this flexible, elongated, and generally highly receptive organ — and the new pervasiveness of the nervous system in nineteenth-century constructions of modern life.
This is made quite clear by the frequent conflation of tentacles and nerves in the portrayal in the period of alien and monstrous races. This, then, might be the third death to which the genuine thrill is doomed. Since its efficacy depends upon its ability to tap into anxieties and preoccupations of its specific historical moment, once these conditions that supported it no longer exist, it is left to flounder as ungainly as a squid out of water. Tags technology nervous system.