Category Archives: Atomic Horror Characters

ICHF: The Alien

Yes, that’s The Alien with a capital A and a capital T to the “the,” because make no mistake: no one would ever confuse any other monster with that title.  Aliens – that is, monsters from outer space – are … Continue reading

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ICHF: The Martians of H.G. Wells

The War of the Worlds is technically an Imperial Gothic Horror story. The Imperial Gothic, for those of you who aren’t horror lit nerds, is a subgenre of Gothic Horror that combines the normal themes of evil coming from the … Continue reading

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ICHF: The Thing

  Say hello to the Thing, sometimes called the Thing from Another World.  I’m generally against giving monsters vague pronouns instead of actual names, but man, the Thing makes it work.  For those who have not seen the 1980 classic … Continue reading

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ICHF: Audrey II

Audrey II is the monstrous star of Little Shop of Horrors, one of the few horror musicals in existence.  If you haven’t seen her (him?  Audrey II is given its name by a human before it develops the capacity for … Continue reading

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ICHF: La Carcagne, the Giant Claw

The Giant Claw has become infamous for its numerous humor elements, both intentional – like the frequent joking comparisons to the bird and a battleship – and unintentional, i.e. the titular monster’s design.  The thing about The Giant Claw – … Continue reading

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ICHF: Rexie, the Queen of Jurassic Park

Dinosaurs have been a part of the horror genre since AT LEAST 1899, when Joseph Conrad used one for an analogy in the gothic horror novel Heart of Darkness (well ok technically it was an ichthyosaur but hush).  When they … Continue reading

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ICHF: Gyaos

In the Showa Gamera movies (i.e. the ones from the 60′s and 70′s), Gyaos was essentially what you’d get if Dracula was a kaiju. A nocturnal monster, Gyaos lived in a massive cave, preyed directly upon humans, could heal from … Continue reading

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