Category Archives: Atomic Horror Characters

ICHF: The Rhedosaurus

While it doesn’t get much recognition these days, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms is an incredibly influential movie. With a script based on a short story by the incomparable Ray Bradbury and special effects by stop motion wizard Ray Harryhausen, … Continue reading

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ICHF: King Kong

The 1933 film King Kong is a classic example of an Imperial Gothic Horror story, albeit with a more modern twist than the Imperial Gothic tales of the Victorian era. Powerful, rich white men from a country that has become … Continue reading

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ICHF: The Gill Man

Today’s entry is one of the great iconic Universal Studios Monsters – or the “classic monsters” for those horror fans who want to acknowledge that most of the Universal Studios Monsters are public domain characters from 1800’s horror novels that, … Continue reading

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ICHF: Godzilla (Part 1)

Note: This ICHF was originally published on my tumblr a few years ago.  It has since been substantially revised.  The original version of this ICHF is still on my tumblr for those who prefer it for whatever reason. The 1954 … Continue reading

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ICHF: Gorgo

I’m sort of shocked it’s taken me this long to get to Gorgo in this series. I guess I felt a little guilty about having nine of the first 25 ICHFs be about kaiju (five from the Godzilla series alone!), … Continue reading

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ICHF: Daleks

Television series can sometimes present a bit of a challenge when it comes to classifying their genre, as their episodic nature, pool of different writers, and need to keep their stories “fresh” can result in them blurring the lines between … Continue reading

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ICHF: Invader Zim

This one is near and dear to my heart, so we might be in for one of my sentimental essays. Premiering when I was in that oh-so-important developmental stage between child and teenager, Invader Zim was a show that had … Continue reading

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