If Aliens and Deep Star Six had a stylish baby, it would be this movie. So here’s the story line: Mechanical engineer Norah Price (played by Kristin Stewart, looking quite lovely in her buzz cut) has to escape a slowly disintegrating deep sea drilling station, which is a hard enough task, but to … Continue reading The Ocean’s New Big Bad: UNDERWATER’s Creeptastic Water Monster
Now that we’re knee deep in the Christmas season, I think again about my favorite holiday movie of all time. That’s right. Die Hard. But even though I watch it every year, I feel an emptiness when I turn off the T.V. There’s just something missing from the Christmas season. Sea monsters. We have lots … Continue reading A Holiday Interview with the Kraken
Leslie Lutz, author of FRACTURED TIDE, interviews Russell C. Connor about those terrifying water monsters that lurk beneath...
Back in college, I spent a summer on an archaeological excavation on a remote part of the Savannah River. One day our boat’s engine died just downstream from a nature preserve, which meant gators were EVERYWHERE. And they were absolutely enormous. We had to leave the boat behind and wade in waist deep water for … Continue reading The Real Water Monster in CRAWL (Hint, it’s not the alligator)
When I picked up my seven-year-old from her summer camp last week, she hung onto me like she hadn’t seen me in weeks. The campers had gone on a field trip to Lake Worth for a little hiking, and since my kid hearts nature like nobody’s business, I was surprised that she didn’t have a … Continue reading Water Monsters You’ve Never Heard of: The Lake Worth Monster
When I think about great sea monster books, JAWS tops my list. How could I forget that iconic cover, the tiny beautiful swimmer at the surface, and that enormous saw-toothed mouth coming up from the depths? The ultimate killer shark story might have become famous as a summer blockbuster, but it started as a dog-eared copy … Continue reading Book Monsters: Ryan Lockwood’s BELOW
My search for strange water beasts has taken an odd turn. I find myself searching through dozens of Netflix horror movies and asking myself weird questions: Is the monster eating that person’s head interesting enough to write about? Are suckers better than teeth? How might I describe that in a blog post? Would it be … Continue reading Water Monsters and Body Horror, or Why You Shouldn’t Eat Salad