The Real Water Monster in CRAWL (Hint, it’s not the alligator)

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)

Water Monsters You’ve Never Heard of: The Lake Worth Monster

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

Water Monsters and Body Horror, or Why You Shouldn’t Eat Salad

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

Water Monsters You’ve Never Heard of: the Monster from THE HOST

Let me make it clear that this freakish people eater isn’t underrated everywhere. In fact, when The Host came out in 2006, it became the highest grossing South Korean film ever.  But when I mention the movie in the west, most people give me a blank look.  And that’s a shame, because this beast is freakin’ awesome. We all … Continue reading Water Monsters You’ve Never Heard of: the Monster from THE HOST

Water Monsters You’ve Never Heard of: Ghost Shark

When people think of water monsters, they go for the obvious. The Kraken. Jaws. Godzilla.  But while the A-listers are enjoying the paparazzi and the flash of cameras, the real workhorses of horror are ignored.  These sad sacks schlump around their reefs and lakes, bemoaning their obscurity. “Why does no one notice me? Don’t I kill people … Continue reading Water Monsters You’ve Never Heard of: Ghost Shark