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)
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
Most of us don’t remember the sea beast from the 1989 flop, Deep Star Six. Sure, it could be that the movie is the worst of many sea-themed movies to come out in that year. The pace of the film is slower than a PBS period drama, which doesn’t work when you’re trying to make … Continue reading Water Monsters You’ve Never Heard of: the Monster from DEEP STAR SIX
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