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creature feature

A horror film in which the central focus is on one or more monsters. I miss the creature features of the '50s and '60s—they were so campy and fun, unlike the dull CGI films of today.
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Chapters include themes that illustrate the variations within desert terror, including horror westerns, 1950s sci-fi, film noir, stranded scenarios, road thrillers, Western and Native American-themed horror films, creature features, and desert-set vampire films, and detail how the genre has evolved due to social, economic, and political changes, as well as stylistic and technical transitions within the film industry.
The old Universal creature features, modern Japanese ghost stories and innumerable gorefests involving the undead in various states of decay might trouble even the sturdiest constitution.
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Attractions at the event included the Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, who demonstrated their skill with the spinning wheels, Wild Creature Features, who brought along some of their creatures, and also Iris May Falcons who displayed their birds of prey.
When asked about the storyline of the film, the actress said, "Creature features have a basic plot: run, save yourself, try to kill the beast!
When he showed enough spirit to branch off on his own, he adopted the human way of life by watching cartoons and creature features. He studied the ways of Godzilla, Thundarr the Barbarian, and Skeleton He mimicked them, only to find that the humans would shun him for displaying such attributes of power.
Street theatre performers Creature Features will be putting on a comedy animal show, comprising a family of four realistic mountain gorillas accompanied by their explorer friend.
This indicates that residents have higher expectations for more and better 'creature features.' Also, styling and aesthetics are of greater importance than in the past.
Taste of Creature Features includes mini-versions of the full workshops to come later.
Among the celebrations will be the opening of a new animal attraction called Creature Features, starring wallabies, rheas, porcupines, smelly skunks and meerkats in specially-designed enclosures.
He went on to direct movies including "I Was a Teenage Frankenstein," "How to Make a Monster" and "The Crawling Hand." His creature features included "Blood of Dracula" and "Gog," shot in 3-D.
"While blaxploitation pictures ruled the urban grindhouses, providing heroes and myths for those trapped in the inner cities," he writes, "hick flicks dominated the drive-in circuit, bringing their own set of archetypal figures to flyover country." Von Doviak, who covers film for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, has cast a wide net; he ends up discussing everything from early B movies to 21st-century fare, from backwoods creature features to art-house documentaries.
Much of the initial appeal of monster stories comes from the fact that they, like their twisted siblings, "creature features" and "slashers," both terrify and fascinate us with their ghoulish brand of horror.