As you know, me and my dear friend
(Hawanja) on the verge of starting our own independent giant monster movie entitled "Night of the Giant Monsters"
. Which we hope to fully complete sometime in 2014, to correspond with the hype for Legendary Pictures' "Godzilla" reboot
. And of course, to also ride on the plausible wave of success, from the upcoming film "Pacific Rim"
Unless the common movie-going public's complaints of 'it looks like a "Transformers"
rip-off' is universal, and "Pacific Rim"
crashes and burns because of which...Okay, that might be my natural cynicism speaking here, but let's face facts, and admit that a lot of people aren't recognizing the Kaiju Eiga influences of "Pacific Rim"
. And it is a real factor, that could hamper the film's box office performance...All of Enshohma's DeviantART watchers in unison:
'Stop being a Debbie-Downer and GET ON WITH IT!'Enshohma to his watchers:
'Fine! I will! You optimistic meanies!'
I've already shared the planned film's lead alien rivals - ex-con parrot girl Para Paltu
, and the mad calcium-based scientist The Terrible Tooth
in the portraits featured below:
So now it is time to start talking about the film's Kaiju (giant monster) cast of characters, starting with one of its two gargantuan villains.
is a prehistoric demon made of dead bone and black tar, who lived around the more volcanically active regions of Late Cretaceous era America. Literally a mobile tar-pit, Qurodorah subsisted on various animal victims less out of survivor, and more for cruel amusement. Although Qurodorah did feed off the psychic misery and distress given off from his numerous tortures and kills.
However, the demon didn't reach truly gigantic proportions until the asteroid that triggered The Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction Event
impacted the then ancient Earth. In the proceeding nuclear winter, the collective psychic misery of all of Earth's struggling creatures empowered the lone freak Qurodorah's growth, who soon after had a villainous holiday, by tracking down, torturing, and ultimately absorbing any of the unlucky survivors it came upon.
But like all the fleeting predators of this dark time, the prey started to lessen, Qurodorah started to weaken and ultimately die himself from lack of psychic livestock. And this fate was no doubt (if not ironically) escalated by Qurodorah's own simple-minded lack of hindsight...Though that idiotic behavior is to be expected with practically all villains in post-apocalyptic situations.
And that would have been the end of the horrible skull-faced Qurodorah, had the remains of the prehistoric demon not found their way into The Summoning Book of Vulthoom
; a magical tome which houses hundreds of Kaiju from across forgotten history...and all ready to be released forth in our own modern times!
, which is a play on the Japanese word for the color black, will be played by yours truly, and happily so. And will be accomplished as a combination of full-body creature suit and puppetry, as I'll be holding my arms and hands outward, to operate the oily neck and skull.
The blob-ish body itself will be created through a mix of cloth sheets, shreds of black tarp plastic, and latex for the additional skin texture. While the skull puppet will be sculpted from thick Styrofoam, and than given a coat of Acrylic Gesso (or Spackle) for improved strength and painting surface.
Small, yet bright LDC lights will be placed within the semi-transparent prop eyes, though this last idea might be abandon, if it proves too difficult to execute.
The tentacle arms will be made with simple garbage bags wrapped into whip-like shapes, and then held together by glue and maybe even duct tape. And will be operated by outside strings, as well as simple reverse editing / camera effects, and related fight choreography.
And as you can tell, we really have Qurodorah's construction fully planned out, and as such, it will be the first true prop / creature costume you'll be seeing from us in the VERY
near future...Possibly even for a certain Japanese animation expo, that happens once a year in Los Angeles, perhaps?