In the world of Harry Potter, beasts are to be protected, not feared. But this concern for monsters is hardly modern.
Collective environmental guilt could be leading to a rise in werewolf sightings in the English countryside.
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All the popular monsters you'll see out trick-or-treating, from Frankenstein to Dracula, were born out of fear and anxiety about change and technology.
A sonar image of the ‘Nessie’ found 180 metres deep in Loch Ness.
The hunt for 'Nessie' has been going on for decades but there's a good reason why nothing has been found.
In the post-9/11, post-Iraq television landscape we’re familiar with government and terrorist conspiracy shows. How will aliens hold up?
You might be forgiven for wondering if there’s any connection between ITV's Jekyll and Hyde and Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella other than the title.
James McEvoy playing with fire.
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Mary Shelley’s diaries reveal that in 1814 she attended a lecture that Andrew Crosse, “thunder and lightning man”, delivered in London.
Two new monster movies are to be released this week in the lead-up to Christmas, and each sports a very different kind of beast.
2015’s perfect monster.
Every generation creates a fictional enemy or monster that reflects the principal concern of the time – ours are zombies.
The sublime monster.
The world has plenty of monsters – more than enough, really. Several thousand years of art and literature and nightmares have provided us all the terrifying beings we could ever need. Maybe this is why…
Frankenstein’s monster meets his maker – again – in I, Frankenstein.
Just when you thought that pile of death-dealing demons heaped up in the bargain bin at your local Kmart couldn’t get any higher … 2014 is turning out to be yet another year of monsters at the movies…