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Why We Love Monsters: a Love-Fear Relationship

Why We Love Monsters: a Love-Fear Relationship

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Sci-fi culture doesn’t seem to change much over time. While other genres in video game or film try to impress audiences with originality, dystopian and intergalactic landscapes, steampunk characters and alien monstrosities are trademark ingredients for science fiction entertainment. Our excitement over Chad Stahelski's confirmation of a Matrix 4 being planned shows how happy we are to simply expand on the good old recipe. But one element really stands out as a favourite. Monsters. People can’t get enough of them. Whether it’s for their looks or the chase, looking at popular Sci-fi concepts does say a lot about what makes nonhuman creatures so fascinating.

Zombies

People’s dread of the dead rising from their graves existed long before the Night of the Living Dead (1968). It was an ingenious move on producers’ part to transfer this superstition to the big screen. With the added help of TV and video games, the trend has since become a phenomenon. Titles can even be found on the UK licensed casinos at JohnSlots. Zombie Hoard, a cuter spin to the zombie theme, is among the best-licensed sci-fi casino games that can only be found at JohnSlots. Mr.Play casino's Blood-Suckers II and Blood Queen are other good examples of how rotting flesh and hungry fangs are no longer feared, but loved. Is it because people think the undead can be tamed? Or because they defy the boundaries of reality, pushing minds beyond what's possible?

Aliens

Space is a scary place, especially considering what other species could be out there. Imaginations have run wild across film and game productions, from the Salarians of Mass Effect to the terrors of Alien. Similarly to the zombies theme, alien encounters have also proved popular in the casino gaming industry, with Netent's officially licensed Aliens slot game featuring many elements of the 1986 classic film. The Marvel universe will be continuing its own contributions with Venom 2 at a yet unconfirmed date, but with Tom Hardy resuming his role as the symbiote's somewhat reluctant host. Like zombies, aliens put humans on the run. They thrill with their brutality and uncanny abilities, no matter what heroes throw at them. Above all, aliens humble the human ego, once again, shocking people out of their safe bubbles of reality. Monsters, it seems, are loved for the disturbing effect they have on their audiences.

Giant Monsters

If elephants and whales make people feel small, imagine what emotions the creatures of Rampage (2018) and Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters (2019) bring up. Such characters are glorified, made to inspire as much awe as possible. Their success is easy to see in the discussions and artwork that follow. Mothra can be proud of the impressive early concept art emerging in its honour to join the galleries of King Kong, Jurassic Park and, of course, Godzilla. All these massive predators make audiences wonder what it would be like to stand at their feet. They’re the ultimate embodiment of what Science Fiction wants to achieve: reach beyond what is humanly known and present people with the most chilling or mind-bending possibilities. In addition to their cinematic origins, all have numerous spinoffs in various forms of popular culture; with thematic slot games available based on each franchise.

Monsters continue to crawl into fans’ hearts as producers refuse to give up breeding them. Awesome upcoming films on ScreenRant include Dune, Cloverfield 4 and Avatar 2-5, the last franchise expected to run well into 2025. Consider our jaws ready and raring to drop.

Written by ChrisPublished on 2019-07-22 07:21:05
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