Friday, March 23, 2012

Time Bandits vs Monsters

I friggin' love the monsters in Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits.

Okay, this is obviously some dude in a cheesy barbarian get-up and a paper mache mask, but this minotaur totally works for me.  Maybe it's those hollow eyes, like a minotaur is a man with the head of a dead, decaying bull.

Best ogre this side of the Revenge of the Nerds franchise.

More bovine monsters.  These minions of Evil really creeped me out as a kid.  Lanky, skeletal things with horns and scythe like single boneclaws where their hands should be, making horrible inhuman noises as they chase Kevin and his larcenous friends about the place.  I know the billowy black robes are meant to conceal the poor stiltwalkers underneath, but they also serve to make the creatures look vaguely insubstantial as well. Do these things have a name?