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Create your own fully-rendered CGI fantasy monsters with Google AI

The Google AI team just launched a new project called Chimera Painter, which uses a model trained on machine learning to transform basic digital Paintings of fantasy creatures into fully rendered CGI monsters. Or well, kind of. Here's how Google describes the project: Chimera Painter is a demo that lets you run wild by drawing out creature shapes that become fully fleshed out by our CreatureGAN machine learning model, which was trained on hundreds of thousands of 2D renders of 3D creatu...
Tags: Google, Post, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Rpgs, Monsters, D&d, Dungeons And Dragons, Role-playing Games, Gans, The Algorithm Is A Monster, Strange Creatures, Bestiaries, Bestiar

Channing Tatum Is Set to Star in a Monster Movie From 21 Jump Street Directors, Lord and Miller

Cue “The Boys are Back in Town.” Channing Tatum is reuniting with his very funny former directors on 21 Jump Street, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, for another film. A monster movie. Read more...
Tags: Science, Channing Tatum, Universal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Monsters, Miller, Dark Universe, Universalmonsters

Channing Tatum Is Set to Star in a Monster Movie Produced by His Former 21 Jump Street Directors, Lord and Miller

Cue “The Boys are Back in Town.” Channing Tatum is reuniting with his very funny former directors on 21 Jump Street, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, for another film. A monster movie. Read more...
Tags: Science, Channing Tatum, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Monsters, Universal Pictures, Miller, Dark Universe, Universalmonsters

Wolfman's Got Nards Explores How The Monster Squad Finally Became a Hit

In 1987, Hollywood released the Avengers of Universal Monsters. A film about a group of normal kids who had to fight Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, Mummy, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Almost no one saw it.Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Interview, Documentary, Ryan Gosling, Monsters, Avengers, Nostalgia, Fred Dekker, Shane Black, The Monster Squad, André Gower, Wolfmans Got Nards, Universalmonsters, Henry Mccomas

Star Wars' Universal Monsters

No one can escape spooky season, not even Star Wars. While there are plenty of frightful things in the galaxy far, far away—the Dark Side and the Sith, the Empire and the First Order, when you watch your idealized Jedi savior just casually swig milk straight from an alien teat—Star Wars has a legacy of turning to …Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Monsters, Spooky, Universal Monsters

Amazing photo of a "sea monster" taken from a plane

On October 1, 1936, civil engineer Laurent Pelletier was on a small plane flying from Jask, Iran to France when he spotted the island of Hormuz out of his window. He grabbed his camera to snap a photo when he something very strange came into view. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, France, Weird, Monsters, Cryptozoology, Sea Monsters, Laurent Pelletier, Jask Iran

Monster Hunter's First Trailer Brings the Big Monsters (and Big Swords)

Although, Milla Jovovich herself could stand to have some bigger swords. Having two swords doesn’t make up for it!Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Ti, Sony Pictures, Monsters, Tony Jaa, Capcom, Milla Jovovich, Meagan Good, Monster Hunter, Diego Boneta, Ron Perlman, Paul WS Anderson

"I ask you to blame the Russian Federation for my death."

Wrote Irina Slavina on Facebook, quoted in "Russian editor dies after setting herself on fire" (BBC).Irina Slavina was editor-in-chief of the small Koza Press news website. Its motto is "news and analytics" and "no censorship". Its website went down on Friday, as news of her death was confirmed. She was one of seven people in Nizhny Novgorod whose homes were searched on Thursday, apparently as part of an inquiry into [the pro-democracy group] Open Russia. Last year, she was fined for "disrespect...
Tags: Facebook, Protest, Law, Suicide, Wikipedia, Russia, Fire, Journalism, Bbc, Monsters, Joseph Stalin, Russian Federation, Stalin, Nizhny Novgorod, RIA Novosti, Ministry of Internal Affairs

Hulu's Monsterland Serves Up Bleak Fairy Tales for Our Dystopian Reality

As advertised, each episode in Hulu’s new horror anthology Monsterland contains a supernatural creature. But Monsterland’s real interest lies with its human characters: lonely, desperate, anguished people who perceive the monster they encounter as yet another spot of trouble in their unhappy lives.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Streaming, Hulu, Monsters, Taylor Schilling, Mike Colter, Kelly Marie Tran, Nicole Beharie, Adepero Oduye, Kaitlyn Dever, Mary Laws, Nathan Ballingrud, Monsterland, Anthony Harvey, Charlie Tahan

"I know a predator when I see one," said Kamala Harris.

At the Democratic Party convention last night. Transcript. I found a clip of it:And YouTube thought I'd like to see this next: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Youtube, Monsters, Kamala Harris, Democratic Party, Schwarzenegger, Ann Althouse

Lovecraft Country Blends Pulpy Horror and Family Drama Into a Story About America's Demons

HBO’s Lovecraft Country is a story about its heroes fighting for their lives as they make their way across 1950s America. It’s also a multifaceted family drama that embraces the idea that the people you share blood with are often the same people who hurt you the most. And yes, monsters. Of all sorts.Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Horror, America, Cthulhu, Monsters, Jordan Peele, Courtney B Vance, Matt Ruff, Jurnee Smollett Bell, Lovecraft Country, Michael Kenneth Williams, HP Lovecraft, Misha Green, Jonathan Majors

Monsters Under the Bed Do Exist and Ryan Reynolds Will Help Stop Them

Ryan Reynolds is everywhere these days and that’s not slowing down anytime soon. The actor has just signed on to star in a family monster movie produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller and directed by Paul King.Read more...
Tags: Science, Universal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Ryan Reynolds, Monsters, Simon Rich, Paul King, Everyday Parenting Tips, Paul King Read

"She was wearing a head piece made of Vantablack, the blackest black that anything could be."

"There was only one person who noticed and that was Stephen Colbert. On the back of my tuxedo jacket — which was sort of like an inverted priest jacket with the jacket being white and the collar being black — I had in big, black, gothic script, 'Novus ordo seclorum.'"Said Elon Musk, describing how he met Grimes, the mother of his newest baby. He's quoted in "Elon Musk, Blasting Off in Domestic Bliss/The billionaire space oddity on life with Grimes and Baby X, Trump, Tesla, tunnels, short shorts,...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Fashion, Elon Musk, Law, Stephen Colbert, Larry Page, Conversation, Silicon Valley, Grimes, Monsters, Musk, Blackness, Marie Antoinette, Maureen Dowd, Roko

A New Lovecraft Country Trailer Reveals Monsters, Magic, and Mayhem

We’ve gotten a couple of glimpses at Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams, and Misha Green’s upcoming HBO adaptation of Matt Ruff’s Lovecraft Country. But today, ahead of tomorrow’s virtual San Diego Comic-Con panel: a full, and fully eerie, trailer for the much-anticipated series.Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, San Diego, Jordan, Monsters, Jordan Peele, Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country, Misha Green, Peele J J Abrams

Check Out This Cool New Artwork For Godzilla vs. Kong

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Check Out This Cool New Artwork For Godzilla vs. Kong We have to wait until May 21, 2021 to see the title duo go at it in Adam Wingard’s Godzilla vs. Kong, but that hasn’t stopped the monster sequel from unveiling a few teases for fans to salivate over. Case in point, this new promotional image featuring the legendary monsters clashing aboard an aircraft carrier, released (via as part of an upcoming Playmates Toys figure.  You can check out the full im...
Tags: Movies, Oscar, Monsters, Godzilla, Thomas Tull, Kong, Sequel, Demián Bichir, Cinemark, Brian Rogers, Terry Rossio, ComingSoon, Movie News, Adam Wingard, Millie Bobby Brown, Godzilla vs. Kong

Depixelizing Video Game Characters Creates Monsters

A new digital tool built to depixelize photos sounds scary and bad. Another way to remove privacy from the world. But this tool is also being used for a sillier and not terrible purpose: Depixelizng old game characters. The results are...nevermind, this is also a terrible use of this tool.Read more...
Tags: Tech, Kotakucore, Lifehacks, Monsters, Face App, Old Games, Depixelization, Depixelizng

Max Brooks' Bigfoot Tale Devolution Is Headed for the Big Screen

Author Max Brooks has a new book out called Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre, and it arrives with some exciting news: much like Brooks’ previous best-seller, zombie-apocalypse story World War Z, Devolution will be getting the feature-film treatment.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Bigfoot, Monsters, Legendary, World War Z, Brooks, Max Brooks, Rainier Sasquatch Massacre

"The boogeyman plunging him and the family of his late wife into the very worst of memory holes is a conspiracy-theory-loving, twitchy-fingered and often shameless tweeter who also happens to be the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump."

Writes Kara Swisher in "Twitter Must Cleanse the Trump Stain/The president is spreading a vile conspiracy theory on the platform. Maybe Twitter should finally hold him to its rules" (NYT). The "conspiracy theory" in question is that Joe Scarborough had something to do with the death of a woman long ago. The woman's husband wants some Trump tweets deleted. There's also the idea — pushed by Mika Brzezinski (Scarborough's wife) — that Twitter should throw Trump off the site entirely.But what exactl...
Tags: Twitter, Florida, Murder, Law, Congress, Washington, Punctuation, Empathy, United States, Language, Jeb Bush, Scarborough, Woody Allen, Msnbc, Monsters, Vanity Fair

The Creature from the Sandpits, a teenage prank that's endured for 60 years

In the 1960s in a small Southern town, high school student Clay Jennings Desmond and his friend were "out frogging at the sandpits" when Clay decided to scare his pal. The Creature from the Sandpits was born, its reputation spread across the land. Sixty years later, the monster still lives in the heart, minds, and nightmares of the locals. From Narratively: As a small group gathered around my car, I said in a loud, quavering voice, “We were out frogging at the sandpits and we kept heari...
Tags: Post, News, Myths, Monsters, Clay, Scottie, Legends, Creepy Interesting and Real, Clay Jennings Desmond

Monster Squad's Star Remembers Feeding the Mummy and Other Tales From Making the Cult Classic

A group of friends teams up to defeat the greatest collection of villains ever assembled. No, it’s not a comic book movie, it’s The Monster Squad, Fred Dekker and Shane Black’s 1987 cult film starring Dracula, Wolfman, the Mummy, and Frankenstein’s monster.
Tags: Science, Interview, Monsters, Nostalgia, Fred Dekker, Frankenstein, Shane Black, Universal Monsters, The Monster Squad, André Gower, Wolfmans Got Nards, Dracula Wolfman the Mummy

Michael Doughtery Wants to Make a Godzilla B.C. Movie

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Michael Doughtery Wants to Make a Godzilla B.C. Movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters wasn’t the gargantuan hit Warner Bros. and Legendary were expecting, which forced the studio to rethink their “Monster-verse” and notably delay Godzilla Vs. Kong. Yet, the mediocre box office haul and disappointing reaction from critics hasn’t stopped director Michael Dougherty from pushing for additional Godzilla films. RELATED: Godzilla vs. Kong Pushed Back to November 2020 During a re...
Tags: Movies, Warner Bros, Monsters, Godzilla, Rebecca Hall, Gareth Edwards, Brody, Dougherty, Ray Harryhausen, Movie News, Michael Dougherty, Ghidorah, Mike Dougherty, Godzilla vs. Kong, Ziyi Zhang, Michael Doughtery

How to Make the Other Universal Monsters Scary Again

Dracula. The Wolf Man. The Mummy. The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Frankenstein(’s monster) and the Bride of Frankenstein(’s Monster). They’re all icons of cinematic horror, many for nearly a century—and that’s the problem.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Universal, Monsters, Nostalgia, Frankenstein, Dracula, bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Mummy, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Creature From The Black Lagoon, The Wolfman, Universalmonsters, Black Lagoon Frankenstein

Universal Wants to do the Monster Mash with Matt Stawski

Universal wants to do the Monster Mash with Matt Stawski According to Deadline, Universal Pictures has given the thumbs up to Monster Mash, an original musical film being set up for Matt Stawski to direct from a screenplay by Will Widger. “Monster Mash” was a novelty song by Bobby “Boris” Pickett first released in 1962 when it shot to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart just before Halloween, becoming a perennial holiday favorite ever since. It has been covered numerous times, including by Hor...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, News, Drama, Horror, Paul Feig, Musical, Monsters, Director, Temple Hill, Movie News, Deadline Universal Pictures, Bobby Boris Pickett, Monster Mash, Widger, Matt Stawski

"Also, the author of 'Dracula' was incorrect. He is Bram Stoker, not Jane Austen. "

From a correction appended to "No Lack of Chemistry, Onstage or Off/When Kate Hamill first met Jason O’Connell there was an immediate spark that neither could act on. He later went from being her leading man to her real-life beau" in The New York Times.How do you do something that wrong? It's one thing to think "Dracula" was written by Mary Shelley. But how do you get all the way to Jane Austen?Now, it's a wedding story. Maybe it's a sneaky way to get clicks, because I wouldn't have clicked on t...
Tags: Law, Drugs, Feminism, New York Times, Weddings, Jane Austen, Nyt, Theater, Monsters, Bram Stoker, Hamill, Dracula, O'Connell, Jason O'Connell, Ann Althouse, Kate Hamill

Artist Illustrates Monsters Coming Out Of People’s Phones Because We Stare At Them Too Much

Aaaaagh! Monsters! They’re in our phones! And they’re trying to get out! Aaaaagh! But don’t panic just yet because they’re not real monsters—they’re ‘Phone Buddies!’ Incredibly colorful and imaginative illustrations of fantastical beings by artist Andrew Rae who drew them on photographs taken by his friend. More: Andrew Rae, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter h/t: boredpanda View this post on... Source
Tags: Mobile, Design, Technology, Society, Phones, Monsters, Inspirations, Andrew Rae, Instagram Facebook Tumblr Twitter

How to Help Kids Get Over a Scary Movie

Despite our best efforts to not scare the crap out of our kids at an early age, our kids have friends. And those friends have older siblings or YouTube and are often all-too-happy to introduce them to the horror villains of our childhood—Freddy Kruger, Pennywise, Michael Meyers, Jason Voorhees. Remember how creepy…Read more...
Tags: Kids, Parenting, Fear, Lifehacks, Monsters, Scary Movies

Revealing the cover of "Poesy the Monster Slayer," my first-ever picture book!

Firstsecond (publishers of In Real Life, the bestselling middle-grades graphic novel Jen Wang and I made) have just revealed the cover for Poesy the Monster Slayer, my first-ever picture book, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller and scheduled for publication in July 2020. Poesy is a book about a little girl who is obsessed with monsters, who uses her deep knowledge of monsters' weaknesses to repurpose her toys -- a princess tiara, bubblegum-scented perfume, a doll-house's roof, and more -- as f...
Tags: Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Gift Guide, Kids, News, Parenting, Illustration, Monsters, Matt, Poesy, Marc Davis, Jen Wang, Matt Rockefeller, Revenge Of Princess Frillypants

Artist Imagines Spilled Coffee As Monsters

Stefan Kuhnigk is a German illustrator and copywriter who works at an ad agency by day and turns coffee stains into monsters by night. Prompted by his love for coffee (and can we blame him?) and clumsiness, he created his first character during a boring meeting when he accidentally spilled a cup of coffee. Thus, an unusual pastime activity was born – to pour a few drops of coffee on paper... Source
Tags: Coffee, Design, Funny, Monsters, Inspirations, Creatures, Stefan Kuhnigk

Artist Drew 50 Monsters Over The Last 2 Years Based On Kid Drawings, And Here’re The Results

According to Aaron Zenz: “For the past two years, I have been inviting kids all around the state of Michigan to send me monster designs. I provided four simple shape prompts for them to build their monsters off of. To date, over 17,000 drawings have been submitted. For my process, I look through all the entries and pick out designs that inspire me. I then work up fully rendered pieces of &# Source
Tags: Design, Kids, Michigan, Monsters, Drawings, Inspirations, Aaron Zenz

Godzilla And Fellow Kaiju Monsters Apologise At Japanese Press Conference For Acts Of Destruction

The world of gachapon vending machine capsule toys just got even weirder with a new lineup of figurines from top Japanese toy producer Bandai. Called the “Godzilla Toho Monsters Press Conference”, the series depicts Godzilla, along with three other kaiju monsters from the acclaimed movie production and distribution company Toho, all appearing at fictional press conferences... Source
Tags: Toys, Japan, Design, Toho, Press, Monsters, Godzilla, Bandai, Kaiju