With all the hoopla about the new Del Toro produced flick, here's my homage to the original 1973 version. I love the original creature character design, so un-obvious and weird., memorable. Deformed, oblong baby heads, hairy gorilla suit bodies. They were sad... tortured, in addition to being murderous little fellas. Their voices were super creepy too.
"The idea of the creatures coming out of an ash clean-out pit came from the Spanish house that writer Nigel McKeand was living in at the time; it had an old fireplace at the rear with a deep clean-out pit, bolted at the rear. It was so deep, creepy and dark nobody ever wanted the job of cleaning it out. Nigel McKeand stated that the creatures seen are more 'lumbering' than he intended in the script; his version of the creatures were quick, thin, and more demonic."
Perhaps these decisions a product of a low budget, and no CGI but maybe better than the new spastic monkey demons. Haven't seen the new flick though, cant wait. Hope it's dope.
LONG LIVE THE TOOGIES!
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