A Monster movie (creature feature or giant monster film) is a film which revolves around innocent civilians and emergency services struggling to stay alive in assaults against Giant Monsters. The film may also belong to the horror, fantasy or science fiction genre. In most cases it is applied to films that feature more oversized monsters. Monster movies originated with adaptations of horror folklore and literature. In Japanese cinema, such monsters are referred to as Kaiju. Typically, movie monsters differ from more traditional antagonists in that many exist due to circumstances beyond their control; their actions not entirely based on choice, potentially making them objects of empathy to film viewers.
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“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyd monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on. That cuckold lives in bliss
Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger;
But, O, what damned minutes tells he oer
Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves!”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“People sometimes say that the way things happen in the movies is unreal, but actually its the way things happen to you in life thats unreal. The movies make emotions look so strong and real, whereas when things really do happen to you, its like watching televisionyou dont feel anything.”
—Andy Warhol (19281987)