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Vintage Photos of Scary Monsters from Classic Movies with Classic Actresses

Undoubtedly classic monster movies weren’t as violent or powerful as modern ones, but they entertained and terrified audiences in the past. Furthermore, all the horror movies people love today wouldn’t exist if these movies hadn’t laid all the groundwork. Usually, based on folklore or science fiction, monster movies are films about unnatural creatures that threaten us with physical or psychological violence. They represent the enemy within, but they are also the enemy without. Their actions are sometimes inexplicable, but they are often sympathetic.

In addition to being a villain, a monster can represent humanity’s continuous devastation; giant monsters, such as the Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, have for a time been considered a symbol of atomic warfare. Despite this, Godzilla’s reputation quickly grew into a cultural icon in Japan, just as Superman has become for Americans. Several films present the monster as a hero who protects humans from other, more dangerous monsters. To bring down the monster, humans must first use an opposing military force. This attempt will further antagonize the monster and prove futile (a cliché associated with the genre). The Godzilla series utilized the idea of a superweapon created by Japanese scientists to suppress him or any monster he fights.

Below are some stunning historical photos of classic monsters with classic beauties from classic horror movies.

Written by Alicia Linn

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