Our last Monster Madness match-ups were veritable bloodbaths. Both the giant croc and the Ghoulies were dispatched easily by the Mist Walker and Hithcock’s killer birds. Today, we’ll find out if the Rhedosaurus can stand up to the badassness of the Balrog, and whether Frankenstein’s Monster can go toe-to-toe with Jeff Goldblum.
An ancient lizard of destruction goes up against an even more ancient fiery demon from the depths of hell (or whatever underworld exists in Middle Earth). This is a pretty interesting battle. Rhedosaurus may best the Balrog in size, but the Balrog is a giant winged demon who also happens to be on fire.
Rhedosaurus – Awoken from a nuclear blast in ‘The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms’, Rhedosaurus looks like a humongous, blood-thirsty iguana ready to wreak havoc on coastal cities. Created by the fabled Ray Harryhausen, Rhedosaurus still looks great for an old-school monster from 1953.
Strengths: Besides being a large and menacing lizard from the deep, Rhedosaurus (like Godzilla) is able to breathe nuclear-powered fire from his mouth, scorching anything he touches.
Weaknesses: Isotope missiles (according to trusty old Wikipedia).
Balrog – An ancient demonic creature from the bowels of Middle Earth, the Balrog is one of the coolest looking movie monsters out there. If you were a kid and tried to think up the scariest monster you could, chances are you’d think up a Balrog. A flaming demon of death with a whip. Scary!
Strengths: Besides being gigantic, I think Balrog’s biggest strength is that he’s rather dexterous and mobile. He can move his hulking frame with the agility of a human. The skill to work that whip is perfect evidence that the Balrog would most likely run circles around the lumbering Rhedosaurus.
Weaknesses: Magical bearded men.
Rhedosaurus vs. Balrog
- Balrog (86%, 66 Votes)
- Rhedosaurus (14%, 11 Votes)
Total Voters: 77
These two monsters would never be accepted by society. One was created by a madman, while the other was accidentally created by a man who subsequently went mad. Both of these monsters are classic in their own rights. I’m unsure who will come out on top.
Strengths: Size and strength are among this monster’s traits.
Weaknesses: He might be too much of a softy for the Brundlefly. Also, villagers with pitchforks and torches.
Brundlefly – Can’t a man create a teleporter without the adverse effects of turning into an angry human-sized insect? There he was, just minding his own business. At one point, Seth Brundle is putting the finishing touches on his teleporter which had just teleported a baboon successfully, and then he accidentally turns into a fly. Science!
Strengths: Once Brundle started changing into the fly man, he had increased strength, stamina and wall-clinging ability.
Weaknesses: Shotguns and crippling self-esteem issues.
Frankenstein vs. Brundlefly
- Brundlefly (59%, 42 Votes)
- Frankenstein (41%, 29 Votes)
Total Voters: 71