We had some really close match-ups over the weekend. Both went down to the wire. As of now, it looks like razor-thin victories will go to the Mummy and Cloverfield. In today’s Monster Madness, we’ll find out if trolls like marshmallows and what happens when a killer doll meets a killer leprechaun.
Part of the reason I liked the movie ‘Troll Hunter‘ so much was the imagination that went into creating the varied trolls in the movie. None, however, were as preeminently badass as the Mountain King Troll seen at the end of the movie. Now the question is, does this giant troll stand a chance against an enormous smiling marshmallow?
Strengths: Like many of the monsters in this tournament, he’s big and strong. He could squash just about anything just by stepping on it. Also, his anger is one of the driving forces behind his destructive nature. If you make him mad, watch out.
Weaknesses: Ultraviolet light. However, with a troll this size, it would take a lot of UV rays to turn him to stone. One wonders if Stay Puft could get hold of any concentrated UV anyway.
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man – Imagine being thrust into existence simply because someone thought of you during a battle with a demonic force that was going to use his next thought as a weapon against him. Considering his very short lifespan, Stay Puft was able to wreak some havoc as a giant sugar-infused monster.
Strengths: I’m not really sure that he has any other strengths other than being really, really big.
Weaknesses: Obviously, he’s quite adverse to Proton Packs. Also, I’d think that a horde of boy scouts jonesing for s’mores could take him down relatively easily. He just looks so tasty.
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man vs. Mountain King Troll
- Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (61%, 36 Votes)
- Mountain King Troll (39%, 23 Votes)
Total Voters: 59
Two pint-sized horrors go up against one another in this match-up. This is one of my favorite head-to-heads in the entire tournament. Couldn’t you just picture these two awkwardly stabbing at each other as they each try to pull the scariest “I’m gonna get you” face that they can muster? This is a really hard battle for me to pick a winner.
Chucky – Who knew that a demonic talking doll would go on to make sequel after sequel? When I was younger, just seeing a cover for a ‘Child’s Play‘ movie at the local Blockbuster would give me the willies. I never looked at dolls the same way again after that.
Strengths: Chucky seems to be invincible in some way. Sure, he’s died plenty of times at the end of each movie, yet there’s always a way to bring him back. It’s hard to kill demonic possession.
Weaknesses: Chucky has been melted, sliced up and shot. However, each time he dies, he just comes back to life in another sequel.
Leprechaun – Here’s another bloodthirsty ankle biter who can seemingly kill grown people with ease. This horror movie always made me laugh, mostly because it starred Jennifer Aniston running away from a tiny Irish death.
Strengths: It always amazed me how Leprechaun and Chucky could take down full-grown victims. This seems like a pretty big strength.
Weaknesses: Four-leaf clovers and giant explosions.
Chucky vs. Leprechaun
- Chucky (76%, 41 Votes)
- Leprechaun (24%, 13 Votes)
Total Voters: 54