The past couple of years, we had a great time with our arbitrary Tournaments-of-Death here in the blog. (See: Movie Madness and TV Madness.) Let’s keep that going! Seeing that October is upon us and people are already getting ready for Halloween, we thought that a tournament of movie monsters would be pretty darn awesome.
When we did the TV tournament, we asked for suggestions about which characters should be included. I’d like to ask for more suggestions this time around, but first I want to outline a few rules and guidelines that I’ve mulled over in my head.
The Monster Madness tournament will be divided up into weight classes. The heavyweights will include monsters like Godzilla and King Kong, who can crush cities and stomp humans without a second thought. Obviously, these guys have quite an advantage simply due to their outrageous size and destructive powers. An entire half of the tournament will be dedicated to these types of monsters.
The second group, the middleweights, will be humanoid monsters such the Brundlefly, and so forth. With this group, we need to set a few rules. While characters like Mike Meyers and Norman Bates are indeed scary, they don’t really count as monsters in the literal sense. Freddy Kruger, however, is a supernatural monster. At least, that’s how I view it.
The third group of participants will be the featherweights. These include, but are not limited to, insane leprechauns, blood-thirsty gremlins and death-dealing dolls. In order to keep things fair, everything will be separated by weight class until we can determine the winners of each respective category. After that’s finished, we’ll have an ultimate showdown where the winners of the weight classes go head to head to claim victory as the ultimate movie monster.
Now that we’ve got the logistics out of the way, I ask you for your suggestions on who… errr… what should be included in this tournament. Please let us know in the Comments section below which movie monsters you’d like to see when the tournament begins.