Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Beast With a Million Eyes Animated Poster


The Beast With a Million Eyes is a movie from 1955 about an alien entity taking over the minds of earth creatures. Check out the movie clips below...



Supposedly, the alien was never going to be a shown on screen, but that changed after the movie was screened for exhibitors who demanded to see a monster. Heck, there's a monster on the movie's poster after all. So with very little money to work with the job went to the talented Paul Blaisdell. Blaisdell who designed an articulated puppet which looked nothing like the creature in the poster art.

The "Beast" from The Beast With a Million Eyes

Blaisdell went on to create some very iconic low-budget movie monsters like the She Creature and the Saucer Men. Anyways, people who went to see The Beast With a Million Eyes never saw the monster on the poster in action until now...



I took some shorts cuts with this animation. For example I don't have the time to animate each tentacle on the creature's face. Since the woman was wearing sexy lingerie suitable for the bedroom, I thought I'd start her off sleeping. She and the monster are in some sort of vague abstract environment (is that fog, sand or snow at the bottom?) so maybe she's still dreaming.

4 comments:

Todd Franklin said...

Wow! I think I could watch that 100 times and still say wow! Great work!

Vlad said...

FANGTASTIC!!!

dan said...

Brilliant!

Jeremy said...

The fog and snow effects you created are great. My interpretation to the original artwork is that they seem to be in outer space, and the abstract environment below is the earth's atmosphere. The dreaming concept is fun.

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