One needs no greater proof of the public’s attraction to the monstrous or the bizarre than the success of “monster movies.” More than 40 years after King Kong was made, people were still watching the giant ape climb the Empire State Building on the late movie. Dracula and Frankenstein, initially portrayed by Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff during the 1930s, continue to stalk their victims in numerous remakes and variations on the original theme. More recently, dinosaur-age creatures such as Godzilla appear and destroy entire cities. Other sinister threats come from giant ants, spiders, scorpions, and strange beings from outer space. The reader will likely be familiar also with certain sea monsters, such as the great white shark of Jaws. The list of monsters is a long one.
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