As we all know, Whales are a fiercely beautiful, highly intelligent bunch of peaceful aquatic creatures, who humanity has quite unreasonably hunted to bloody near extinction in the name of putting whale oil in absolutely everything, and occasionally making a decent corset. By all accounts, whales funded the rise of the industrial revolution. Which ended in iPads and asthma for everyone. Hooray!
Scarier than Moby Dick, Monstro rates high on the ‘nightmare fuel’ scale in a film that’s ALREADY chock-full of the stuff. But for this Eyeballer, Monstro beats out Pinocchio’s
Donkey Boys, simply because:
Disney created the most effed-up Sperm Whale ever. Either they drew this guy before decent reference footage, or they just said ‘fuck it, make it terrifying instead’. Because Monstro is ugly, lumpy, but terrifically agile, very fast, and mostly made of teeth and stomach, urggh.
That introduction (see below), and those teeth, oh the teeeeeth….
Having never seen Pinocchio before in all its animated glory, catching the above scene, during a chilled-out morning at Christmas (2014) was quite an eyeball-opener. Yeesh. Montro is relentless.
It’s hard to imagine being able to sit through the Disney ride, where you get to GO INSIDE HIS MOUTH, teeth first…brrrr no thank you, Disney.
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