From Sesame Street’s the Count to Swamp Thing‘s aquatic vampires to The Lost Boys, hopping vampires and Richard Matheson, the AV Club has 23 variations on the vampire.
First, robotic flying manta ray. Now, robotic flying jellyfish. (thanks, Dave!)
Is it the human or the not-human that terrifies people in The Creature from the Black Lagoon? Frank Wu writes about the Gill-Man, the Uncanny Valley and “the human and inhuman at war within ourselves.” (Thanks, Chuck!)
Fascinated by the ocean’s abyss? There’s a gallery of mysterious wonder and beauty–and even more mysterious occasional cuteness–at the website for Claire Nouvian’s new book about abyssal species. (Link updated, Oct. 2013)