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BIG shout out to Texas Tech University, Dr. Charles Crews, and his awesome students for inviting me to be a guest speaker yesterday. Their discussions, questions, and insight on such hot topics as fracking, wind energy, careers, religion, and monsters led to much inspiration for me and hopefully for them.
The Short of It
Dr. Crews’ students helped in my research to design guidelines to create a modern day monster that would become classic like Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolf Man, and The Mummy.
Today’s blog reports the results of three polls I conducted to discover the most popular monster of The Big Four.
The Long of It
The Sci-Fi google + community, the science fiction writers google+ community, and Dr. Crews’ students were polled.
I’d loved to hear what you think. Why would a group of young adults vote Frankenstein as their favorite?
I picked Dracula because the poll specified “movie” monster. I love the Frankenstein book much much more than Dracula. —Drew
I thought Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was Gothic horror. Either way I’d have to say Dracula was my favourite, read the book quiet young and it stuck with me for a long time….very enjoyable read.
Victor Frankenstein was the Monster for creating the creature. The Creature itself was largely blameless in the whole affair. Well, the ignorant town folks were pretty horrible too. Collectively they can be referred to as the Angry Mob. —Paul
Dracula has a back story and personality. Wolfy got hairy and we lose the humanness of his body expressions we feed off. Frank, well “he was just this Guy you know.” —Lazarus
The once constant is the angry mob with their pitchforks. Same thing would happen in 2015 if a scientist animated a dead person, only this time we’d be able to see it on YouTube.—Dalt