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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2011 5:25 p.m. PST

Anything like it, for 15mm humans?

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Thanks,

Dan

rvandusen22 Aug 2011 5:38 p.m. PST

I am looking forward to this. I remember the original made for TV movie. I watched it's premier when I was just a kid-'Sally, Sally, Sally'! One of the only movies I'll see at the theater.

Space Monkey22 Aug 2011 6:03 p.m. PST

They make for great goblins… the old fairy-tale variety.

rvandusen22 Aug 2011 6:13 p.m. PST

No Guillermo del Toro should do remakes of "Gargoyles" and "Devil Dog: Hound of Hell." I'm joking about the 2nd one, but "Gargoyles" would make for an excellent re-make in del Toro's hands.

CC-what about using Khurasan's imps as stand-ins? They don't really look like the goblins, but maybe adding a pointed head might work.

28mmMan Inactive Member22 Aug 2011 6:15 p.m. PST

They look like long limbed rats to me…which in 15 would be 1mm or less…but if you are thinking of boosting the size to 15mm human standard, then I would look to a rat to start with.

You get a decent look in this clip

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Space Monkey22 Aug 2011 6:28 p.m. PST

Hmmm… do they have tails? In that clip they do look like rats… but in others I've seen they look like spidery-limbed humanoids.

28mmMan Inactive Member22 Aug 2011 6:32 p.m. PST

I would like Guillermo del Toro to take a shot at the classic film, The Raven

imdb.com/title/tt0057449

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There have been a bunch of "the raven" films though unrelated to the subject at hand, including one coming out next year, so another title would need to be set…but the potential is there.

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In this tongue-in-cheek movie inspired by Poe's poem, Dr. Craven is the son of a great sorcerer (now dead) who was once himself quite skilled at that profession, but has since abandoned it. One evening, a cowardly fool of a magician named Bedlo comes to Craven for help- the evil Scarabus has turned him into a raven and he needs someone to change him back. He also tells the reluctant wizard that Craven's long-lost wife Lenore, whom he loved greatly and thought dead, is living with the despised Scarabus.

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Casting…casting is the rub.

To keep the comedic flow but still having the range for the horror aspect.

Maybe Guillermo is not the best choice here…dare I say that this may be right up Tim Burton's alley.

28mmMan Inactive Member22 Aug 2011 6:34 p.m. PST

"Hmmm… do they have tails? In that clip they do look like rats… but in others I've seen they look like spidery-limbed humanoids."

Doesn't look like tails…but spidery armed rat bodied little humanoids seems accurate at this point :)

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2011 9:30 p.m. PST

Rvandusen,

The 1972 film Gargoyles was awesome:

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I don't know if a modern CGI-riddled remake would have the same impact though.

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2011 9:32 p.m. PST

Interesting faces, on those DBAOTD (2011) "rats":

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And their hands do look more humanoid than rodent, though you can't really see that in this pic:

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The second they cut the power you can see their faces a bit more clearly, but you really have to stop the trailer just in time (at 1:18, I think):

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Dan

skinkmasterreturns22 Aug 2011 10:00 p.m. PST

This movie scared the crap out of me as a kid! I found it on YouTube awhile back,as well as Gargoyles.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2011 2:24 a.m. PST

Anyone found any other stills?

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2012 10:01 p.m. PST

The more I look at pictures of them, the more the critters from the 2011 version really look like mini-Morlocks or something along those lines:

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Now, if they were sculpted to just under the height of a 15mm human, to make them represent something 4 or 5 ft tall or so, that would be so cool.

Dan
PS. Weird account of a pact struck by Pope with the evil tooth fairies (the "Dente Mangiatori") in the year 999AD:
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2012 12:04 a.m. PST

Guys,

Any new possible candidates?

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Dan

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