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2014 Halloween Run-up #4: Surprise in my Backyard

Fear. Fear leads to dark places. Fear runs wild with the imagination. Fear fuels irrational behavior.

We fear what we do not understand, and in some cases, we use it...to make a movie! Welcome to the fourth installment of Zombie vs Shark's 2014 run-up to Halloween! As we near the end of this year's series, the guys decide to discuss the 'accidental' classic monsters.

This episode gets broken down into to types of monsters, both are heavyweights. The first, is the kind that was created in a lab. Lots of liquids boiling on bunsen burners, and traveling through funny shaped glass. While the other, is a result of *gasp* the nuclear age! Mutants, mongoloids, nature gone wild (yes, pun very much intended).

But as you tune in, you begin to understand how both instances are taken from humanities real life fears. It goes beyond the fear of what's lurks in the dark. We have monsters right in our face, disguised as some sort of new and amazing drug or a revolutionary new technology that will infinitely improve our lives. It has gone beyond what has come before, but the a question still remains...will I be ready for the Surprise in my Backyard?

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2014 Halloween Run-up #3: When Man Plays God

Well the guys can't stop now, not that they want to, talking monsters is a favorite topic around Plan B Studios. Jumping right into it, the Zombie vs Shark presents the third episode of the 2014 run-up to Halloween by talking about 'intentional' classic monsters. 

There are definitely some oldies but goodies discussed this week, however they creatures range from the distant past to far off futures (some less far off than we think)! Tony learns what a homunculus is and Jaye decides to share some information about German and Russian super soldier testing during World War II. You might want to skip that part!

Regardless, all of the monsters mentioned are closely related and have one very distinct characteristic in common, man's hubris. Each creature was brought into this world because someone decided they not only had to power to create, but the power to control as well. In turn, each and every creation goes terribly wrong; which often led to its demise.  Each fallen creation taking a toll on many of those involved on its way down. An important lesson is to be learned here, a word of warning, a cautionary tale...so pay heed, for things never go well When Man Plays God.

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