I don't know what it is about the just-released promo images from the upcoming 3-D creature feature Humpty Dumpty that have me so goofily pleased and anxiously awaiting director David Ellis' follow-up to this summer's Final Destination: Death Trip 3-D. I know that the premise is terrifically tasteless - a female alien is raped by rednecks and the human/alien spawn that results goes on to cause a world of hurt. That's great to begin with - perfect fodder for a monster movie - but these early teases are, well, awesome. Maybe it's just that seeing actual illustrations makes me think of the days before Photoshop took over from artwork on poster design - and also of the days when a monster movie's greatest selling point was agreed to be its monster. It's also true that I tend to have a irrational soft spot for it when filmmakers delibrately try to launch a franchise character (as the title of this blogspot attests). In fact, I'm already anticipating my favorite movie of 2016: Humpty Dumpty in Space. With that in mind, how could I not be rooting for Humpty Dumpty to succeed?
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