INSPIRATION and IDOLS
Here are the people and films that inspire MONSTROS MADRE to do what we do. If you love these folks and flicks as much as we do, then you'll get where we're coming from and have a better appreciation of our work.
In short, our filmmaking heroes. Their work inspired us to get into making movies.
ED WOOD, JOHN WATERS, ANDY WARHOL, RUSS MEYER, GEORGE A. ROMERO, ISHIRO HONDA, SERGIO LEONE, DAVID CRONENBERG, RAY HARRYHAUSEN, TOD BROWNING, JAMES WHALE, STEVEN SPEILBERG, GEORGE LUCAS, JOHN CARPENTER, DAVID LYNCH, MAYA DEREN, LLOYD KAUFMAN, ROGER CORMAN, JAN SVANKMAYER, QUENTIN TARANTINO, F.W. MURNAU, THE COEN BROTHERS, WERNER HERZOG, STANLEY KUBRICK, JIM HENSON, HENRY SELICK, HARMONY KORINE
Comics have just as big an influence on us as films do. Here's who we learned from.
STAN LEE, STEVE DITKO, JACK KIRBY, BOB KANE, BILL FINGER, JERRY SIEGEL, JOEL SCHUSTER, CHARLES SCHULTZ, BILL WATTERSON, GARY LARSON, MARC HANSEN, BEN EDLUND, GERRY CONWAY, ROGER STERN, DAVID MICHELINE
Our endeavors are not limited to making movies. We have BIGGER plans than that! SCIENCE is the only higher power in the universe. These individuals are heroes in their respective fields of study, and heroes of MONSTROS MADRE as well.
CHARLES DARWIN, NIKOLA TESLA, ROY MACKAL, LOREN COLEMAN, JACQUES COUSTEAU, STEPHEN HAWKING
Specifically, the movies that made MONSTROS MADRE Mastermind Mark Mackner want to make movies in the first place.
JAWS, KING KONG (1933), TAXI DRIVER, PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, PINK FLAMINGOS, STAR WARS OT, 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD, GODZILLA SHOWA CYCLE (All Godzilla films from 1954 to 1975), GREMLINS, ED WOOD, WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, RODAN, ALLIGATOR, WILLARD, PULP FICTION, SITCOM (Francois Ozon), GUMMO, I SHOT ANDY WARHOL, THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, SUPERMAN THE MOVIE, GOLDFINGER, TRAINSPOTTING, CLERKS, GAMERA SHOWA CYCLE (All Gamera films from 1966 to 1980), DEATH RACE 2000, SPACE AMOEBA, ATRAGON, FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, GHOSTBUSTERS, JASON & THE ARGONAUTS, M, THE VALLEY OF GWANGI, GORGO, MIGHTY JOE YOUNG, THE ROAD WARRIOR, FASTER PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL!
Can one draw inspiration from fictitious characters? Absolutely! We here at MONSTROS MADRE do it all the time! As a kid, you don't think about who's writing the comics or making the movies so much as you adore the characters depicted in the work. To wit, here are some of the very best fictional characters ever created...
SPIDER-MAN, BATMAN, BUGS BUNNY, DAFFY DUCK, PORKY PIG, DARTH VADER, GODZILLA (Sure, he counts as a character!), THE MAN WITH NO NAME, MAD MAX, TRAVIS BICKLE, BOBA FETT, BUFFY SUMMERS, FOX MULDER, DANA SCULLY, SPEED RACER, PEEWEE HERMAN, HAN SOLO, DRACULA, DR. FRANKENSTEIN, LAWRENCE TALBOT, WILLY WONKA, DR. PHIBES, WILE E. COYOTE, THE GREEN GOBLIN, SKELETOR, EMPEROR PALPATINE, MEGAMAN, SAMUS ARAN, MARIO, YOSEMITE SAM, OPTIMUS PRIME, VERUCA SALT, LAWRENCE VAN HELSING, THE DODO BIRD (From "Porky In Wackyland"), SNAKE EYES, BILLY FROM "PREDATOR", YODA, ODDJOB FROM "GOLDFINGER", INDIANA JONES, PETER VENKMAN, CAPTAIN QUINT, C. MONTGOMERY BURNS, FOGHORN LEGHORN
If we could afford the rights, this is the music that would be featured prominently in all MONSTROS MADRE films.
THE SMITHS, SEX PISTOLS, SLAYER, PANTERA, AC/DC, GARY NUMAN, RASPUTINA, THE CURE, DEPECHE MODE, DURAN DURAN, MARILYN MANSON, BJORK, RAMONES, BILLY IDOL, FAITH NO MORE, THE DOORS, CHEMLAB, ACUMEN NATION, MOTLEY CRUE
Storytellers, counter-culture icons, and others who have unwittingly contributed to the might of MONSTROS MADRE!
ROD SERLING, JOHNNY ROTTEN, HUNTER S. THOMPSON, VALERIE SOLANAS, EMMA GOLDMAN, CHUCK JONES, MEL BLANC, MATT GROENING, HENRY ROLLINS, ROALD DAHL, LEWIS CARROLL, THEODOR GEISEL, SHEL SILVERSTEIN, JULES VERNE, HG WELLS, ROBERT E. HOWARD, EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, WILLIS O'BRIEN, MERRIAN C. COOPER, PT BARNUM, HP LOVECRAFT (Except for the racism), VAL LEWTON, LON CHANEY JR., PETER CUSHING, GARY OLDMAN, TIMOTHY LEARY, JIM HENSON