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jun6lee
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:41 am    Post subject: MITH - Monster Types Reply with quote #49883

STC goes to the Movies did a fine job of identifying the 5 monster types we typically see in a MITH film.

I'd like to learn these types with a little more depth with your help.

Here's my simplistic view as is:


Pure - Physical. Dangerous. -- Things to cage or kill for protection.
Eg; wolf, tiger, lion, shark, alien, dinosaur, snake. crocodile

Domestic - Person. Threat to the home/family.

Serial - Person(s) Threat to an ensemble.

Supra - Supernatural Threat often including Person possession.
Eg; Ghost, Alternate-Dimensional [Freddy/Ring]

Nihilist - Person(s) out to be judge your sins & execute.

This seem right? Can/do they ever crossover?
Anything you feel you want to add/correct?


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RobbRoss
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #49884

Pure: Caging or killing is a good way of putting it because there is no way to co-exist with them. However, when it comes to animals, it's important to note that they're "supercharged." In at least one way, they're beyond average- size, speed, intelligence, appetite, etc. When a regular animal is the threat, it's usually a part of a Nature Problem or GF.

Serial: Other sub-cats are also about a group or town targeted so what sets Serial apart for Blake- on p14- is that the people share a bond or secret.

Supra: Blake says it clearly on p18.

Nihilist: Some of the cousins on p22 have monsters that are not human. It's more about the monsters' attitudes, what they seek or cause. This category is different because the sin is ignorance or relative. With the likes of The Conjuring, sometimes there is no sin. Or no one has pointed it out yet!


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