-- I welcome you sincerely, traveller, to my Institute of Teratology...
which means "the study of monsters".

(--updated, revised and re-opened January 2008.)

-- Or, as my opponents would have it,
"Doctor Hecatene's House of Horrors". The fools! Someday, someday...
But I digress. Here, dear guest, you will find a rich assortment of information and illustration of the long history of monsters, especially as the cinema has portrayed them. I have much to do in building the Institute, so please feel free to revisit; you will find more to enjoy every time, I promise you!

As for myself, I am no stranger to the history of monstrosity; I have studied and loved it since my early childhood, when televised movies were still mainly in black-and-white, a medium I still prefer. My earliest collection was Forry Ackerman's immortal publication "Famous Monsters of Filmland". My home is filled with the likenesses of my most beloved monsters, especially Godzilla, King Kong, vampires, and my favorite, the exquisite Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Much to do...much to do...

Please feel free to tour all the rooms of the Institute:

The Classic Monstrosities.
My true loves. The Mummy; The Wolf Man; The Monster of Frankenstein; Count Dracula; the sublime Creature from the Black Lagoon.

The Second Generation.
Hammer Studios' reincarnations of the classic terrors; the space and atomic monsters of the 1950s.

The Giant Monsters.
King Kong; Godzilla and his clan.

The Blood of Saints.
My tribute to Full Moon Pictures' SUBSPECIES films.

Some film reference sites.

...and there our tour concludes. I am no fan of most modern monsters. Herr Giger's elegant Alien; the fascinating culture of the Predator clan; these are exceptions. I weary of mere humans with knives; I tire of even the most brilliant psychopaths (apologies, Doctor Lecter).
My love is true monstrosity and there it remains.



"To a new world of gods and monsters!"
--Dr. Pretorius, "The Bride of Frankenstein"



I hope my fellow enthusiasts--
of which you are number

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-- will honor me by revisiting the Institute.

The Institute's darkly elegant decor was designed and executed by the late and much-lamented: