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We are getting a live-action Goosebumps movie and it has a weird plot along with some terrifying monsters. The film stars Jack Black as author, R.L. Stine, whose books were actually serving as prisons for the monsters. The original synopsis reads:

In Goosebumps, upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

See more monsters after the break (including a super creepy ventriloquist dummy).

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When they’re not wishing on stars or chasing after silly princes, Disney princesses can actually be frightening little monsters. This series by Jennifer, a.k.a. NoFlutter on DeviantArt, turns the characters into vampires, zombies, and more. The art definitely has a Tim Burton vibe, and I hope cosplayers tackle real life versions of these designs.

See more adorable-scary drawings after the break.

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These Ikea-style instructions for building monsters are the work of artist Ed Harrington. Everyone from Edward Scissorhands to Jason Voorhees to the Human Centipede gets a pictorial breakdown, including warnings of what not to do with your newly assembled monster.

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Yes, that’s an AT-AT walking through a beautiful landscape painting. It’s a part of The Ancient Kaiju Project by German artist Oliver Wetter. He’s inserted all sorts of monsters into classic Hudson River School paintings as a way of improving his ability to replicate the styles. He’s done an incredible job, with the creatures looking like they were always a part of the art.

See more pictures and videos of the process after the break.

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What if lovable cartoon characters like Ariel and Dora the Explorer transformed and became absolute badasses? Well, for one thing, it would be awesome. We’ve seen some of DeviantArt user Tohad’s “Badass” series before when he added some blood and gore to characters like Barbie, and he’s since continued the series to include new and once precious subjects. Though the Ariel-anglerfish monster pictured above is my favorite, I also love his takes on Dora and the Powerpuff Girls!

Check out more of the cute/creepy series after the break.

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The latest Disney animated feature to get the Pop! vinyl treatment is Wreck It Ralph. You’ll be able to get Ralph, Felix, King Candy, and Turbo. They’re also releasing two Minis two-packs. There will be The Little Mermaid with Ariel and Ursula and Monsters, Inc. with Mike and Sulley. All the figures can be preordered in our Nerd Approved Shop for delivery in November.

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This Lego version of Mothra created by Olive Sean captures one of the most famous of Japanese monsters. She’s destroying New Kirk City despite the valiant efforts of the military shooting her with a tank-mounted laser beam. Mothra has trapped them all with her silken spray and doesn’t look at all bothered by their puny defenses. Although Mothra is a scratch-built piece, the buildings are Lego building sets that are perfectly incorporated into the overall scene.

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The stars of Pacific Rim, which opens on July 12th, aren’t the people or even the mechs but the incredible Kaiju. After the break you’ll find tons of pictures and behind-the-scenes videos featuring the Kaiju in action.

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You might think that action figures of the US Presidents would be boring and stuffy, but that’s only because you never imagined them as movie monsters. These 8″ action figures take seven presidents and do just that. They’ve even been clever monster names like Zombush, Baracula and Lincolnstein. Just think how cool these would look on display at Halloween.

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Make your iPad a little more huggable with this furry Cyclops case. It’s padded on the back for extra protection and works with all generations of the iPad. Not only does it look cute, but it helps keep your iPad clean, too. His little floppy hands are actually microfiber screen cleaner pads. If you see a smudge, just grab his little hands and rub it clean.

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