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Special bonus #3 - Triffids

 

The What: Triffids are the villain of the awesomely fun 1962 movie based on the book "The Day of the Triffids."  I'm familiar with the movie but not the books, so I'll tell you what the movie triffids are like.  What exactly is a triffid?  It is a plant that mutates and comes to life after a meteor shower.  Everyone who watches the meteor shower is blinded, which is pretty much everyone in the movie's world, except for a few people.  So now you have these giant mutant plants, who make creepy noises, trying to murder the people of Earth...for some reason.

How They Would Work In An Episode: "Ardeospina," you might be saying to yourself, "those sound campy and cheesetastic."  And I would agree with that assessment!  But wouldn't they be fantastic villains in an episode dedicated to old '50s and '60s Sci-Fi?  We've already had the monster movie homage episode.  Why not the campy Sci-Fi homage episode?

22. Jersey Devil

 

The What: A flying biped with hooves, the Jersey Devil is a creature that lives in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  It has been sighted a number of times going back to the 1820s by various people in the New Brunswick area.  Numerous livestock killings, strange tracks, and random noises have been attributed to it.  The New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League get their team name from this creature, as well.

How It Could Work In An Episode: The Jersey Devil is basically an east-coast chupacabra, so what could work here is Sam and Dean could go investigate a number of livestock mutilations, thinking it's a nest of vampires like Lenore's gang from "Fresh Blood."  Instead, though, it turns out to be this thing!  Then the boys have to go hunt it down wendigo-style. My friend Johanna grew up in New Jersey and told me all sorts of weird stories about this thing.  Plus, look at it!  Creepy!

21. Nymph

 

The What: A mythological female creature from Ancient Greece, nymphs are generally found in nature, especially around water. There are numerous sub-categories of nymph, but they generally like to stay away from humans, if at all possible.  Nymphs were often very sexual creatures, and mated with men or women of their own choice, outside of male control.  The term "nymphomania" has come into the modern lexicon based on this trait and is often used to describe a highly sexual woman today.

How It Could Work In An Episode:
I call a "Bugs" do-over!  Have some developer destroy the nymph's wooded paradise, maybe to build a mall or something, and she gets super mad about it and goes on a killing spree.  She could even call upon her nature friends the bees to help her out.

Comments  

valkyrie
# valkyrie 2010-08-11 22:48
nice list though the whole bigfoot thing wouldn't work. does anyone remember dean saying "any hunter worth his rock salt knows bigfoot isn't real"? (that might not b his exact words, but you get the gist) i do like the whole medusa paralyzes one of the bros thing, that sounds like a good ep idea. like to c the other half, hurry up!!!
elle2
# elle2 2010-08-11 23:14
Hey, Ardeospina,

First off, great list!! I love that you've included pictures to give us an idea of what these things are supposed to look like.

Personally, I love your idea for the Imp...that would be hilarous! As for the Golem, that too would be cool (and yes, thank you for the clarification.. .I hesitated!)

Great list and cool ideas you've put together. I'm up for anything in Season 6 and perhaps the creative minds behind Supernatural will include some or portions of some of what you have on your list...we can always dream.

Looking forward to Part 2.
Tigershire
# Tigershire 2010-08-12 01:44
And Hastor the Unspeakable. Oh! I said Hastor! Oh! I said Hastor again!

Sam and Dean could investigate weird goings on at Miskatonic U. GRIN.

Cthulu would be awesome.
Karen
# Karen 2010-08-12 03:09
Hi Ardeospina
Definitely on board with the Zombie Alligator.
Nymph? There was a female Nymph in the picture? That’s funny I only saw a man.:shock:;-)
As for the Black Shuck, I’ve seen these beaties before hanging around my campsite. We call them Raccoons.
I love the Imp idea. It would be quite interesting to have the Imp and Gabriel competing with each other. (I loved Gabriel/Trickst er and I am holding onto the delusional belief that he was resurrected by his Father/God).
Thanks Ardeospina, can’t wait for part two.
Jasminka
# Jasminka 2010-08-12 05:56
Flamey, that is indeed a great list - can't wait for part 2!
Of course I am rooting for the Zombiegator, and I would so love to see the Medusa (please cast Uma Thurman again for that part, she looked fabulous as that Gorgon in that Percy movie, I'd love to have that gorgeous face there again)... But the Golem just creeps me out, always has.
HOw about one of our Slavic baddies, like Baba Jaga? Or the good old classic Nosferatu ('I neverrrrrr drrrrink wyne' :lol:-)

Thanks so much for this fun piece and the research you put into it! Love, Jas
Randal
# Randal 2010-08-12 11:22
You had me at Cthulhu.

Though the rest receive a big thumbs up as well. I love this list so very much please writers pay careful attention thank you.
Daldos
# Daldos 2010-08-12 13:07
That harpy one could get some good brotherly baner back, I think... *lol*

My favs of this part are:
Nymph, black shuk, imp, mummy's curse (could be done in a BTVS "Inca mummy girl" kind of way), sasquatch (rotfl-thats just too funny...althoug h like someone said, Dean did say they weren't real...), golem

Kinda on the fence with Medusa. could be cool though
Bevie
# Bevie 2010-08-12 13:19
Love the zombie alligator and the sasquatch ideas. (Remember, Dean didn't think vampires existed either). I like the idea of a nice sasquatch family. ;-)

Thumbs up for the Jersey Devil. I think the X-files did an episode about him.

Another Tall Tales type episode would be great using Imps. Perfect tale to bring back Gabriel.

In fact, most of these would be great if only Supernatural had an unlimited budget for the CGI.

The nymph would be good. Not much CGI needed. She could cast her spell over one of the boys, leaving the other angsting how to combat the spell and defeat her. (And maybe she could manage to get the shirts off of one of the boys)

Cthulhu would be too powerful for the boys, but there are many Lovecraftian creations that could be cool. :o

Still rooting for the Chucky doll episode. Sorry, Jas. :-?
Jasminka
# Jasminka 2010-08-12 14:46
Ah, Bevie, you ARE trying to scare the living daylights out of me, eh? Not working, not working, not working (I am trying to convince myself) :o
Shocked, Jas
Ardeospina
# Ardeospina 2010-08-12 17:10
Thanks for commenting, everyone! In response...

Valkyrie, you're right. Dean did say Bigfoot didn't exist. But they also didn't think vampires were real until their father told them they were, like Bevie said, and no one had ever seen an angel before they showed up back on earth, so it could just be that no one has ever seen them. Or maybe they could end up being some sort of mutated shapeshifter. And the other half of the list is already done, so I'm sure it will be posted in the near future. Keep checking back!

Elle2, thanks and you're welcome! The pictures were also partly selfish as I needed to get a good visual image to go with what I was writing about. Imps would be too fun, and I am really enamored with the golem thing. So many shades of gray there to play with.

Tigershire, yes, please! Let's have them do that. I would also settle for them playing a round of Arkham Horror with Cass and Bobby.

Karen, raccoons as Black Shuck...it all makes sense! My husband and I go camping annually with some of his coworkers, and this year, a raccoon got into someone's tent, drank two Red Bulls, stole a bag of marshmallows, and took the marshmallows up a tree to eat. We saw him run up there, and watched as he ate a few, dropped the bag, and had a major sugar crash. Raccoons are insane. An Imp vs. Gabriel showdown sounds awesome. I vote for that!

Jas, thanks! Zombie gator would be too fun. Maybe he can live in the trunk of the Impala or something. Baba Yaga is definitely making an appearance on the list, fear not! But I did not even think of Nosferatu! *face palm* That guy is insanely creepy.

Randal, thanks! I am not at all surprised that Cthulhu was your favorite. Nope. Not one bit.

Daldos, Dean would probably hate the harpy because it would steal his food! I like the idea of an Inca Mummy Girl, too. Good one.

Bevie, the CGI budget would definitely have to be stretched for some of these. You're so right. Or they could just pull a "Wendigo" on us and barely show the creature! That can be just as scary. If the nymph shows up in an episode, she had better get someone's shirt off. I think she loses membership in the nymph club if she doesn't.

Also, a Chucky episode? Creepy! If they could get Brad Dourif to do the voice, I'm in.
Yirabah
# Yirabah 2010-08-12 17:34
Love that list and as others said before I hope too the writers get to see this.

Laughed at the sasquatch one. Since it is one of the names for Sam. Would be really funny if they would run across one.
Paintgirl770
# Paintgirl770 2010-08-12 19:59
Great list! Yes, please, please, on the imps, that would be awesome (remember Dean's phobia about"little hands"? I can just see the nasty little buggers trying to climb up Sam, Hee.

As for the Jersey Devil, wouldn't you love to see our boys interact with Snookie and that gang from Jersey Shore? The mind reels. . . . .
Evelyn
# Evelyn 2010-08-14 02:19
Cool list. Some of these would really be interesting. I just recently read a Fanfic about Golems and would love to see this creature played out on the show. The fic was pre-series, so it was with Dean and John and had the Golem going after Dean because the Golems master wanted revenge on John for killing his son. Very good story and I think it would make for a good episode.
Ardeospina
# Ardeospina 2010-08-16 22:39
Yirabah, thanks! If the writers saw this and used something, that would make me a very happy fan! But I'm sure it's a pipe dream. Still...

Paintgirl770, thank you, too. Imps seems to be the popular choice for an episode, and I can't say I disagree! It would be too fun. It's funny you mention Snooki because Jenniffer, a site admin, had the exact same thought when she saw The Jersey Devil!

Evelyn, thanks to you, too. I had no idea there was a golem fanfic. That does sound like a pretty good premise for an episode. Bonus points if the Golem turned out to be like the Golem in one of the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes, too.
abdul makise
# abdul makise 2012-03-01 12:30
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