Looking through my collection the other day, I noticed a definite pattern when it came to titles for these things. It seems to go something along the lines of “adjective + entity[+s] of/from place.” You know, like Terror Creatures from the Grave, or Wild Women of Wongo, or Devil Girl from Mars (all real, by the way)
And that led me to create this handy tool. Perhaps you can use it for your own venture into movie-making.
Here’s how it works:
- Take your first initial and match it up to the word in column A
- Take your middle initial and match it up to the word in column B
- Add the word “from”
- Take your last initial and match it up to the phrase in column C*
Voila! You now have a movie.
Let me show you a couple of examples. My full name is Clifford P. Anderson. That gives me “blood” for Clifford, “predators” for P., and “[A] island” for Anderson (let’s go with “zombie” for “[A]”). Put ‘em all together and you get “Blood Predators from Zombie Island.” Duh-duh-duh Duh!
JFK? Demon Creatures from Beyond the Sun! T.S.Eliot? Robot Slaves from Another Universe! Michael J. Fox? Evil Killers from Another World! Lee Harvey Oswald? Doomsday Ghosts from Planet Evil! HR Puffenstuff? Creeping Prisoners from the Savage Planet!
|B||atomic||beasts||a different world|
|G||crazed||devils||beneath the sea|
|I||death||invaders||beyond the grave|
|J||demon||killers||beyond the moon|
|K||devil||machines||beyond the sun|
|L||doomsday||madmen||beyond the universe|
|P||killer||predators||the [A] planet|
|Q||nazi||prey||the 6th dimension|
|R||outlaw||prisoners||the center of the earth|
|U||savage||species||the haunted cave|
|V||teenage||spiders||the lost planet|
|W||terror||UFOs||the lost universe|
|X||undead||vampires||the lost world|
Oh, Terror Creatures from the Grave? It’s initials would be WET. Hmm … It wouldn’t be William Howard Taft (that would give us Terror Ghosts from the Grave though). I know, I know. How about William E. Timmons, Sr.? You know, the famous Washington lobbyist? President of the Timmons Company? Ah, never mind.