Monster Mondays: Ray Harryhausen’s Skeleton Warriors

RIP Ray Harryhausen. A homage to his most fearsom creations, the Skeleton Warriors, and a gratuitous mention of Army of Darkness by Sam Raimi.

The Haunted Eyeball

We were all saddened to hear that Ray Harryhausen had passed away last week, and here on the Eyeball we’d like to pay homage to some of his most famous monsters, created with the painstaking technique of stop-motion. Using real life sculpted models. Animators and monster fans, we have lost a great artist in film-making and the Eyeball would like to dedicate this Monster Monday entirely to him.

However, the great man left us many fantastic beasts to choose from. After a brief Twitter poll earlier today, and a little searching on YouTube, the top Harryhausen monster, the Eyeball has decided that the finest creation of them all are, unquestionably, the relentless animated skeleton warriors from Jason and the Argonauts (1966).

Technically outstanding even today, the only way our hero can even escape them is by throwing himself off a cliff! They dispatch Jason’s two companions with leering grins…

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Monster Mondays: Ray Harryhausen’s Skeleton Warriors

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