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The Triumph and the Tragedy of Monster Brawl

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If you remember waaaaay back in August of last year, I posted a little article about an upcoming movie called Monster Brawl, where classic and non-giant movie monsters wrestling each other. Sounds amazing, right? Well, apparently the actual trailer came out a few months ago and keen-eyed Topless Roboteer John A. passed it along to me. It… well, let’s just say it looks like a movie Dave Foley would star in, because it is. I was thinking it would be more classic Universal Wolfman and Frankenstein’s monster and less “Swamp Gut” and “Witch Bitch.” Still, as far as I know, this is the only movie to star a mummy, Dave Foley, “Zombie Man” and Jimmy “Mouth of the South” Hart simultaneously, so that’s gotta be worth something, right? Right? No? Oh well. I’ll get drunk and probably watch it anyway.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.