To commemorate my favorite month (October) and my favorite holiday (Halloween), I'm doing a monster sketch per day.
This is the mutant bear from the 1979 horror movie "Prophecy". The movie had an ecological theme to it, as the bear was created by water pollution from a paper mill in the woods. I personally think of this as a perfect monster movie, as it has three key elements--a genuinely scary monster (like bears weren't scary enough, this movie found a way to make them even scarier), a genuinely scary location (screw haunted houses--NOTHING is scarier than the woods at night), and some outrageous horror movie violence that ran the gamut from shocking to hilarious. The classic scene of the mutant bear swatting a kid in a sleeping bag into a tree and having the bag explode into a cloud of feathers is horror movie gold.