"I’m inside your grapefruit, Sam. You can’t lie to me. I see it all — how odd you always felt, how… out of place in that… family of yours. And why shouldn’t you have? They were foster care — at best. I’m your real family. All those times you ran away, you weren’t running from them. You were running towards me. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing, you know. I want you to be happy, Sam.”
With the undeniable proliferation of monsters across all platforms of media, how can we still question the cultural impact of the monster? Though we have left belief in the supernatural and “realness” of monsters in the past, we continue to craft monstrous narratives which delve into the depths of the human subconscious. Monsters seem to be here to stay. In certain cases, we love to love the monster. In others, we bond over mutual desire to see it conquered, vanquished.