Here's an interesting bit of news, tangential to our monster topics.
James Arnett, an independent filmmaker in California, is finishing up a feature based on Mary Shelley's novel The Last Man. It's an apocalyptic story of pandemics and terror—couldn't be more timely, and apparently Arnett got that point. He brags that he's made one of the "biggest no-budget guerilla films ever made" in his blog for A.I.A. Productions.
He's got a website about the film as well. Images suggest that he's transposed Shelley's end-of-the-world times into our own, with visual references that can't be seen without comparing them to visions coming from our godforsaken military forces in Iraq.