The great Dr. Anton Jessup is back with a brand new sequence of lectures on that curious place where monsters and science converge. Irrespective of how outlandish and horrifying the fantasy, reality at all times has a means of assembly and exceeding the bar set by fiction. Sure, “Godzilla” makers Toho Studios produced the picture, but this ain’t Monster Island, filled with bumbling, rubber kaiju. And so we be a part of the great doctor in contemplating 1963’s “Matango,” a film that continues to creep out fashionable audiences due to its bleak, oppressive physique-horror vibe. Our world is home to the parasitic mind-control fungi of the Cordyceps and Ophiocordyceps genuses, as you’ll know if you happen to watched the above video or read these things to Blow Your Mind submit. On the isle of Matango, a bunch of shipwrecked survivors encounter a terrifying fungus that swiftly warps minds, mutilates bodies and consumes human flesh. Plus, insanely sufficient, the edible oyster mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus kills and eats roundworms and spiders. The members of these genuses do not prey on people, but watch out, arthropods! It’s a true carnivore! And I do not have to tell you concerning the various medicinal, psychedelic and outright poisonous mushrooms on the market in the wild. We’ve posted just a few extra of Dr. Anton Jessup’s monstrous adventures under, magic mushroom capsules too. So you’ll be able to suppose of those cinematic mushroom monsters as mere avatars that encompass the mycological world’s many wonders and terrors – wonders and terrors that scientists proceed to check and reveal. In the first, he waxes poetic about Medusa. In the second, Dr. Jessup embraces the wonders of The Blob.