One of the more obvious steals in the deck, and surprisingly even featuring the correct name, this horror originated in the 1958 SF flick Colossus of New York. Directed by Eugène Lourié, who had previously helmed Ray Harryhausen's Beast from 20, 000 Fathoms (1953) and would later bring us the giant monster movies Behemoth, The Sea Monster (1963) and Gorgo (1961). Colossus of New York told the tale of a grieving father who transplants the brain of his genius son into a huge robotic body, so that his gifted child can continue his vital scientific research. Of course, to absolutely nobody's surprise, the brain begins to lose its humanity, and soon the cyborgian Colossus decided going on a rampage and stomping humanity might be more fun than saving it.

Colossus publicity still

As you can see, the mystery artist for Horror Top Trumps actually just got out the tracing paper and did the card design from this well-known publicity still. Still it is a nice felt-tip portrait I'll give it that... And there was to be further blatant tracing paper antics with the next card in this pack...

Colossus poster
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