Atomic Monster Productions
Atomic Monster Productions is the production company of James Wan, founded in 2014. The company didn't have an on-screen logo until 2016. On November 16, 2022, it was announced that the company was in advanced talks for merger with Blumhouse Productions.
1st Logo (June 8, 2016-April 30, 2021)
Logo: We fade in to a shot of a skyline facing towards the sky, with two tentacles taller than the buildings squirming about. A white object then flies in, leaving a trail behind it, and shoots a beam at one of the tentacles, splitting it and causing it to fall. It then proceeds to shoot down the other one, and the camera pans down to reveal a tentacle wrapped around a building. The thing then comes into clearer view, revealing itself to be a white humanoid robot with an old-fashioned diver's helmet for a head, and it shoots down a tentacle that just came in off frame. Swooping to the right, it shoots down another tentacle, does a half-turn, and then plummets into the ground, where the camera follows it and particle effects can be seen when it slams into the ground. It then shoots a beam out from its face and scans it from left to right, revealing the company name in yellow with the first "O" replaced with a revolving atom, and it strikes an action pose. The background fades to black, the robot gains a white outline, and the atom continues to revolve until the logo fades out. The entire logo, apart from the text, is in greyscale and is presented in a small square with film effects.
Variant: A short version exists, where it starts with the robot shooting out the beam.
Technique: Cool CGI animation by Filmograph.
Music/Sounds: None or the opening theme of the movie.
Availability: Uncommon. It can be seen on Lights Out and MacGyver (2016). Despite being replaced in 2018, the logo remained in use on the latter until the series' end. This does not appear on The Conjuring 2, Annabelle: Creation and Insidious: The Last Key.
Legacy: A really cool homage to the science fiction and monster movies of the 50's, although the CGI does look a bit iffy at places.
2nd Logo (September 4, 2018-)
Logo: Basically a stop-motion version of the previous logo's concept. Starting out on a wide shot of a city skyline, several tentacles can be seen emerging from the ground, waving about as fire and smoke can be seen. As the camera starts to zoom in, the robot from before flies in using thrusters and starts shooting at the tentacles. As it flies around them and shoots at them, the camera follows the robot's flight, first to the left, then to the right. It then stops in mid-air before plummeting to the ground, leaving a visible cracked spot on there. The logo follows the same animation as before with particle effects for the beam, but when the robot poses it turns into a 2D version of itself as the background turns to black. The text is also now in a 2D yellow color, though the atom's rings are white. It zooms in slightly as the rings rotate. Like the previous logo, it's also shown with grainy film effects, but is now in full color and a larger film resolution.
Trivia: According to a reply to a YouTube comment by Norman Yeend, this logo took around 3 months to make. The shot of the tentacles attacking the buildings at the beginning alone took 12 hours to animate.
- A short version, much like the previous logo, exists.
- On New Line Cinema films, the logo stays 16:9 screen ratio, with mattes around the logo.
- The Curse of La Llorona has the logo's borders zoom in throughout until it rests at the 16:9 screen ratio, therefore transistioning the screen ratio from 21:9 to 16:9.
- A scope version exists.
- A "behind-the-scenes" version of this logo exists, it can be seen here.
- On Malignant, the logo has a videotape feel to it and glitches throughout.
- Sometimes, the print logo is used.
- There is a variant on Norman Yeend's YouTube channel that is black-and-white until the very end, where the text is yellow as normal.
Technique: Great stop-motion work by Norman Yeend at Poke The Bear Animation.
Music/Sounds: None or the opening theme of the movie. The short version, however, has the sounds of a laser beam and digital beeps. Later on, it had sounds of people screaming, with flying and laser sounds as the robot shoots lasers and a monster sounds being heard as the tentacles is attacked by the robot and a loud thud as it lands before the same sounds from the short version are used.
- It can be seen on all of its films starting with The Nun.
- The print variant can be seen on the TV adaptation of I Know What You Did Last Summer and Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles.
- This doesn't appear on Aquaman: King of Atlantis.
Legacy: Same as the previous logo, but rendered in great stop-motion. Fits the era of it even more so thanks to that.