Tossin It Out There: Who’s YOUR Favorite Movie Monster?

teen-wolf-teen-wolfAlright, everybody, how’s it going?

As I’m sure everybody knows, I spend the weekend watching some terrible, terrible movies. I made it through, but certain movie elements need to be redeemed in my eyes… one of which being movie monsters.

From the classic movie monsters to the animated monsters of Monsters Inc, there’s a lot of cool movie monsters out there. Scary ones, funny ones, creative ones… they’re not all as bad as the ones I spent Sunday with!

Who’s your favorite? Do you lean towards the funny? Like, SlimerĀ from Ghostbusters? Or the terrifying, like the cave creatures in “The Descent”? How about giant monsters, like in “Cloverfield”? It’s wide open, let’s hear it! In order to allow zombies (there aren’t many specific zombies) you can choose monsters who run in packs, if you like.

Just to make this ruling early, Aliens are allowed, but no serial killers, please! ;)

Let’s hear it! Who’s YOUR favorite Movie Monster?

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Daniel Fogarty

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167 thoughts on “Tossin It Out There: Who’s YOUR Favorite Movie Monster?

    • You know? I agree. Totally. I really really like that movie. It was super twisted. Very sick.

      But for whatever reason, I think that pop culture hates it. I dont think the public as a whole likes that one at all…

      Just saying. I AM with you on that choice, that’s a sick movie!

      • Uhhh. Yeah, I know I have the minority stance here K2, but I really liked it. It was just a sick movie, psychologically. It really emphasized (to me) how grotesque it would be to actually re-animate the dead. :o

        But, yeah, I mean… I think most people have that stance or they just didnt like it, outright. :(

  1. I’ve got to give some love to the Universal monsters! I love Frankenstein & The Creature from the Black Lagoon! However, if I have to choose one “favorite” movie monster…I gotta go to the Kaiju route. Mothra rules!!!

  2. Well, I hope your recent experience hasn’t completely turned you off Vampires, cause they’re still the best of all movie monsters, when not being completely neutered for 12 y.o girls that is. Give me Bela Lugosi, or an old time Hammer Dracula, or the creepy little girl form “Let the Right One In'” or even Kiefer Sutherland in “Lost Boys” and I’m a happy movie watcher. No other monster combines murder, sex appeal, supernatural, death, un-life all in one formal wear clad package.

    • Noooo. Cmon, itd take more than that to ruin vampires for me. Besides, I’ve come to the conclusion that they weren’t actually even Vampires. Did they even have fangs? No. Soooo…

      Let the Right One in is a creepy flick. That’s my brand of horror, right there. I want to sit in the theatre and think… that is SO TWISTED! LOL :D

  3. I think The Thing is pretty awesome as is whatever the hell the thing from Pan’s Labyrinth is that has eyes on its hands! Also, if I wanted to go super hipster and pretentious I’d say HAL from 2001.

    On a related side note, there’s an excellent book called Monsters in the Movies by John Landis which I have and has some superb pictures and articles in.

    • The Pale Man, I think they call the Pan’s Labyrinth monster. :) Great creature design, right there.

      Ohhhhh man. HAL? *sigh* are you going to make me have to make a ruling? Just because its murderous, does not make it a monster. Well, what IS a monster? I can see the whole debate now… I’ll just quash it. HAL is denied!

      • Haha, knew you’d appreciate that curveball! OK, OK, no HAL. Mike & Sully from Monsters Inc count though, right?

        The Pale Man, yeah that sounds about right. Not ‘creepy eye hand man’ I was going for.

  4. I had to think about this one for a bit….and then actually put a list together. In the end I’m partial to the many werewolves that have appeared in films. Beginning with the classic Wolfman, through The Howling and An American Werewolf in London and Paris).

  5. Hi, Fogs:

    I’d lean more towards Freddy Krueger for overall scary. Followed closely by the huge, mutated ants in ‘Them!’ and the normal sized, smart ants in ‘Phase IV’.

    Would HAL or “Colossus” from “Colossus: The Forbin Project’ count?

    • I was just ruling on HAL. I denied him (no judgement on 2011, of course, great movie) I dont think he’s a monster. Then we’d be opening the door to all robots, too and soon, the Terminator would be here, etc.

      I had to investigate Colossus, I havent seen that movie. But again, I think I’m sticking with my “No Computers” mantra. ;)

      • Then I have no choice but to invoke the “Mythbusters” Precedent of.
        “I reject your reality and substitute my own!”/sarc. ;-)

        You have a point regarding HAL. Even though he did commit several murders with the scientists in stasis and Astronaut Poole (Gary Lockwood).

        In lieu of computers, robots and cyborgs. I’ll counter with either Godzilla
        (Guy in a rubber suit version only). Followed by Michael Rooker’s ‘Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer’.

  6. Think I’ll go with Audrey II from “LIttle Shop of Horrors”.

    Big thumbs up for King Kong, the Karloff, Boyle, and De Niro creatures, the Alien, Bruce the Shark, and the Dinner Host from Pan’s Labyrinth.

  7. Unless I missed it, no one has mentioned them. Cenobites. Some are creepy, some are horrible, some are disgusting, some are just weird. Yet there is something sexual about them as well. They are the ultimate expression of sadomasicism. Not just as a sexual subculture but as an expression of existence through pain and violence and the darkest side of human nature burried in most people, despite the fact that most people would deny it. “We have such sights to show you.” One of my all time favorite movie quotes.

    • CENOBITES… Now we’re talkin’! LOL Those are some sick freaking creatures. Scary, scary, scary stuff! You’re right, they are kind of sexual and freaky scary. LOL That is a great line, I have a feeling that he’s talking about a bunch of stuff that you can never unsee, though :D

      • I’ve been wanting to try to figure out how to create a good cenobite costume some Halloween but I just can’t find the right material and look to do some thing the looks really good and not corny or cheesy. Most of the ideas end up more Borg-like than Cenobite.

  8. John Carpenters ‘The Thing’ followed closely by Giger’s Alien Xenomorph, with the “Reign of Fire” Dragons rounding out the trifecta.

    • Couple of Aliens taking the lead, huh? Thats why I “allowed” Aliens. LOL I would have “The Thing” right at or near the top, myself. :D

      I hope Smaug makes us forget all other movie dragons later on this year!

  9. That’s a harder question than I first thought fogs. It’s taken me a while to come up with an answer. My answer would be the “child eater” (with eyeballs on it’s palms) in Pan’s Labyrinth. That freaked the hell outta me, man.

    • LOL! Literally? That’s like the fifth mention he’s received, so obviously, he’s a great monster. But no one knows his name!

      I double checked. They production refers to him as “The Pale Man”, but he probably isnt actually given a name in the film, which is why everyone is… describing him. :D

  10. Those who have seen pictures of my basement or been in my basement know I am a Fred Head. So Freddy Krueger is number one for me. I could go for a good vampire or werewolf flick from time to time too. So many good choices

    • Yeah, who would think you’d have a lot of favorites you like, right? Big horror guy and all. LOL :D

      Anyways, Krueger’s supernatural elements make him a monster as opposed to a serial killer. Does the same apply to Jason Vorhees? I say YES! That dude was not human!

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