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, Slimer┬áfrom 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?

  1. Here is my “Debbie” answer (If you will let it slide) Animal in The Muppets. If you are going to nail me down to a more traditional “monster” I will go with Kiefer Sutherland’s character, David, in Lost Boys.

  2. Harry Potter has all the best monsters. Fluffy, the three headed dog, Norbert/Norberta, Hagrid’s baby dragon that they later found out was actually a female, Lupin and Greyback, way better better/scarier werewolves than the ones you’ve been dealing with, Blast-ended srewts, which I can’t remember if they were in the movies or not but they’re these weird crab things, Aragog the giant spider, and of course the dementors, because the only thing to fear is fear itself and they are literally soul sucking fiends. There are so many more as well. And this is probably going to far, but Voldemort too because he transformed himself into the wierd snake-like being with no nose. Dude, that is not human anymore.
    It’s funny because I actually have to read Frankenstein for class today, and then this comes up. I did not know there was a Frankenstein movie with DeNiro, that sounds awesome!

    • It is. I like it. Be forewarned, I’m kind of on an island in that opinion, a lot of people think it sucks. But I personally enjoy it very much. It hews very closely to the novel for the most part, and then has a really really sick ending. You should check it out. :D

      Meanwhile, I never thought about how many monsters the Potter movies have. Geez, its a veritable monster zoo!

  3. Haha I love that picture of the Teen Wolf!
    My favourite movie monster would have to be Maurice. Howie Mandel’s character in the 1989 classic Little Monsters. That movie scared the bejesus out of me when I was little, but I was obsessed with it nonetheless.

  4. It has to be Slimer! I just have to go down the funny route, such a classic character, and you know you said about zombies and in order to accept them? In the nowegian movie Dead Snow one zombie is kinda stand alone.. Standartenf├╝hrer Herzog would he count? :D Cos hes bad ass!

    • LOL. Dead Snow. Fun enough movie. Love me some Zombies, so sure.

      Meanwhile though, about time someone mentioned Slimer! He was a huge monster star, cmon people!

      “He slimed me…” LOL! Who can forget that?

      • Dr Ray Stantz: I tried to think of the most harmless thing. Something I loved from my childhood. Something that could never ever possibly destroy us. Mr. Stay Puft!
        Dr. Peter Venkman: Nice thinkin’, Ray. Ray has gone bye-bye, Egon… what’ve you got left?
        Dr. Egon Spengler: Sorry, Venkman, terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought.

        I need to watch this movie again soon. lol

  5. I was fine with this movie until he won’t on the run. It gets pretty ridiculous from that point on. I liked the plot of setting up a former marksman and all that, made for good drama. This was jut another Whalberg junker where the “bad guys” shoot twenty times and miss and the good guys shoots once and hits. Lame.

  6. Monsters of the Deep would be JAWS (Bruce) for me.

    Still makes me think twice when I go the beach if I should go in the water.

    “We’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
    -Brody, Jaws(’75)

    • The judges will allow it. It’s only a half a second, but she does something with her face thats obviously otherworldly, and thus, a monster. If that’s your fave, Robb, the judges will allow it!

  7. I’m oh sooooo tempted, but I know you said no serial killers so I’ll keep my coughKstewcough opinion to myself ;)

    Being serious now – that big guy from Cloverfield that spawned all the little guys, the naked white eyesinthehand thing from Pan’s Labyrinth, Sam Gamgee’s Oliphants, and I have to admit that I found Kronos from Wrath of the Titans quite nice. But there are TOO MANY to choose from!! :(

    • LOL. She almost caused me to become a serial killer. LOL

      Well, that’s a nice list there, Livi, no need to whittle it down more. The Pale Man, I believe is the name that I’m teaching everyone today. The character with the eyesinthehand from Pan’s ;)

      • I just scrolled through all the comments again and learned two things – people do not read the rules and I should read the comments before posting! You must have gotten so sick of saying Pale Man by the time I came around lol! :D

      • LOL. That’s ok, Livi. I dont expect anyone to keep up with all the comments (though I know many people do) Thats a lot of work, even for me! LOL

        I DO kind of hope people would read the intro post to these though, I mean, Geez… it’s not like these are MTESS columns and I’m asking people to bear with me through 1,500 words. LOL It’s a paragraph, people, read it!

        The judges are going to start coming back with a vengeance here, Livi, that’s what I’ve gotta do! ;)

  8. “Grabbers”. It’s the name of the movie and the monsters. On an island off Ireland maned Erin. The local sheriff and his deputy must solve the mystery of townies turning up beheaded! It seems alien beings have landed and are laying eggs everywhere. It seems the blood suckers, that look like octopusses(octopi?), decapitate their victims and suck them dry. The only survivor who’s encountered them is the local fisherman who first caught one. Why did he survive? Well seems he’s drunk 99% of the time and the blood squid hate alcohol! Perfect! Now how to warn the islanders without a panic? Free Booze Night at the local. The pub quickly fills with townies who inoculate themselves against alien attack!
    This flik was a lot of fun. And great for St. Paddy’s day.

  9. Does count Dracula count? I think Gary Oldman in the Bram Stoker’s Dracula is quite charming. Oh and Chris Sarandon in the original Fright Night :D

  10. I am a big wolfman fan. I have at least 4 display cases filled with werewolf memorabilia. I have action figures, masks, books, an 8 inch figure of Bill Clinton as the Wolf Man and a relica of the wolf’s head cane used in the Lon Chaney’s ” The Wolf Man”. Even the 2010 version of “The Wolfman” is one of my all time favorite monster movies. May have to get another display case for more stuff. Just don’t know where to put it.

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