Monday, 20 October 2014

Top 10 Monsters in Horror Movies

So any good horror movie should always produce a brilliant monster which stays with you long after the film has finished. This is a list of those monsters who have haunted me since I've watched them.

10. Graboid - The giant earth worms from the film Tremors may not be the scariest monster on the list, but the fact they burrow deep under the ground means there hard to spot until it's too late. No need to worry too much though if you have any rocks to stand on.

9. Monster - Often mistaken for the name Frankenstein, the Monster is a collection of body parts brought to life by a mad scientist named Victor Frankenstein. The Monster just wants to fit in but due to his appearance people reject and fear him leading him to be the Monster he looks like.

8. Vampires - One of the most used horror monsters around, the vampire has been tainted by the most recent adaptions (i.e. Twlight). Even though the blood sucker is still a scary monster to come up against, with a particular thirst for young attractive women, I shouldn't have much to fear from one, as long as he's not hungry.

7. Creeper - The Creeper from Jeepers Creepers is one of the freakiest monsters out in recent years, with his room of corpses and his hunger for eyes and most other body parts. The Creeper is a force to reckoned with. The ability to fly is also a plus. The one upside is that he hibernates for twenty three years before he needs to eat again.

6. Pinhead - The face behind the Hellraiser series and a demon from some scary underworld which locks and unlocks with a puzzle box. Part of a crew of demons that like torturing people who unknowingly release them, like most horror franchise's it didn't take long for the series to get a bit silly.

5. IT - The killer clown from the film of the same name sees Tim Curry take the role of Pennywise, the clown who terrorises children from a small American town playing on their fears. Curry is excellent in the film with eerie laugh and "they all float" line. Unfortunately, the film has dated from when it first come out, but if you saw it as a child it still has the power to make your skin crawl.

4. Werewolf's - Man during the day, unknowing beast during the night. This is one of the classic movie monsters which hasn't been ruined by terrible romantic ideas or re-imaginations. Some classic films like An American Werewolf in London and later films like Dog Soldiers, the Werewolf is always a scary horror monster.

3. Zombies - When there's no more room in hell the dead will walk the earth. The zombie is a brilliant horror monster with the ability to infect any one and everyone. The whole flesh eating side effect is also a bit of a gruesome way to go. The downside to zombies is the fact it is an easy concept yet people still manage to make terrible films out of it, but when they do get it right it's a joy to behold.

2. The Thing - This unnamed alien has the ability to copy any organism it gets hold of and hopes to take over the world. Luckily for us it crashed landed in the Artic so can't spread, but the unfortunate scientists that have outpost in the Artic aren't so lucky, but the film turns into one of the best sci-fi horror films ever made. And the more recent prequel isn't terrible, which was a relief.

1. Alien - The best sci-fi horror film going. The first film was terrifying. The atmosphere was mind blowing. This film pushed the benchmark real high for both genre's, and very few films match it in tension. The Alien its self, which bursts through your chest after you've been impregnated by the egg carrying face hugger, and then begins to pick off the crew one by one. So just remember in space no one can hear you scream. Richee

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