Monster films have actually been a long prominent horror sub-genre and exactly how frightening a monster is depended entirely on the movie plot and make-up artist. Monsters are the things that go bump in the night and they are the reason why kids and some adults sleep with the lights on.
Now, let’s TheNowStory brings you the top 15 monsters that send out chills down your spine!
Predator (Predator, 1987)
Director John McTiernan’s Predator is a badass highly innovative extraterrestrial equipped with laser weapons and active camouflage invisibility to hunt down the special forces led by Arnold Schwarzenegger for sport in a Central American forest.
Godzilla (Godzilla, 1954)
The Japanese blockbuster monster was played by Haruo Nakajima. Sixty years later, Japanese fans claimed the monster had put on a lot of weight in Gareth Edwards’ 2014 remake.
The Brundlefly (The Fly, 1987)
One of the scariest monsters in a motion picture is the Brundlefly. This movie is about the outcome of a clinical experiment which has gone totally messed up. In an effort to teleport himself, Seth Brundle unintentionally turns himself into a human-fly hybrid. He also lost his human qualities in favour to disgusting routines such as vomiting on his food before eating it.
The Alien (Alien, 1979)
The celebrity of Ridley Scott’s is an acid-blooded, razor-toothed animal that gestates inside a human as a host.
King Kong (King Kong, 1933)
The 1933 stop-motion version of King Kong may not conjure up the horror but King Kong fans were delighted by Willis H O’Brien’s unique effects.
The story is about King Kong, the massive ape which is presented as an atrocious beast, and beautiful actress Ann Darrow (Fay Wray).
By the end of the movie, the once-scary monster has made the audience fell in love with it, when Kong tried to protect Fay Wray at the top of Empire State Building.
The Werewolf (An American Werewolf in London, 1981)
The werewolf transformation scene, where David Kessler (David Naughton) sprouts fangs as well as wiry hair, this has wowed cinema-goers during the 80s. This movie has created an excruciating viewing experience.
Mutant fish (The Host, 2006)
South Korea’s, The Host, is a semi-aquatic mutant which stays in the Han River, breaking out someday to kidnap an unsuspecting archery connoisseur.
Pale Man (Pan’s Labyrinth, 2006)
This old and wrinkly beast with eyeballs in its palms is the bogeyman of Guillermo de Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth. When young Ofelia can’t resist stealing 2 grapes, she must let the Pale Man devours her fairy friends.
The Shark (Jaws, 1975)
In 1974, author Peter Benchley’s Jaws became a classic hit. Is it a beast, or isn’t it? Either way, this oversized shark made movie history as a monstrous monster.
Balrogs (Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001)
These menacing monsters lured to the dark side by the bad Melkor, appear cloaked in fire. Durin’s Scourge is one of the most popular examples in the Lord of the Bands film trilogy.
Gremlins are the fictional and unidentified reptile-like creatures, that are the key antagonists of the entire Gremlins franchise. They made their first appearance in the 1984 film, Gremlins, and after that, they came back in Gremlins 2: The New Set (1990). They are based on the animals with the same name of old English folklore.
The Insects (Starship Troopers, 1987)
Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers is remarkably smart to create unique effects for the countless flocks of large insect adversaries referred to as “the Pests.” Attacking the futuristic human soldiers with overpowering vitality, Verhoeven’s creepy-crawlies never ever kill someone without leaving a gooey, blood-red swimming pool of intestines.
Pyramid Head (Slient Hill, 2006)
Taken straight from the popular Konami video game, Silent Hill’s iconic Pyramid Head monster is a faceless punisher that drags its massive spear on the ground and skin off its victims in one swoop.
The Dog Gargoyle (Ghostbusters, 1984)
The Dog Gargoyles, or Terror Dogs, are a vicious breed of demonic hellhounds found in the Ghostbusters original film back in 1984. Resemble actual dogs but with horns and glowing red eyes, these demonic dogs have a high degree of intelligence and can possess human beings as vessels.
The most famous Terror Dogs in Ghostbusters movie in 1984 were the two loyal servants of Gozer known as Zuul and Vinz Clortho.
The Thing (The Thing, 1982)
Attaching itself like a parasite to different characters throughout the movie, the untrustworthy life-form turns the humans against each other with simple implication, leading everyone to think that their next-door neighbour is merciless. Whenever this alien manifests itself, it turns its hosts right into tentacled crawlers to indescribably grotesque monstrosities.