The405's Top 10 Movie Monsters
Its Halloween once again and were taking a look back at some of the greatest movie monsters of all time! Check it out! 10.The Mummy The Mummy was always one of my favorite movie monsters growing up as a kid. I'd spend hours wrapping action figures up in white tissue paper and burying them in boxes. I've always considered the The Mummy to be synonymous with the classic Hammer Horror monsters, but often The Mummy seems to take the back seat just because the concept of his cha... (continued)
Its Halloween once again and were taking a look back at some of the greatest movie monsters of all time! Check it out! 10.The Mummy The Mummy was always one of my favorite movie monsters growing up as a kid. I'd spend hours wrapping action figures up in white tissue paper and burying them in boxes. I've always considered the The Mummy to be synonymous with the classic Hammer Horror monsters, but often The Mummy seems to take the back seat just because the concept of his character isn't horrific or gory enough and people consider his methods a little inept in today's Horror genre. Well I don't think that really matters nor is it all that true. If you watch some of the first Mummy films, you'll see that The Mummy's sheer onscreen presence as this huge invincible member of the un dead is enough to leave anyone trembling in their boots. 9.Werewolf The concept of the Werewolf has always been a pretty cool one. The werewolf is generally held as a European character, although its lore spread through the world in later times. Shape-shifters, similar to werewolves, are common in tales from all over the world, most notably amongst the Native Americans, though most of them involve animal forms other than wolves. Werewolves are also a frequent subject of modern fictional books, although fictional werewolves have been attributed traits distinct from those of original folklore, most notably the vulnerability to silver bullets. Werewolves continue to endure in modern culture and fiction, with books, films and television shows cementing the werewolf's stance as a dominant figure in horror. 8.Alien Before the release of Alien in 1979 many UFO enthusiasts imagined beings from another planet to be these peaceful little green creatures who flew around in flying saucers. Well, Alien couldn't have been further from those thoughts. These Aliens were skinny tall black serpent like creatures that had green acid for blood and those nasty little bastards for a tongue. The films tag line "In Space No One Can Hear You Scream" has to be one of my favorite tag lines of all time. Although some people may look at Alien as being a Sci Fi, its undeniable that it has elements of Horror and is definitely one that'll raise the hairs on the back of your neck. 7.Predator Look at that face. It's one that only a mother could love. Predator makes in at #7. I remember seeing this film well before I was 18. The film never really bugged me and its not necessarily a true Horror film. But unlike his Alien counterpart, Predator was always a lot more calculated and strategic when it came to killing his prey. Preferring to rip the spines out of his victims and collect their skulls as trophies is probably up there with the sickest things I've ever heard of. 6.Freddy Krueger A horribly disfigured claw wielding pedophile who's come back from the dead to kill all the children of the people who sent him to a firey grave IN THEIR DREAMS. 'Nuff said! 5.Frankenstein's Monster Frankenstein was first written in 1818 by author Mary Shelley. In popular culture, people have tended incorrectly to refer to the monster as "Frankenstein". Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the expansion of modern man in the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the original novel's subtitle, The Modern Prometheus. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. It is often considered the first fully realised science fiction novel due to its pointed, if gruesome, focus on playing God by creating life from dead flesh. 4.Jason Jason Voorhees is a fictional character from the Friday the 13th series of slasher films. He first appeared in Friday the 13th back in 1980, as the son of camp cook-turned-murderer Mrs. Voorhees. Jason was not originally intended to carry the series as the main villain. The character has subsequently been represented in various other media, including novels, comic books, and a cross-over film with another iconic horror film character, Freddy Krueger. The character's physical appearance has gone through many transformations, with various special makeup effects artists making their mark on the character's design. The initial design has been the basis for many of the later incarnations. The trademark hockey mask did not appear until Friday the 13th Part III. 3.Count Dracula No matter which way you look at it, Dracula is the ultimate boss of all Movie Monsters. He's the grand daddy of them all. I mean, no one gets a Sesame Street charachter parodied after them and is still able to keep their reputation intact. The legend of Dracula goes back centuries ago and yet today his character is still a recognizable staple of the Horror genre and one of the most famous Movie Monsters of all time. That's why The Count from Transylvania makes it to the #3 spot. 2.Leather Face What would a Top10 Movie Monsters be without this guy? My favorite of all - Leather Face. The fact that The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was said to be based on a true story made the character of Leather Face a reality. Something that was very rarely seen in a world full of monsters of fiction,mythology and folk tale and this gave Horror a much needed sense of realism during that time. But its the tools that Leather Face used that really made his charachter - Chainsaws. There's a very iconic scene in Texas Chainsaw were Leatherface is chasing one of his victims through a row of bed sheets. The buzz of the chainsaw as it rips through the sheets is just as horrific as the blood that is soon shed. Leather Face is one character than will never be topped. Apart from maybe this guy... 1.Hannibal Lecter There's nothing more sinsiter then a genius psychiatrist turned cannibalistic serial killer. Hannibal Lecter from The Silence Of The Lambs makes it in as our #1 Movie Monster! Anthony Hopkins delivers a chilling performance as Hannibal, one which I think couldn't have been done better by any one else. The Silence Of The Lambs is best known for its scenes in which Hannibal slays numerous prison guards to feed his hunger for human flesh. It may be more of a Thriller in some peoples books but the savage personality of Hannibal Lecter makes him one of those most intriguing yet gruesome movie monsters yet! Stay tuned for an extra spooky Film Roundup coming up soon!
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