|List of the Best Movie Monsters and Creatures of All Time|
King Kong - Despite all that flickering fur and the mechanical, robot-like movements, Kong managed to scare the pants off our parents and grandparents decades ago. Kong first appeared in 1933's King Kong and then much later in 80's video games.
Dr. Frankenstein's Monster - The scariest rendition of ol' Frankie came about in 1931's black and white classic Frankenstein, but without question his coolest rendition comes from 2004's Van Helsing. As bad as the movie was, that glass-encased beating green heart, and piston-driven leg are the best.
Hannibal Lecter - Although Hannibal the Cannibal is actually a human being, whether or not he is a monster can't be debated. His appearance in 1991's The Silence of the Lambs caused a spike in sales of fava beans and Chianti across the world. Here's to polydactylys everywhere!
George A. Romero's Zombies - No one does zombies better than Romero. And 1968's Night of the Living Dead kicked off an entirely new genre of filmmaking.
Wicked Witch of the West - Made her first cinematic appearance in Kansas in 1939. Eeek! Seeing Miss Gulch ride that bicycle still brings chills.
Wolfman - This lycanthropic creature has caused a fear of full moons for generations... and also a spike in sales of silver bullets. Wolfman first appeared in 1941's The Wolf Man.
Freddy Krueger - A more frightful version of Edward Scissorhands. Lurks in the corners of nightmares. Although he prefers to prey on the teenagers of Springwood, he can make quick mincemeat of anyone. Freddy made his first screen appearance in 1984's Nightmare on Elm Street.
Hal 9000 - Although not a living monster, Hal 9000 - the brains behind the Goodship Discovery on its mission to Jupiter - is as dastardly and deadly as even the most prolific human serial killer. Hal made its first appearance in 1968's 2001: A Space Odyssey.
"Clovie" from Cloverfield - While we don't get a very good look at him/her, what we do see is undoubtedly one of the most destructive of its type ever on film. It walks like a bat, breathes like a lizard, but destroys like Godzilla.
Gwoemul from The Host - From the best Korean movie of all time comes one of the most menacing creatures to ever inhabit the sewers.
The Trolls from Trollhunter - Though we don't really know what a troll is supposed to look like, these guys are pretty convincing. And who says you can't get effective sfw from a low-budget movie?
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