Movie Monsters: A Top 20

Posted by: Nick Redfern on December 11th, 2012

Over at, there’s a new post from me on my top 20 monsters of the movies, many of a definitively cryptozoological nature.

And it begins like this…

“They range from a massive, city-destroying reptile to a monstrous ape, a glowing-eyed winged fiend to an oversized spider, a shape-shifting werewolf to a blood-thirsty giant worm, and much, much more. They have given cinema audiences thrills, shocks, scares and frights for decades. And they have achieved legendary status in the worlds of film-making and Hollywood. Some you will know, others may be less familiar. But they all have one thing in common: they fall under the banner of our personal, favourite monsters of the movies. So, sit back, grab a bag of popcorn and a coke, and read on!”

Nick Redfern About Nick Redfern
Punk music fan, Tennents Super and Carlsberg Special Brew beer fan, horror film fan, chocolate fan, like to wear black clothes, like to stay up late. Work as a writer.

4 Responses to “Movie Monsters: A Top 20”

  1. bamsbocce responds:

    I would have included:

    The blood sucking plant monster from the original The Thing from Another World.

    The graboids from Tremors.

    The creature from the Korean film The Host.

    How could they miss the alien(s) from the Alien franchise?

    What about the worst movie monsters? The giant bird from The Claw…

  2. Goodfoot responds:

    Graboids! I agree. Mothman P.: I thought Will Patton should have won Best Supporting Actor that year. He was simply AMAZING. And EERIE.

  3. marcodufour responds:

    I watched The Valley Of Gwangi one New Year’s eve with my family many years ago, brings great memories back along with the film Them too.

  4. Goodfoot responds:

    bamsbocce: That Host critter is my ALL-TIME favorite! YES!! And that early scene with it hanging under the Han River bridge is ETERNALLY etched in my brain! That film’s actually a great Korean “family values” movie. That opening sequence with Scott Wilson, “Mister Kim, the Han River is a very BROAD river….” GAWD, I love Scott Wilson!!!!

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