Top 10 Scariest Movie MonstersSo often the perfect ingredient in a good (typically cheesy) horror movie is a fantastically monstrous beast on the prowl for blood. This list compiles the best scary movie monsters ever to terrorize teens on the screen!
The 'Alien' franchise has held itself together pretty well, if you excuse the 3rd and 4th movies, in terms of remaining popular all these years. The first movie came out in 1979. You can probably give thanks to this freaky-looking thing for the series' success. He's big, he's black, he's boney, he's big-headed, he's double-mouthed, and he's absolutely disgusting to look at. That's what makes him beautifully scary.
If I watch the movie, I would have been having nightmares because I have xenophobia.
They mostly come out at night. Mostly...
Cool but also scary.
Guillermo del Toro's disturbing fantasy film, 'Pan's Labyrinth' (2006), will likely go down in history as one of the great fantasy movies of its generation - for the practical effects alone. What truly stands out among the crowd of amazing visuals is the "Pale Man". Honestly, it is his scene that steals the show. We watch as the blind creature, who has no eye sockets, picks up a pair of eyeballs and places them within sockets that he has in the center of his hands. He then positions his hands over his face so that he can look around. (I am shivering typing this. It creeps me out so much.) Honestly, it's gross, but it's awesome.
Guillermo del Toro's 2006 disturbing fantasy film, 'Pan's Labyrinth,' will likely go down in history as a classic movie for its special effects alone. It's got brilliant set pieces, an interesting story, wonderful makeup effects, and this thing. Easily the most memorable moment in the entire film, the "Pale Man," who doesn't have eye sockets, picks up two eyeballs and places them within sockets that are located at the center of each palm. And then he uses them to look around. I'm shivering right now, typing this. He's petrifyingly scary. Enough said.
You know, if I were Ofelia in Pan's Labyrinth, I think I would have squished those eyeballs as a precaution to keep that monster from chasing me while looking with his hands. This brings a whole new meaning to "hands off my bread"!
When I was a little kid watching this, I would get so scared of this thing!
I am referring to the title character that is featured in John Carpenter's 1982 film and its 2011 prequel. It doesn't really have a solidified appearance that we know of since it is basically only ever seen in the form of some other living creature. But when it starts to transform, yuck! This nasty little piece of work deserves top marks for being equal parts nasty, badass, and horrifying.
I can't even explain how creepy this guy is. It's a good thing he's not real.
The scariest thing about The Thing is that it could be anyone...
This creature would give the Xenomorph a run for its money.
At the foundation of this list is the undeniable king of scary movie monsters, Ol' Franky. Throughout the many adaptations of Mary Shelley's brilliantly creepy tale, one incarnation stands out. This monster would likely have never reached the peak of its popularity if not for Boris Karloff's iconic portrayal of the big green brute. He manages to remain unsettling and disturbing to this day, some 80+ years later.
An almost forgotten classic character from the silent film era, Count Orlock remains one of the most frightening-looking monsters and is easily the most frightening vampire ever to grace the big screen. Many people around my age will probably recognize him from appearing briefly in the 'SpongeBob SquarePants' season 2 episode 'Graveyard Shift'. He appears briefly at the very end of the episode. Take one good look at him and tell me he's not terrifying.
Yes, this is scary. I saw the episode Graveyard Shift. So funny, and it came back in the Night Patty, so creepy and weird. I loved it.
Freddy Krueger is my personal favorite. 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' is my favorite movie.
While a shark is as real as you and I, this shark is, undeniably, a monster! He doesn't stop coming. He doesn't seem to feel pain, and seeing the world through his eyes makes the human protagonists seem like insignificant insects awaiting execution from a man-eating killing machine. And that's terrifying.
Dude, it's a shark. It's not that scary.
It seems so real. It lurks in the deep, dark waters like real sharks. It comes close and looks scary.
Any monster that can take out Arnold's entire team of strong men, and almost Arnold himself, is a darn good monster!
Dracula is a vampire. So, he is scary.
In David Cronenberg's 1986 loose remake of the classic 1957 film, 'The Fly', Jeff Goldblum spends almost the entire film slowly turning into a half-man/half-fly hybrid creature that he himself refers to as the "Brundlefly" (his character's name is Seth Brundle). I won't go into too much detail as to what happened to start this horrid transformation, but once the finished result appears on-screen, it's safe to say that it's nothing short of an abomination. I have a hard time watching it now without chuckling slightly to myself, but I definitely feel this monstrous fly-man deserves to be on this list.
He's never given a proper name, so this title will have to do. As you probably realize now, this beast was featured in the wonderfully camp anthology horror-comedy film, 'Creepshow' (1982). His screen time may be brief, but he sure is memorably frightful. Don't be fooled by the kitschy look and feel of the film. It's not a kid's movie by any means.