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"The Lost World" from 1925 should be on here somewhere, I think it was the first dinosaur movie.
10/01/2011 at 04:37 PM
Creepy Creature. Scary!! But they did a good job creating this creature.
Rob Benwell |
10/01/2011 at 11:22 PM
HOW can you have not nominated Pinhead from the Hellraiser series!...one of the scariest MF's I've seen!...yeah the "50 Foot Woman" was far more of a "monster"...NOT
Steve T |
10/02/2011 at 02:11 PM
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005) is the creepiest flick.
10/03/2011 at 12:45 AM
Did you forget the original "Invaders From Mars". This movie gave me and my friends nightmares when we where kids, but loved the movie in spite of being scared out of our wits.
patricia rowe |
10/03/2011 at 11:19 AM
i would've gone with BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN or FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN, personally... but those absent? i'm going with Q.
andy sell |
10/03/2011 at 04:22 PM
The Crawling Eye and The Attack of the Crab Monster are my favorite clips
Jeremy Lee |
10/06/2011 at 11:23 AM
I knew Leo G. Carroll was over a barrel
When Tarantula took to the hills
And I really got hot when I saw Janet Scott
Fight a Triffid that spits poison and kills
Dana Andrews said prunes gave him the runes
And passing them used lots of skills
But when worlds collide, said George Pal to his bride
I'm gonna give you some terrible thrills, like a:
Science Fiction - Double Feature
Dr. X will build a creature
See androids fighting Brad and Janet
Ann Francis stars in Forbidden Planet
Oh-oh at the late night, double feature, picture show.
I wanna go, oh-oh, to the late night double feature picture show.
By RKO, oh-oh, at the late night double feature picture show.
In the back row at the late night double feature picture show.
Jeremy Lee |
10/06/2011 at 11:25 AM
One of the more impressive lists I have seen. But you left off "the Relic" a terribly underrated film. If "Starship Troopers" can make your list, c'mon.
Robb S. |
10/06/2011 at 03:03 PM
One of the best "Monster Movie" lists.... so many people have a misunderstanding of what a monster is- and confuse the genre with horror. Great job, LA Times... and just in time for the holiday season
Rebecca Reynold |
10/07/2011 at 10:46 AM
for me as a kid...several are on the list...
THIS ISLAND EARTH
INVADERS FROM MARS ( Iwas afraid to go to the beach (sand) for a long time
George B. Feist (DUKE) |
10/08/2011 at 09:04 AM
How about the original "The Thing" with James Arness from the early 50s?
10/08/2011 at 07:55 PM
In the Mouth of Madness is scarier than most of the movies on this list,
10/09/2011 at 06:49 PM
where's Invaders From Mars? or Jerusalem's Lot? I saw most of the older ones--and a few of the bad new ones.
10/10/2011 at 07:15 AM
There can be no credible answer beyond Frankenstein or Dracula; they are the foundation of all cinema horror and their influence in literature of all kinds is enormous. I voted Frankenstein because the story has more moral significance, the monster being created by man rather than supernatural means. This gives the creature a pathos that Dracula lacks.
10/10/2011 at 11:15 AM
Howard Hawkes' THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951). The unseen is always the most terrifying!
Joel Cotter |
10/10/2011 at 11:46 AM
You forgot "The Black Cat" Karloff and Lugosi
Jaunty Humphreys |
10/10/2011 at 02:21 PM
The Original 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers', Invaders From Mars', and 'The Thing' not to leave out 'Forbidden Planet', 'This Island Earth' and 'The Brain From Planet Arous'
Tim Roberts |
10/10/2011 at 02:34 PM
reg b |
10/10/2011 at 03:29 PM
I agree Invaders from Mars scared me as a kid, even though you could see the zippers on the backs of their costumes.
James Ph. Kotsybar |
10/11/2011 at 08:09 PM
I was surprised at how many I hadn't seen... thought that I was a monster-movie junkie..
Have to hold off on my opinion until I get those unseen ones into my head! But great list nonetheless...
10/23/2011 at 04:55 PM
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (original from the 50's
10/27/2011 at 06:17 PM
bad user experience
10/31/2011 at 01:10 AM
My boss should've been on there. Or how about Shaq in Kazaam? That was scary.
anthony smith |
10/31/2011 at 07:37 AM
Jaws and The Alien... whit "hats off" to The Predator... But probably the worst was The alien from The Thing..
10/31/2011 at 09:16 AM
What about the Hammer version of The Mummy? best ever.
Brendan Ahearne |
10/31/2011 at 12:25 PM
10/31/2011 at 05:35 PM
Shame on you accursed chordates for omitting The Call of Cthulhu:
Dalek Kitty |
10/31/2011 at 08:20 PM
GARGONS from Teenagers From Outer Space!
10/31/2011 at 11:26 PM
As a fan of scary movies for nearly fifty years now I have to say that no movie has ever frightened me nearly as much as "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"! John Carpenter's "The Thing" is a distant second place and everything else far behind that.
Andy G |
11/01/2011 at 05:43 AM
tremors is my favroite movie of all time i love them all
12/02/2011 at 11:18 AM
For me, Alien is the most monstruous movie by far. I have nightmares with it sometimes.
stomach pain |
01/08/2012 at 02:33 AM
I just saw a good one... "Monsters In The Woods". Will definitely be a classic.
Phil Makr |
04/30/2012 at 09:07 AM
04/30/2012 at 11:24 AM
-The Deadly Spawn
-Invasion of the Body Snatchers
-Tokyo Gore Police
-The Forbidden World
-Antichrist (Willem Dafoe is a monster)
andrew tremblay |
05/01/2012 at 11:19 PM
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