Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones
cleolinda

"Best movie monsters"

Oh, whatever. I've seen a lot of lists, but this one is up there:

"Best Movie Monsters"

1: King Kong (King Kong, 1933)

2: Talos (Jason And The Argonauts, 1963)

3: The Alien (Alien, 1979)

4: The T-Rex (Jurassic Park, 1993)

5: The Thing (The Thing, 1982)

6: Shelob (Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King, 2003)

7: The Metaluna Mutant (This Island Earth, 1955)

8: Tetsuo (Akira, 1988)

9: The Skinned Werewolf (The Company Of Wolves, 1984)

10: The Troll (Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, 2001)

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? The Harry Potter troll? Talos? The mutant from This Island Earth? Dude! What monkey crack are you people on? In fact, I don't even think they chose the best monster from Lord of the Rings (girl, please. I have two words for you: BAL and ROG). I bow to the Alien, however. I haven't seen The Company of Wolves, but anything called a "skinned werewolf" works for me, quite frankly. And, unlike the people in the article, I'm not upset that Dracula and Frankenstein's monster were left out, because Dracula has this huge sex appeal thing going and most people seem to feel sorry for Frankenstein's monster.

Clearly, there is but one thing for us to do: run our own poll. First, however, we will need a good pool to chose from, so leave me some comments, people. For our purposes, let's say that we're going to value two things in our monsters: 1) inventiveness/personality, and 2) sheer ability to induce terror. People in the actual article are already complaining about the omission of "Godzilla, the robot endoskeleton at the end of the first Terminator, the final stages of David Cronenberg’s The Fly, The Blob and the flying monkeys in The Wizard Of Oz," Jaws, Freddie Krueger, and Pinhead, among others. (I would also like to know where Sadako/Samara is.) So: this is the nomination stage. And tell other people to come over here, so we get a good pool to choose from.

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