Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Poll - Classic Movie Monsters

I’m rather insanely busy finishing up a big research paper for class, so in lieu of a real post here’s a new holiday themed poll.

What is your favorite classic movie monster?

  • Vampire
  • Werewolf
  • Invisible Man
  • Gill-Creature
  • Phantom
  • Mr. Hyde (Dr. Jekyll)
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Mummy

The good news is I’m almost done, and I’m hoping to be back up to speed by the end of the week.


  1. Hmm, I know when I was little my favorite movie monster was Godzilla and King Kong. I was very sad when they made a movie when they fought. In my 8-year old mind I always thought they could have been friends. But from that list I am going to have to go with, even though they are sparkly now with Myers and homoerotic with Rice, I like a good old fashion beastly Nosferatu.

  2. It honestly depends on the studio.

    I love Hammer's Dracula much more than Universal's. But I love Universal's (Frankenstein's) Monster more than Hammer's. In the Hammer films, the monster is almost secondary to the character of Frankenstein himself, while in the Universal films the reverse is true.

  3. Tim: I was also sad when I saw that as a boy. But only because it is obvious to any thinking person that Godzilla would have scorched that damn dirty ape before he even had a chance to close with him. Robbed, I tell ya!

    David: I like the poll. It raises some issues for me, like how some iconic monsters are specific individuals, and some are a class of creature. Also some creatures have a very iconic look (if you can read past that redundancy) such as the Gill-man, and others have a lot more story potential (vampire, Frankenstein's monster, Jeckyll/Hyde). So if you were giving away free figurines, I'd take the Gill-man hands down, but if you were wanting to watch a movie or read a book, I'd be much more likely to go with a vampire, werewolf, etc.