Hello there, everyone! Have you ever wondered if monsters exist? What if you notice tentacles growing from beneath your bed? Monsters does not employ all monsters. Incidentally, what if it’s a predatory species? Monsters appear in different shapes and sizes, with large claws, long fangs, blue eyes, and fused limbs.
We’ve seen movies featuring terrifying visuals of strange animals over the years, including those that just made it past the horror cut-offs. Directors and writers have practically exhausted all permutations and combinations in eliciting applaudable dread from their viewers, and have occasionally overlooked providing the character a significant amount of screentime. The reason in the picture, not simply the outfit or look, is what makes a monster worth a scare, and as a result, the monsters’ characters are complicated. You should realise that not everyone is looking for blood!
Some are just malevolent, while others want to rule over other species, including humans. These hardy critters occasionally steal the show, leaving viewers anxiously anticipating their return. Not often, but occasionally, fans are dissatisfied with the amount of time these monsters spend on screen, therefore today we’ll discuss 14 horrible yet excellent lore creatures who featured in horror films for a little period of time.
Pearl– Blade (1998)
What do we know about vampires after all these years of narrative pictures and movies? They’re vicious, right? Charming? Have gorgeous characteristics that drive adolescent females crazy? That isn’t the case with Marvel’s old fat vampire Pearl, who made an appearance in the film Blade.
His strengths and weaknesses are those of any regular vampire but corpulence and cowardice make him the Achilles heel of the vampire society. Unlike conventional vampires, he settles for devouring children. There isn’t much detail about Pearl’s origin in Marvel and his overgrown body leaves the question about him being a part of an unidentified vampire race.
However, his knowledge about predating history is way superior to Deacon Frost, the primary antagonist of the film and Gitano Dragonetti, the leader of The House of Erebus. In the movie, Pearl is the most reliable adviser for The House of Erebus’ scientific field project about the history, generations before vampire origins.
He is intelligent and helped his protector and master, Frost, in translating the lost pages of Erebus. In the movie, he is caught and interrogated by Blade and Karen in the House of Erebus while passing Frost information about the return of the Blood God LA Magra. On being tortured for his initial non-cooperation, Pearl reveals to them about the soon-coming apocalypse planned by Deacon Frost and how it’s impossible to stop vampires from conquering the world.
Karen tortures Pearl with a UVA sunlight torch, burning him down to a grotesque state. However, it’s unknown to us, the audience whether it killed him or left him with severe injuries. Pearl’s role in the plot is significant but is depicted as a weak and sly character who despite his intelligence and usefulness can be ditched and disposed of easily.
Sarah Creature – The Void Monster (2016)
After that, we have a terrifying creature. Well, the first one was terrifying, too, but this one is the genuine deal. “The Sarah Creature,” as it’s known. A quadrupedal zombie-like monster infected with a variety of illnesses. This terrifying monster is featured in the 2016 Canadian horror film “The Void.”
A true devil. Previously known as Sarah Powell, the Sarah Creature is a crucial antagonist in the movie. In the movie, Sarah Powell dies, which her father, Dr Powell, cannot bear. To bring his daughter back from the dead, the doctor makes a deal with an interdimensional being, but at what cost?
She does come back but as a deformed mutant beast. As I stated earlier, she becomes a creature which in no way looks like a human, well mostly a beast with necrotic flesh and tentacles. Like a huge gorilla, the creature walks on its knuckles and has a skull-like face, with its bottom jaw replaced by tentacles.
As horrifying as it looks, there’s more! The creature possesses superhuman strength, can spread infection and hold its prey with tentacles. The fate of the creature is to stay trapped in the hospital basement in the pocket dimension. The Sarah Creature is the result of copulation between Dr Powell and a young pregnant teenager. During the behind the scenes for the making of the movie, she was known as a Fetus Monster.
Candle Cove – Channel Zero
The first episode of “Channel Zero,” an American horror anthology television series, was inspired by an online creepypasta horror story “Candle Cove,” authored by web cartoonist and novelist Kris Straub. Only the youngsters of Iron Hill could see Candle Cove, a spooky pirate-themed puppet theatre series.
The thrilling television series, “Channel Zero” is mixed with awesome plot twists and for those who haven’t watched it yet, Spoiler Alert! In the story Mike Painter, a child psychologist returns to his hometown Iron Hill in Ohio to investigate the case of five children who went missing and were murdered. One of them was his identical twin Eddie. He recalls watching an old TV series “Candle Cove” as kids, and the murders that happened during the period of its broadcast. Children of the town were heavily engrossed in the series whereas parents and adults could only see static.
However, the show suddenly went off air without any announcement and came back once Mike revisited his town. The twisted plot finally leads to Eddie who had superpowers and needed to feed on young children’s blood to sustain. The television series was the center of all miseries in the town and there are rumors which say that this bizarre show did exist at some point. What do you think? Have u seen any such creepy shows in your childhood days?
The Pale Man – Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Next, we have a terrifying monster that makes us feel uneasy since I’m sure you’ve never seen anything like it. “The Pale Man” is a pale, human-like monster who preys on tiny children and has a terrible look due to his lack of eyes. His eyes are instead found in both of his palms. Being the potential adversary of the 2006 Spanish dark fantasy drama film, “Pan’s Labyrinth”, we see the Pale Man as a terrifying monster.
Even though he appeared in only one scene, the horrors of the pale man have provided us with plenty nightmares ever since. In the movie, the protagonist, Ofelia enters the Pale Man’s lair where she witnesses his still, lifeless body, with the eyeballs placed in a plate as if it is a served meal. In a huge room, whose walls full of artworks are depicting the gruesome deeds of the pale man, we see stacked shoes of all the children whom the monstrous creature has previously killed and eaten up.
The pictures on the wall expose how merciless and inhumane the Pale Man is, as he feeds on small helpless children one by one. The creature comes back to life as Ofelia eats a grape from the luring feast, which by the way was warned against and opposed by the little fairies who were helping her. Following this, we see the Pale Man chasing Ofelia, and after she escapes the room, the Pale Man eats the heads of the fairies. To Ofelia, the Pale Man represents the Captain and the reality of the adult world, as the child’s innocence is shattered after viewing the merciless killings.
Cthulhu – Underwater (2020)
And now we’ve arrived at the final one, the colossal one, the one and only Cthulhu. We have this gigantic behemoth from the 2020 science-fiction thriller/horror flick “Underwater.” Cthulhu initially appeared in American horror writer H.P Lovecraft’s writings. The creature is described as a mix of an octopus and a dragon with a humanoid shape in his novel “The Call of Cthulhu.”
He is introduced as a god and the leader of the Old Ones, a species that came to earth before humans. According to the mythos, Cthulhu lives under the earth’s crust and mankind lives in constant fear of him being awakened. In the movie, Cthulhu is a major antagonist but it has been reinterpreted as a humongous underwater beast but with no supernatural powers.
As the plot explains, in the ocean full of various organisms, Cthulhu is the alpha among the Xothians. He is shown as harmless and non-hostile; majorly he’s the protector of the abyss. But towards the end of the movie, we see his gigantic presence as he intends to destroy the underwater station where the protagonists are present.
As the huge sea creature wreaks havoc, the other creatures pursue the human survivors in the escape capsules in an attempt to destroy them. The protagonist, Norah, sacrifices her life with the motive of eliminating the creatures, as she increases the station’s energy level causing it to meltdown, which would trigger a massive explosion killing all the creatures. With four eyes, a tentacled beard, deadly fangs and a body as large as a mountain, Cthulhu gives us the chills
Wire Twins – Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
“The Wire Twins,” as shown in the 2000 horror sequel “Hellraiser,” are sexual predators who satiate their hunger with their bizarre beauty and seduction talents. They are sadomasochistic twin cenobites that provide agony and pleasure to all souls in Hell. In ancient times, the Wire twins were human twin sisters who were extremely consumed by their beauty, idolizing each other.
They were self-centered, and were considered sinners desiring and desired by many for sexual gratification. They later stumbled into the Labyrinth where the Leviathan expanded their minds and warped them into cenobites so that they enjoy flesh and torture for eternity. The wire twins wore revealing cenobite attires and had their stomachs held open by wires.
Gruesome, isn’t it? The term “wire twins” fit for the wire outgrowths from their body and bald head. Their tongues are long black and snakelike which they used for their oral seductive skills. They both have symbols carved on their heads. One with a sickle and two dots and the other with a bigger sickle and a line through it.
In the movie, a corrupted Denver police indulging in drugs and infidelity named Joseph Thorne experiences hallucinations when he gets seduced by the Wire Twins creeping out from a vent in the wall. The scene is equally horrific and erotic where the sisters slide their hands inside Thorne’s skin caressing him and smudging the blood all over his chest and abdomen. Thorne is shown to be terrified but also enjoys the pleasure, thereby verifying how skilled the duo was. Directed by Scott Derrickson, the wire twin scene from the movie “Hellraiser: inferno” is a pretty messed up scene, or is it not?
Behemoth – The Mist (2007)
Have you ever heard of the “Behemoth” legend? If you haven’t already, you’re in for a treat! The Behemoth from the film “The Mist” is up next. The Bible describes the Behemoth as one of God’s most powerful creatures. An extraordinarily massive monster that, despite its enormous size, is completely harmless.
The possible look of a Behemoth is portrayed differently in different places, like here in the movie it looks like a gigantic arthropod, somewhere else it is portrayed as a giant hippopotamus and somewhere it is shown as a humongous gorilla with large teeth like an elephant. Yes, you all heard it right! It feeds mostly upon grass and leaves.
A creature who can’t be defeated by anything, let alone mankind. Only its creator, that is God himself, can kill it. As stated in the Bible, Job 40:18; the mighty animal’s “bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like bars of iron”. It is considered to be the strongest creature ever and it’s one single roar can keep all the animal life in check, preventing them from being hostile towards each other.
As seen in the movie “The Mist”, the Behemoth is one of the creatures that appeared due to the mist! A six-legged, insect-like, “impossibly tall creature” that it is,it stimulates a chill through the spine as we see it in the film. A non-hostile creature is only considered a threat due to its lack of noticeability of the tiny things beneath it, as it can step on to crush anything to death. It appears in the movie when David and his group escape from the grocery store and drive past a road that the humongous creature was crossing.
Carnictis – King Kong (2005)
Have you ever considered tapeworms becoming colossal? This one, on the other hand, is a pleasure for all abstract thinkers. Carnictis are predatory enormous tapeworm-like monsters that live in the lukewarm sludge at the bottom of the abyssal plains, as shown in the film “King Kong.” They are sedentary, slow-moving species native to Skullisland’s interior. Director Peter Jackson portrayed them as one of the most sickening and unwavering scavengers of Skull Island.
It is assumed that these obscene creatures sensed vibrations of their prey as they lacked eyes and a face. Their ancestors resided in the guts of predatory dinosaurs where they survived on their host’s undigested food.
At some point in history, these parasites manage to evolve and survive outside the host’s body owing to the suitable warm conditions of the geothermal spring-fed sludge of the abyss. It is believed that their paradigm shift in survival needs happened after a V.rex fell dead into the pit. The parasites, leaving the dead host, managed to adapt in the organic sludge of the chasm and became the sedentary scavenger/predators.
These horrific creatures were restricted to certain sinkholes with suitable environments, but their eggs could survive decades in their dormant state, waiting for favorable conditions to hatch and spread. In the movie, they are confined to a scene where a human crew falls into the abyss. Along with various other enlarged and vicious arachnids and arthropods like the Arachno-Claw, the Carnictis also managed to grab a share of their prey.
Lumpy, a member of the unfortunate crew, was the first one to be attacked by these repulsive creatures. He fought bravely and seemed pretty relentless initially but later, could not escape their wrath. After slicing off at least two of the hideous Carnictis’ heads with his machete, Lumpy could not manage another one swallowing his leg and finally gave up, only to be devoured and swallowed by the Carnictis.
Merman – The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
Next, we have a film that has not one, two, or three monsters, but a slew of them straight out of your most strange nightmare. But don’t worry, we’ll be discussing the Merman, one of the creatures from the 2011 film “The Cabin in the Woods.”
The Merman, like a Mermaid, is a half-fish, half-human monster with unruly black hair on its head, a blowhole on its back, flaccid blue skin, and a shark-like huge mouth with vicious fangs. It belongs to the species, merfolk, which are only present in mythology, and it kills its prey by attacking them with its big sharp teeth and then blowing their blood out through its blowhole.
In the movie, the Merman was one of the several monsters that were kept in the facility, but we do not see it until towards the end. Never having witnessed the Merman before, engineer Steve Hadley put a bet on it, as he was curious about the monster’s appearance, power and everything else. Despite being all-powerful in water, even with their ability to survive on land, the monster is massively slow, heavy and bulky on land which makes them ineffective at attacking.
They can only succeed at killing incapacitated victims. Presumably, the Merman was summoned to target and kill the victims swimming in the waters, where this beast is lethal. Spoiler alert if you haven’t watched the movie yet, but in the ending sequence we get to witness the monstrous appearance of the Merman, where it kills the injured Steve Hadley when there was a breach in the facility’s control room, which is an iconic scene in the movie.
The Trench – Aquaman (2018)
There were a lot of notable villains and heroes in DC comics that got a lot of screen time in movies. There are a few monster-like characters, though, about whom we don’t talk much. The race known as “The Trench” was one of them. “The Trench,” who originally appeared in DC Comics’ “Aquaman” Volume 7 issue 1 before the seven kingdoms were destroyed, were normal inhabitants of Atlantis.
The term “The Trench” derives from the Mariana Trench, which was where they lived. Owing to the harsh living conditions at the deepest part of the world in the ocean, they grew into savage and monstrous beings with no empathy and submitted to their primal instinct to feed. They are nocturnal and are scared of bright light. Compared to other Atlantians they are more durable, and fought without weapons.
In the movie “Aquaman”, Arthur Curry and Mera encounter the Trench during their journey through the Mariana Trench in search of Atlan’s trident. Since they attacked in massive herds, Arthur and Mera had to flee and outrun them which they barely managed, and escaped to the Hidden Sea. As individuals, they went a few rounds with two of the strongest Atlantians;Mera and Arthur, which reveals that they are pretty powerful predators, their main advantage being their numbers.
There were thousands of these creatures chasing the two Atlantians, leaving them no choice but to escape. It can be assumed that Atlanta, Arthur’s mother and the queen of Atlantis also managed to survive the trench by escaping through their one-way portal to the Hidden Sea. The trench despite being barbaric, fought alongside Arthur aka Aquaman against Orm Marius aka Ocean Master and his army after he claimed Atlan’s trident.
Medusa – Clash Of The Titans (2010)
Aren’t we all familiar with the name “Medusa”? We are all aware of the horrors of this cursed monster by the goddess Athena thanks to allusions in storybooks, video games, and movies.
Medusa was the mortal sister of the three Gorgon sisters, according to Greek mythology. Medusa was cursed with the capacity to petrify men with just one gaze when her hair was replaced with snakes and her skin and wings turned golden. As we go down the lines of Greek mythology, we find the tale of three exceptionally beautiful sisters, Stheno, Euryale and Medusa.
Medusa who was goddess Athena’s prized priestess was sexually ravished by the sea god, Poseidon, following which Athena turned the three sisters into Gorgons and isolated them to an island where the two immortal sisters prevented any man from trespassing, protecting their mortal sister Medusa. Medusa stayed confined in the abandoned temple in the heart of the island.
In the 2010 remake of the movie “Clash of Titans”, we see Perseus and his companions travel to the lair of Medusa in the Underworld, as he was instructed by the Stygian Witches that they must visit Medusa’s lair if they intend to defeat and kill the Kraken. In their journey, they finally encountered the legendary Medusa, who in the movie was played by Natalia Vodianova.
With the help of amazing CGI, Medusa was vividly portrayed as a skilled archer, with the body of half a human and half snake. As Perseus and his companions enter the lair, they are chased by the horrifying Medusa. Ixas, Eusebius and Draco ended up as stone statues as they were glared at by Medusa, Sheikh Sulieman on the other hand sacrificed his life, intending to damage and explode Medusa.
In the climax of the scene, we see Perseus using his wit as he spots Medusa with the help of a mirror shield and finally beheads her with his sword/dagger, and her body burns as it gradually falls into the lava.
Mannequin Spider – Silent Hill Revelation (2012)
Are you fed up with all of these monsters and creatures? The next creature is just as horrible and terrifying as the other ones, yet it doesn’t look anything like them. You’ve never seen anything like it. The “Mannequin Spider” or “Mannequin Monster” from the 2012 film “Silent Hill: Revelation” transforms victims into mannequins and disguises them as such.
As the name states, a monster or a spider-like creature, with a disturbing appearance indeed puts us in a state of terror and unease. In the film, we see Heather Mason accidentally entering the creature’s lair in the underworld. There she encounters the entity when she saves a helpless girl Suki, after witnessing the transformation of another girl into a mannequin.
The creature then caresses the recently turned mannequin’s breast and then rips off its head, making it a part of the creature’s hand. It surprisingly attacks and traps only female victims on its web and we will soon be revealing why.
Now coming back to the movie, as Heather and Suki try to escape the lair, the freaking monster horrifyingly chases them, trapping them behind a rack where it reveals its disturbing face by splitting the mannequin mask vertically. Heather and Suki somehow evade the danger and are about to escape the lair by disappearing through a vent, when suddenly the mannequin spider grabs Suki and drags her back to its lair, probably killing her afterwards.
The Mannequin spider despite being a vivacious creature is portrayed as a huge spider-like being with the arms and faces of several mannequins, symbolizing real people. Female mannequins are often tall, graceful, flawless, and could stand for how teenage girls often find themselves trying to strive for these ideals. Now as to the reason why the Mannequin monster attacks only females. The tendency is due to it being confined in the storeroom or its lair, which has only female mannequins.
Wife And Son Monster – Color Out Of Space (2019)
How many times have we witnessed nefarious extraterrestrial entities attempting to destroy our planet? Is it too much? Have you ever considered how screwed up and frightening it may be? Do you believe you’ve witnessed every imaginable combination of disasters that an extraterrestrial entity may cause? In such case, you should view the film “Color Out Of Space,” in which the Wife and Son Monster, a weird invention of the “Color,” is shown.
In the movie, the gardener Nathan, along with his wife and children living on his father’s farm experience the wrath of a meteorite with an extraterrestrial force or entity called the “Color” crash landing in their estate. The entity altered the flora and fauna in and around the farm, and also got their car and internet to malfunction.
Nathan’s wife Theresa, and their youngest child Jack get struck by the “Color’s” violet aura and get fused into a deranged mass. This amalgamated mass of the two is referred to as the “Wife And Son” Monster. As disturbing as it gets, they are shown to feel distressed when sunlight falls on them. They are shifted to the attic for their comfort and one night Nathan’s daughter, Lavinia gets locked in by his aggressive father.
The mother-son infused mass then gets transformed into a deadly and terrifying monster, walking towards Lavinia and freaking her out. The alien entity seemed to have a mutating effect on the mother and child which transformed them into such an obscene monster that is terrifying to watch on the big screen.
The Wife and Son Monster had a very short screen time, as their fused body soon gets shot by Nathan, once at the wife’s side of the body and then the posterior son’s side. The short span of the Wife and Son monster in the movie was enough to bring out the horror and malice of the cataclysmal alien force, The Color.
The Engineer – Hellraiser
“Hellraiser” is undeniably one of those horror film franchises with a disproportionate number of messed-up and deformed wicked monsters and people, each with a horrible genesis storey and gruesome look. “The Engineer” is one such horrible and deformed monster. The Engineer, when it first appears, appears to be the only one of his kind, with scales and human skin and flaming cat-like eyes.
With hands-like appendages and a scorpion-like tail, the species hung upside down from its rear limbs from the Labyrinth walls. So, what’s its origin? The Engineer is believed to have existed in its human form millions of years ago, even before the cenobites, and can be assumed to be the first one to open the gates of hell.
The Engineer seemed to be more of a species who would be serving the Labyrinth and occasionally taking part in the actions of a certain Gash. In the movie, “Hellraiser”,Kirsty opens the Lament configuration, a fictional puzzle box that summons the Sadomasochist cenobites and opens the door to the Labyrinth.
Perplexed, Kirsty walks through the door hearing a baby’s scream, only to be chased by the Engineer for her flesh. Kirsty outruns the engineer and solves the puzzle to close the door. Kirsty is then visited by the cenobites, whom she leads to Frank in exchange for her life. The Engineer had several other appearances in comics and other Hellraiser sequels but in this movie, there was this short one, which despite its screen time was enough to stir the audience with its plight.