Horror film monsters are the stuff of nightmares, ranging from the classic undead creatures like zombies, vampires, and mummies, to more modern creations like slashers, demons, and aliens. These monsters embody our deepest fears and tap into our primal instincts, making for some of the most thrilling and terrifying moments in cinema.
Dracula is a fictional character created by Bram Stoker in his 1897 novel of the same name, and has since become a pop culture icon.The character is a vampire from Transylvania who seeks to move to England in order to spread his curse of the undead.
Frankenstein films are based on Mary Shelley’s novel and typically feature a mad scientist who creates a monster through various means, often using stolen body parts. The iconic portrayal of the monster by Boris Karloff in Frankenstein 1931 has become a staple of classic horror cinema.
The Wolf Man is a classic horror film from 1941 that tells the story of a man named Larry Talbot, who returns to his ancestral home in Wales and gets bitten by a werewolf. The character of the Wolf Man became an iconic figure in horror cinema, known for his tragic and sympathetic portrayal as a man struggling with a curse that he cannot control.
The Creature from the Black Lagoon is a series of horror films that began with the 1954 film of the same name, and has since spawned two sequels, as well as various adaptations and remakes. The films centre around a prehistoric humanoid creature that lives in the Amazon River and terrorises humans who venture into its territory. The creature’s iconic design, with its amphibious features and webbed hands, has become a staple of monster movie iconography.