The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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List Criteria: Any monster from film, literature or myth

This list of the greatest monsters and creatures of all time ranks the scary, the sly, the freaky, the brutal and the dangerous. Everyone loves the monster, especially when it creeps into your dreams at night. Now, rank your favorite monsters from books and movies to determine which of these strangest creatures reigns supreme. Just think, this list could help answer the question, "Which monster rules?" If you see any awesome monsters that are missing, add them. And if you really want to impact this list's ranking, reorder your own list as you see fit and add it.

What are the most awesome terrifying monsters and creatures of all time? This list will help you determine which of these creatures are cool and amazing. Yes, while some of them may be a bit weird and strange, there's no questioning how awesome they are. That's for sure. Vote for the best movie monsters and creatures from pop culture. 
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    Dragon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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    Dragon Mythology

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    A Shoggoth on the Roof, Cthulhu Mythos

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    Werewolf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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    Werewolf

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    Alien, Alien vs. Predator, AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem

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    Godzilla vs. Gigan, Godzilla, Godzilla: Final Wars

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    Kraken is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Kraken

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    Middle-earth

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    Hydra is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Hydra

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    The Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    The Basilisk

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    Hercules, Xanadu

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    Demon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Demon

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    Vampire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Vampire

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    Zombie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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    Zombie

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    Wrath of the Titans, Ariadne's Thread, Inkheart Greek Mythology

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    Hercules

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    Natural Born Killers, Casino Royale, The Ghost of Frankenstein

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    Angel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Angel

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    Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Griffin

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    Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Mermaid

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    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the ...

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    Vampire

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    Gremlin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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    Gremlin Gremlins

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    King Kong, The Mighty Kong

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    Centaur is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Centaur

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    Rabbit of Caerbannog is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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    Rabbit of Caerbannog The Killer Rabbit from Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail

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    Beowulf

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    Succubus

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    Unicorn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Unicorn

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    Shapeshifter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Shapeshifter

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    Kaiju is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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    Kaiju Giant, city-stomping Japanese monsters

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    Ghost is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Ghost

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    The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate Avengers 2, Hulk Vs

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    Fenrir is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Fenrir Norse Mythology

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    Harpy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Harpy

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    Devil is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Devil

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    Elf is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Elf

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    Satyr is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Satyr

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    Nymphs is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Nymphs

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    Cthulhu Mythos

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    The Thing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time

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    The Thing The Thing

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    Chupacabra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Chupacabra

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    Sphinx

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    Creature from the Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Awesome Monsters & Creatures of All Time


    Creature from the Black Lagoon

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