Movie monsters have been with us almost as long as movies have. From the biggest and strongest monsters of the cinema to microscopic critters and even some that are literally inert, the silver screen has been home to just about every kind of monster imaginable. Many monster movies are classics, from James Whale's Frankenstein to Godzilla to The Fly and The Thing, from Alien to Gremlins to Creature from the Black Lagoon. These iconic creature features make up an important part of our cultural imagination.
But not all monster movies get the credit they deserve, and these underrated flicks are fun, fierce, and filled with weird creatures every bit as cool and creepy as their more famous brethren, all of them ripe for rediscovery. Vote up the ones you think deserve to be better known!
- 11,167 VOTESPhoto: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
- 21,096 VOTESPhoto: Universal Pictures
- 3487 VOTESPhoto: Buena Vista Pictures
- 4604 VOTESPhoto: SF Norge A/S
- 5454 VOTESPhoto: Paramount Pictures
- 6397 VOTESPhoto: 20th Century Fox