Top 10 Scariest Movie Monsters

Top 10 Scariest Movie Monsters

Check out this list of the top 10 scariest movie monsters to grace the movie screen. Pumpkinhead and the Lip Stick Face Demon from Insidious are included. WatchMojo posted this video, and I have to say that they included a lot of the movie monsters I would have added.


Brief written list below with movie overviews and trailers.

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Top 10 Scary Movie Monsters List

  1. Lip-Stick Face Demon (Insidious (2010))

    • Insidious (2010)

      Directed by James Wan


      Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: A gripping story of a family in search of help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a coma after a mysterious incident in the attic. Little do they know that there is much more to this endless sleep than meets the eye as they explore the paranormal, and rediscover the past; the key to getting their son back once and for all.
      Cast: Lin Shaye, Patrick Wilson, Leigh Whannell, Joseph Bishara, Ruben Pla, Rose Byrne, Angus Sampson, J. LaRose, Darell M. Davie, Ty…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Fantasy

  2. Mutant Baby (Eraserhead (1977))

    • Eraserhead (1977)

      Directed by David Lynch


      Movie Overview | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: A film that defies conventional logic and storytelling, fueled by its dark nightmarish atmosphere and compellingly disturbing visuals. Henry Spencer is a hapless factory worker on his vacation when he finds out he's the father of a hideously deformed baby. Now living with his unhappy, malcontent girlfriend, the child cries day and night, driving Henry and his girlfriend to near insanity.
      Cast: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Jack Walsh, Judith Roberts, Darwin Joston, Hal Landon Jr., Brad Keeler, Peggy Lynch, Doddie Keeler, Gill…
      Genres: Horror, Fantasy

  3. Pazuzu (The Exorcist (1973))

    • The Exorcist (1973)

      Directed by William Friedkin


      Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother's terminal sickness. And, book-ending the story, a frail, elderly priest recognizes the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy.
      Cast: Max von Sydow, Eileen Dietz, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, John Mahon, Ellen Burstyn, Donna Mitchell, Kitty Winn, Rudolf Schündler, Rudolf…
      Genres: Horror

  4. Pumpkinhead (Pumpkinhead (1988))

    • Pumpkinhead (1988)

      Directed by Stan Winston


      Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: After a group of bikers accidentally murder a young boy named Billy Harley his father Ed harley is devastated and the only thing he wants is revenge and goes to an old woman who is said to be a witch and conjures a demonic creature known as pumpkin head and with Revenge on his Mind unleashes him upon the bikers.
      Cast: Lance Henriksen, Tom Woodruff Jr., George 'Buck' Flower, Dick Warlock, Greg Michaels, Joel Hoffman, Jeff East, Kerry Remsen, Chance Michael…
      Genres: Horror, Fantasy

  5. Humanoid Crawlers (The Descent (2005))

    • The Descent (2005)

      Directed by Neil Marshall


      Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: A woman goes on vacation with her friends after her husband and daughter encounter a tragic accident. One year later she goes hiking with her friends and they get trapped in the cave. With a lack of supply, they struggle to survive and they meet strange blood thirsty creatures.
      Cast: MyAnna Buring, Leslie Simpson, Shauna Macdonald, Craig Conway, Tristan Matthiae, Nora-Jane Noone, Justin Hackney, Stuart Luis, Saskia Mulder, Natalie Mendoza,…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Adventure

  6. Brundlefly (The Fly(1986))

    • The Fly (1986)

      Directed by David Cronenberg


      Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), a brilliant but eccentric scientist attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) by offering her a scoop on his latest research in the field of matter transportation, which against all the expectations of the scientific establishment have proved successful. Up to a point. Brundle thinks he has ironed out the last problem when he successfully transports a living creature, but when he attempts to teleport himself a fly enters one of the transmission booths, and Brundle finds he is a changed man. This Science-Gone-Mad film is the source of the quotable quote "Be afraid. Be very afraid."
      Cast: David Cronenberg, Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Michael Copeman, Leslie Carlson, Joy Boushel, George Chuvalo, Carol Lazare, Shawn Hewitt
      Genres: Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

  7. Pennywise (It (1990))

    • It (1990)

      Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace


      Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: In 1960, a group of social outcasts who are bullied by a gang of greasers led by Henry Bowers are also tormented by an evil demon who can shape-shift into a clown and feed on children's fears and kill them. After defeating the demonic clown as kids, it resurfaces 30 years later and they must finish it off as adults once again.
      Cast: Garry Chalk, Tim Curry, Seth Green, Chelan Simmons, Emily Perkins, Jay Brazeau, Frank C. Turner, Bill Croft, Michael Ryan, Michael…
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Fantasy

  8. Pale Man (Pan’s Labyrinth (2006))

    • Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

      Directed by Guillermo del Toro


      Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: In 1944 falangist Spain, a girl, fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. He tells her she's a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again.
      Cast: Doug Jones, Luke Burnyeat, Federico Luppi, Mario Zorrilla, Maribel Verdú, Sebastián Haro, Álex Angulo, Maribel Verdú, Mila Espiga, Sergi López,…
      Genres: Drama, Fantasy, War

  9. Alien aka Xenomorph (Alien (1979))

    • Alien (1979)

      Directed by Ridley Scott


      Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: In the distant future, the crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up a distress call from a distant moon. The crew are under obligation to investigate and the spaceship descends on the moon afterwards. After a rough landing, three crew members leave the spaceship to explore the area on the moon. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a distress call. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew realizes that they are not alone on the spaceship and they must deal with the consequences.
      Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Tom Skerritt, Yaphet Kotto, Eddie Powell, Bolaji Badejo, Helen…
      Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi

  10. The Thing (The Thing (1982))

    • The Thing (1982)

      Directed by John Carpenter


      Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: A US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research station. They are trying to kill a dog that has escaped from their base. After the destruction of the Norwegian chopper the members of the US team fly to the Norwegian base, only to discover them all dead or missing. They do find the remains of a strange creature the Norwegians burned. The Americans take it to their base and deduce that it is an alien life form. After a while it is apparent that the alien can take over and assimilate into other life forms, including humans, and can spread like a virus. This means that anyone at the base could be inhabited by The Thing, and tensions escalate.
      Cast: Kurt Russell, Adrienne Barbeau, John Carpenter, Keith David, Norbert Weisser, Charles Hallahan, Larry Franco, Wilford Brimley, David Clennon, Richard Dysart,…
      Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery

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