Alien. Dracula. Freddy Krueger. Predator. These are just some of the most feared – and beloved – movie monsters of all time. But not all monsters are created equal, even among their own kind.
Here is a short selection of the worst movie monsters ever.
Robot Monster (1953)
Purists might prefer Plan 9 From Outer Space but for my money, Robot Monster is the worst movie of all time.
Roger Ebert said that the film is only as good as its villain. Ro-Man – a guy in a gorilla suit with a diving helmet – is laughably terrible.
Invisible Invaders (1959)
Bart Simpson once observed: “You know what’s scarier than nothing? Everything!” This B movie presents yet another 1950s alien invasion. This time the aliens are invisible so they have to constantly bump into furniture or drag their feet so that the audience might see them.
Later, they thankfully start possessing human corpses.
Even masters begin somewhere. Rick Baker, winner of seven Academy Awards for his make-up effects, started with a film about a guy wearing a fake octopus head and several rubber tentacles.
Night of the Lepus (1972)
It’s Star Trek‘s Doc McCoy vs. giant bunnies! Adorable!
The Blood Freak (1972)
The story follows a Vietnam veteran whose addiction to marijuana turns him into a turkey-headed vampire craving the blood of other addicts. That’s some hard-hitting social commentary, people.
Welcome Home Brother Charles (1975)
It’s a blaxsploitation tale of a bloodthirsty 30-foot long penis. What more do you need? What more could you possibly ask for?
Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)
So, there’s this bed and it’s somehow possessed by a demon. And now, whenever someone accidentally visits this remote ruined mansion and maybe decides to take a nap in this one bed, he totally gets eaten.
Troll 2 (1990)
There aren’t any trolls in Troll 2 but there are goblins aplenty. Unfortunately for them, the little guys are vegetarians. The only way for goblins to consume people is to trick them into eating magical vegetables that will turn them into a cabbage soup.
The Refrigerator (1991)
You know that scene in Ghostbusters when Sigourney Weaver’s fridge contains a portal to hell? They made an entire movie about that.
Jack Frost (1997)
There are two Jack Frosts. One is a family comedy about a mass murderer reborn as a killer snowman. The other is a horror movie starring Michael Keaton.
Danijel Štriga (@Glupinickname) is a sleeper agent from behind the Iron Curtain. When he’s not watching TV or playing computer games, he enjoys discussing movies and playing P&P RPGs.