From the curse of the Mummy to giant spiders and rampaging radioactive lizards, this section has all the monster movies to bring your nightmares to life on the screen. These movies will have you on the edge of your seat wondering what monster lurks in the darkness.
Comedy shows about demons and monsters living along side humans to shows about alien conspiracies and the monsters that could be confused with aliens are found in our list of the top monster tv shows.
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An American Werewolf in London (1981)
A pair of American college students on a backpacking tour of Great Britain fall prey to a werewolf that none of the locals admit exists.
Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher
The Babadook (2014)
A single mother, traumatized by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, and comes to discover a sinister presence all around her.
Starring: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight
Directed by: Jennifer Kent
Written by: Jennifer Kent
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and ultimately New York City.
Starring: Lee Van Cleef, Paula Raymond, and Paul Hubschmid
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Mary Shelley reveals that the story of Dr. Frankenstein did not end with the demise of the monster. Henry Frankenstein’s mentor, the demented Dr. Praetorius, has created another monster – this one a female.
Starring: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive
Clash of the Titans (1981)
A film adaptation of the myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda.
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, and Ursula Andress
Video footage discovered after a monster’s devastating attack on New York City tells the story of the attack from the point of view of a small group of increasingly desperate people.
Starring: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
A team of scientists are on the trail of a bizarre prehistoric creature that lives in the depths of the Amazon. Their goal: capture it and bring it back alive for study. The creature has other ideas.
Starring: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning
The Fly (1958)
A scientist working on his newly-invented teleportation device has an accident that leaves him horribly disfigured and searching for a way back to his old life.
Starring: David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price
The Fly (1986)
Director David Cronenberg’s brilliant and grisly reboot of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic revisits the perils of scientific experimentation in truly stomach-churning fashion.
Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz
The original horror film classic based on Mary Shelley’s acclaimed novel; the story of an obsessed scientist who creates a new living being from the body parts of exhumed corpses.
Starring: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff
American nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific creates an implacable, dinosaur-like beast that sets out on a non-stop rampage that lays waste to the city of Tokyo.
Starring: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada
The Host (2006)
A monster emerges from Seoul’s Han River and promptly begins attacking a crowd of onlookers – before abducting the daughter of the owner of a small snack bar.
Starring: David Joseph Anselmo, Philip Hersh, and Brian Rhee
The Howling (1981)
After a traumatic encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent by a therapist to a remote mountain colony whose inhabitants pose certain unique dangers.
Starring: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan
It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955)
A giant Octopus, its appetite ominously changed by radiation from American hydrogen bomb tests, emerges from the depths of the Pacific Ocean to terrorize the California coast.
Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis
Jurassic Park (1993)
A billionaire businessman exploits genetic technology to clone dinosaurs and create a theme park, which suffers a power shortage – leading to horrific consequences for park employees and a small group of visitors.
Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum
King Kong (1933)
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal gorilla who, unfortunately, takes a strong interest in their comely blonde starlet.
Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, and Bruce Cabot
When a child causes the whole family to lose their Christmas spirit, an ancient demonic spirit comes to punish them.
Starring: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania LaVie Owen, and Krista Stadler.
Directed By:Michael Dougherty
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
In this musical horror comedy, a nerdish and unsuspecting florist finds his chance for success and romance while raising an increasingly hungry plant that feeds on human blood.
Starring: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia
The Lost World (1925)
The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.
Starring: Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, and Lewis Stone
Masters of Horror (TV Show 2005-2007)
Anchor Bay has amassed some of the greatest horror film writers and directors to bring to you the anthology series, “Masters of Horror”. The foremost names in the horror film genre have joined forces for the series consisting of 13 one-hour films each season.
Starring: Karen Austin as Mom
J. Winston Carroll as General
Miho Ninagawa as Naomi Saito
A brilliant neurosurgeon living in Germany finds his life in utter turmoil after getting involved with a psychopath who was once a former patient.
Starring: Liam O’Brien as Kenzou Tenma
Karen Strassman as Anna Liebert
Richard Epcar as Inspector Heinrich Lunge
The Mummy (1932)
The mummy of an Egyptian priest is discovered by an archaeological expedition and revived when the assistant of the expedition leader foolishly reads an ancient scroll.
Starring: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners
The Mummy (1999)
Comedic, bombastic, and CGI-heavy, this remake of the 1932 classic tells the story of an American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig, who accidentally reanimates a Mummy.
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah
Piranhas with a taste for human flesh are accidentally released into resort waters at Lost River Lake, where they quickly zero in on crowds of unsuspecting vacationers.
Starring: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich,Kevin McCarthy
A portion of the tail of a prehistoric reptile is discovered in Denmark and regenerates into the entire reptile.
Starring: Dirch Passer, Carl Ottosen, and Ann Smyrner
R.L. Stine’s “The Haunting Hour” (TV Show 2010-2014)
R.L. Stine leads young viewers on a creepy tour of tales featuring life-sized dolls, werewolves and carnival clowns that are stalking children.
Starring: Jeny Cassady as Lily D
Dan Payne as The Golem
Bailee Madison as Lilly Cauldwell
The Shallows (2016)
A young medical student travels to a secluded beach for a much needed break after the death of her mother. When surfing alone, she is attacked by a great white shark. She is then stranded on a rock in the ocean while the predator waits for her in the water.
Starring:Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen, Sedona Legge, Pablo Calva, Diego Espejel, and Janelle Bailey.
Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
Written by: Anthony Jaswinski
Atomic tests in New Mexico have transformed common ants into huge, irradiated, man-eating monsters that threaten the city of Los Angeles in this superior thriller.
Starring: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon
Ugly Americans (TV Show 2010-2012)
Take New York City, add every horrifying beast, science-fiction freak, and fantasy faerie, shake thoroughly, and you’ve got Ugly Americans.
Starring: Matt Oberg as Mark Lilly
Natasha Leggero as Callie Maggotbone
Kurt Metzger as Randall Skeffington
The Wolf Man (1941)
A level-headed man returning home to reconcile with his father is attacked by a creature of legend, and infected with a horrible disease which his rational mind insists can’t possibly exist.
Starring: Claude Rains, Warren Williams, Ralph Bellamy, and more
The X-Files (TV Show 1993-2002)
FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are a study in contrasts: Mulder is a believer in the paranormal while Scully is skeptical. Together, they investigate paranormal cases which takes them all the way to alien conspiracies within the U.S. government and even puts their lives and careers at risk.
Starring: David Duchovny as Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully
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