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Monsters! What scares you?

Updated on December 15, 2012
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What kind of monster scares you?

We have all watched those monster movies with vampires, werewolfs, and aliens. But what really creeps you out more than anything? Is it the way it looks? it's behavior, the creepy sound it makes? Monsters that suddenly appear from nowhere? Those pesky aliens that are living in your stomach until they burst out of your chest...singing hello my baby!

I am not talking about those stupid slasher flicks, or mutants with chainsaws. No, I'm talking about those beings that have only one thing on their mind. And, that is having you for dinner, or maybe a snack, after already have eaten a pack of cub scouts.

I think the best example of this would be the movie "Aliens". Nevermind the actors, or the film itself. Just the idea that there are these creatures out there, that you know it is just a matter of time before they come for you, gives me a really creepy feeling inside. half of your friends have already been snatched, and impregnated with aliens. Just the idea of that thing crawling out of the egg and jumping on your face! EWE!!!

But, what about a monster that is right in front of your face. It's there, but you don't know it is a monster until it is too late. maybe it is something you see every day, or have passed by in your car for years on your way home from work. It reveals itself slowly, picking off your neighbors and friends one at a time, only nobody ever sees it happen, because it only kills at night.

Someone discovers the dead, and assumes there is a murderer in town. the body is all hacked up, not much left. Then, they find another, and another. but, the creature allways goes back to the same spot and remains unsuspected. Until someone finally puts the pieces together. But, only a general central location around the monster, and not discover the monster itself.

Now here's where the fun comes in. You're a detective. You get to decide which of these items could be the creature. But, if you are wrong, you're dead. It doesn't discriminate, it only eats and waits for it's next victum. Here are your items.

A tree, a large rock, a bed of flowers, a thick row of pricker bushes, a hole in the ground, the ground itself, and, that old fallen log that has been there for years. Which one is it? Only i and the monster know the answer. But there's a twist to the game.

You'll think this is pretty easy, until I let you know that i am not going to give away the monster until I get at least 50 responces. So, tell your friends to visit my hub. I am going to enjoy making you all suffer! LOL!

Just kidding. Care to guess?





Pick Your Items Here!

Which would you most suspect? What could be the monster?

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Would you like answers to the above poll?

I know it has been quite a long time since I updated this hub, so I thought I would update you on my monster poll. Well, I will say that some of the people who have taken this poll have suffered a horrible death! as they were wrong! And, my creature had some of you for dinner. Not saying that anyone escaped, but, it could be that you just run very very fast! LOL!

I am glad that you took the time to take this poll. It proves to me that it's remotely interesting to someone! Thanks for taking the time to guess. I'll keep an eye on things and post the answer sometime in 2012! Just need to get more voters! So, if you can send some my way I would appreciate it. And, my monster is getting hungry!! VERY HUNGRY!!

Here is an update for 2012! For those of you who guessed And old fallen down log, the ground itself, or a hole in the ground. The creature made a very nice meal out of you, and what's left of you is at the local science lab, where they have discovered alien spit in your corpse! But, they do not know that it is alien spit, all they know is that it looks really nasty, and you don't looks so good as a result. So, I'll give you time to guess again, that is if you have not been eaten already.

How does this monster kill? Update!

I will be updating this hub occassionally with little tibits of info. Lke how does this Monster Kill? Is it a quick painless death? Or, is it a slow gnawing death, where the Monster is eating you while you are still alive? Or, maybe it is like a spider, filling you with venom that only leaves you temporarily paralized so it can eat you at it's leisure?

And what exactly happens when it eats you? Does it have a mouth with sharp pointy teeth? Or does it rip your body apart and drink from you with a strawlike tounge? Or maybe it is like a sponge only after your body fluids absorbing them by clinging to your body like a leech. Or maybe it cuts open small gashes in your body, and, has a long snakelike tounge eating your inards from the inside, so it only looks like murder.

How does it find you? Does it stalk you like a murderer? Or is it like a wild animal that you just happen to encounter and it just aimlessly wanders hoping to find prey? Or, is it a more intelligent creature, setting up an elaborate trap, and just patiently waits for it's next victum.

Another one I happen to like...and it's evil! Lets say you have been attacked by the creature, and you survive! But, it did serious damage to you, and you can not talk, because it ate your tounge, or your body does not function, but your mind does. You want to tell everyone about the creature, to warn them that it exists, but, you can't.....but, eventually you recover, to tell your story. Would you be willing to help hunt down the creature?

The investigators need you! Are you willing to help?

Or! Another twist! You are responsible for this creature being unleashed. Maybe it's an alien escaped from your research lab, or maybe it is a military project gone wrong! You know all about it, how it lives what it looks like, how to kill it.. But, you are being paid big bucks to keep your mouth shut. Do you help? Or do you buy yourself a new Lexus? But, then there is always that Hollywood ending. Maybe your free ride is about to end, and your payout is about to turn into a quick trip to the cemetery! What are you going to do?

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2012 Monster Kill Update!

The monster is similar to a spider, filling you full of poison and then eating you at it's leisure. It does not hunt you, it just lays in wait, and if you are near by, it strikes, and then goes back to hide, and leaves what's left of your body to go back to it's hiding spot. But, is it hiding, or is it really in plain site? Another thing to know, is that the reason the creature eats only at night, is because it is sensitive to the sun, and spends most of the daytime sleeping. But, if you piss it off during the day, it will attack, and can kill more than one person at a time.

This monster is also very hard to kill. You can't kill it with any kind of gun, you'll only make it mad. But, lucky for you, it doesn't move very fast, and you might get away. But, it can still kill you if you get too close. 100 feet, and you could still be taken down. A little dynamite might work, but, splitting up the creature without killing it, will only result in eventually having more of them. So, you may think it's dead, while it's still alive.

If this sounds scary and cool to you, let me know!

Movie Monsters That Give Me Chills

 1. Aliens.

 This movie probably has the most creepy creatures I have seen. They are big, nasty looking, and obviously will not stop hunting you until you are cocooned, and waiting to be impregnated with their offspring. Or, just thrash you to death if you are not worth the effort. The idea of using them for a weapon, was very scary. But, you know some war monger would certainly consider it. Even more so, with the next creature feature on my list.

2. The Blob. (The modern version with really gross special effects.)

 While not as scary as aliens, the blob is nothing more than a constant eating machine, it never seems to stop. So, if you are in it's path, you're going to be devoured and dissolved within seconds. The only good thing about the blob is that it doesn't move very fast, so you can outrun it. but, if there was a whole army of them. One can only imagine.

3. Starship Troopers.

Alien Bugs, big nasty ugly bugs, flying, crawling, eating machines. I saw this movie, and went good god! Why are these morons going to this planet! There is no way in hell, you are going to get me on a ship to go fight them. Because I know I would be their first meal. probably one of the flying ones that swoops me to it's lair and sucks out my brain! YUM!

4. Eight Legged Freaks

This was a comedy, but, just imagine giant spiders. So big, they can pick you up, like the nasty black spider in Lord of the Rings. Stalking you. getting you in a web, only so you can be taken to an even bigger spider that will eat you. I don't like Spiders, or, any stingy insects. Really big ones would not be good. But, I think moving to someplace really cold, would remedy that.

5. The Night Stalker (old T.V. Show)

On the night stalker there was one creature story that all ways creeps me out. I couldn't spell the name of it, but, lets just say it's kind of Changeling, like the Salt creature on Star Trek. This creature could mimic someone you know, gain your trust, just long enough to get close to you, and then gobble you up. It was certainly an ugly creature, that can only be killed with a crossbow arrow to the heart. It could be anyone, including your best friend, who it had for dinner earlier, just before finding you!

6. night of the living dead.

Ok. Zombies are kind of ify for me. I probably wouldn't be as afraid of them, as I would feel sorry for them. But, that doesn't mean I wouldn't be sure to get a shotgun and blow their heads off to keep from becoming one of them. But, I think if I did become one, I would be a picky eater. Only going after the pretty people. Who knows maybe their brains tastes as good as they look.

7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Another comedy. But, it is probably my favorite vampire movie. (Interview with a vampire would be my next favorite) But, I don't really find vampires that scary. it's becoming a vampire that scares me more. Spending an eternity in a coffin, drinking blood, killing the innocent, knowing all along that someone with a wooden spike wants to plunge it into me, and then cut off my head. It's the killing that would get me...I don't know if I could do it, and then what? Can vampires starve to death if they don't eat? Too many questions to answer!






Pick Your Fright!

Which of these movie creatures scared you the most

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Greetings From Brimancandy

Haunted Houses And Ghosts

I used to find movies about haunted houses, kind of lame. Mainly because they all seemed to copy each other. The Amityville Horror created a bunch of similar spin off movies, where someone runs amuck after going crazy after moving into a house that appears to be haunted. Blood coming out of the walls and all that stuff. But, there really hasn't been a great movie about haunted houses in a very long time. And, I would bet that remakes of those original movies are on the way. Not really crazy about the whole paranormal activity films either.

One of my favorite haunted house films is Burnt Offerings. A movie about a house that for some reason rebuilds itself, after someone hurts themselves or mysteriously dies. It's not the best movie, but the ideas behind it are great! There seem to be many stories going on, and the most interesting is the house itself, and it's unusal history. Including the lady who lives upstairs that nobody ever sees, that has a collection of seemingly hundreds of years of strange photographs of people who once lived in the house, and a way too soothing music box.

Only 15 minutes of this movie are remotely scary. But, with all of todays technology this could be made into a really scary film. I know if I was given the chance I could do wonders with it. I might have to change the story line a tad, and maybe add or change a few charactors here and there. But, I'll bet I could make it better. I watched this movie repeatedly when I was a kid, and I just loved that big old house. I can watch it over and over and still come up with something I missed. An example of this would be a scene in the movie where the wife shows up at the breakfast table with a tray of silver. The husband asks. "Where did you find that?" And, she replies "In a hall closet. This house is just full of wonderful surprises." Strangely after something bad happened to someone in the house, almost as if the house is rewarding itself for causing bodily harm. Like a whole greenhouse of flowers going from totally dead, to lush and full of life practically overnight, and a pool that seems almost new after someone almost drowns in it. It's just a very strange movie.

Those things that eat your brains!

Pick Your Fright Again!


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    • brimancandy profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Northern Michigan Reed City

      Wow. I didn't realize how long it has been since I updated this. So, I thought I would answer the monster poll. The monster was a thick row of pricker bushes. It's like changeling, and can hide among bushes and shrubs.

      It can throw spit in 100 feet distances, used to blind you. that gives it time to get to you to stab you with one of it's spikes. It secretes venom onto it's spikes so you don't feel it for very long. You die fairly quickly, then it wraps itself around you, and tears your body apart with it spikes, and eats the pieces it likes, and leaves the rest. Though it might eat your brains. It's also like a spider, and can wrap you up, and eat you later.

    • brimancandy profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Northern Michigan Reed City

      That's the thing about science fiction, and an interesting monster. It may return to a central location, but it doesn't say where that location is, or how big of an area that location is. Like a terrorist, it could be an entire country, or it might be as small as a pond.

      Also, the creature could be both. Sometimes it might hunt, and sometimes it might wait. Like any creature it may lash out at prey just because it feels a threat. But, in this creature's case it only attacks when it is hungry.

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      11 years ago from Sol III, Western Sector

      I think I'd need some clarification. At one point you said it returns to the cental location, while at another you said it just waits and eats, implying it never leaves the location. Could you clairify if it's not against the rules? Whether it's a hunter or trapper would largely affect my prime suspects.

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      Kelley Marks 

      11 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Giant spiders have to be about the worst monsters, particularly the ones that slowly eat you while you're still alive - what could be worse? Of course, the Alien is one of the all-time great monstrosities. On this planet, though, there's nothing worse than George W. Bush. Later!

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      11 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I love Horror movies but I have yet to see anything that scared me :(

    • brimancandy profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Northern Michigan Reed City

      Thanks habee. Glad you liked it.

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      Holle Abee 

      11 years ago from Georgia

      Great hub, Brim! Aliens scared the crap out of me, too!

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      11 years ago from Wisconsin

      "The Blair Witch Project" also worked again because we never saw the monster. It was the same as in the first "Friday the 13th" movie. It eventually became a slasher film, but the very first one was very much a horror film, and Jason was a pleasantly horrifying mystery. Throughout most of the movie we only saw his instruments of death, and the aftermath, but not necessarily more than that and it made for a very scary film.

    • brimancandy profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Northern Michigan Reed City

      Thanks for the comment springboard. That is exactly the idea, and, one of the reason's people would fall victim to my creature. they get gobbled up because they don't know it is there until it is too late.

      And, if I were to make a movie about my creature, I would give it a title so different from what it is about, that nobody would ever expect that it was a monster flick. So, when the monster does appear it scares the crap out of them!

      You only hope they don't spoil it for everyone else.

      One of the reasons why the blair witch project made tons of money, is because people went into it not having a clue what it was about. Even though the movie itself was pretty stupid, nothing but first person camera scenes.

      My movie would be better than that. Thanks for responding.

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      11 years ago from Wisconsin

      You cited "Aliens," and I would have to agree that on so many levels this film worked. It was a little bit sci-fi, a little bit horror. You are also correct when you say slasher films don't count. Those aren't horror films at all, though they like to be lumped into the genre and most people seem to put them there.

      "Aliens" best moments were way before we ever saw what the monster looked like. In most real horror films, its when you show the monster that the horror ends. The reality is that what you don't know scares the pants off of you. It's the element of "I know something's there, but I can't tell what it is, or WHERE it is, or when it might actually show up" that claws at the edge of your very nerves.

      The rule of thumb in horror is to let the reader, or in this case, the viewer use their own imagination to put the fear on really thick. Because let's face it, everyone has a personal nightmare. A personal monster. And when a writer or a director can tap into that, his movie or book is worth a pot of gold.

      Even if you do eventually show the monster, it does work in some cases. "Aliens" is again a good example of that. The buildup was good enough that what we finally saw at the end was as terrifying as we thought it was. Maybe even scarier. But do take notice that any screen time for the monster was also very limited, and seeing the monster in bits instead of as its whole still made for some real sense of mystery as to what else did it have in its bag of tricks.

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      11 years ago from Queens, New York

      Nice hub. I am intrigued....

      My scary movie monster(s) - the creatures/pod people from "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers". I saw the movie when I was a kid over 20 years ago and it still freaks me out today!

    • brimancandy profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Northern Michigan Reed City

      Thanks for the comment itakins. You escaped my creature!

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      11 years ago from Irl

      Don't despair -it can take a little while-'build it and they will come'!

    • brimancandy profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Northern Michigan Reed City

      Where are my fans? I was hoping to give some juicy details.

      Ask me wahtever you want to know about this hub. I may give you an honest answer. However, in the words of Stewie Griffin...Maybe not!!


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