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Well, Halloween's this month, so I guess I'll ask
What or who do you think is the lamest monster?

This can be any traditional/generic monster
-ex. mummies, werewolves, the bride of Frankenstein

a specific interpretation of a traditional monster
-ex. the gargoyles in Gargoyles, (yeah right, as if they could ever be lame), Angel in Buffy, the haunted house in Monster House

or any non traditional monster from a story, show, game, or movie
-ex. Crites from Critters, Graboids from Tremors, dare I say Killer Clowns from Outer Space

In contrast you can also name the awesomest monster(s), if there IS such a thing.

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My gripe against the ghosts and undead types is that they can hurt you pretty easy, but you can't do much back. I suppose that's what makes them monstrous or scary, but still. Appearing and reappearing, levitating objects, turning into other creatures, increased strength...what is it about dying that gives people friggin' super powers? It's just not fair, is all. You'd think being alive would give you the advantage over the dead, but I digress.

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ImagenAshyun Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Hobbyist
I love all sorts of monsters for different reasons--mummies, werewolves, vampires, even zombies. If I do possess a particular gripe about them, it's the Hollywood brand of any...particularly vampires and werewolves. ESPECIALLY werewolves... what ever happened to the traditional chivalrous werewolf who became the companion of a king?

But I digress. As of the moment, I'm particularly facepalming at Twilight and Underworld werewolves and vampires. And J-horror ghosts.
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Silk-Ward Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
i think zombies are pretty lame, they have no character.
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christopheXgregory Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
I think all monsters are pretty bad ass c: I can't say anything bad aboot them~!
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MysticM Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
I remember watching a B&W movie once of a woman being chased by a zombie, the zombie lurched forwards at a very slow pace while the woman ran away far screaming, but no matter how far she ran the zombie just lurched at it's dull pace right behind her.

I suppose my least favored monsters would be classic slow moving retarded zombies and whatever you find in the Twilight series.

However I like zombie that retain or pretend to have original human sense.
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Kjrin132 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Joan Rivers, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie O'donald, to name a few.
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strayspoon42 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
oks, i'm back!!!

Lamest monster?! too many to count!
but if i had to point one out, then it would have to be the Martians from War of the Worlds. granted that they did a ton of damage untill they realized "OH SHIT SON! WE ALLERGIC TO YOUR GERMS!!!" there are more that most of you have already pointed out like Torgo and Twilight "Vamps",and let's not get me started at now much i hate Twilight!!!

but my most favorite monsters are the Xenomorphs from Alien and the Cinibytes from the first 2 Hellraiser films. they still haunt me in my dreams till this day!
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Cathy-Noonyez Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Any monster that sparkles is a lame monster.
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Gravidtron Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Except for Space Godzilla.
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Cathy-Noonyez Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Student Digital Artist
OH wait I'm sorry I dont think I understood that xD Does space godzilla sparkle?
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Gravidtron Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Imagine a Godzilla made out of crystal-- he can curl up like a hedgehog and fly from planet to planet like a sparkling UFO christmas ornament. He rules!
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Cathy-Noonyez Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Student Digital Artist
ROFL that sounds super special awesome I'll have to look for sparkling godzilla
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Cathy-Noonyez Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Student Digital Artist
At least Space godzilla would beat Cullen. That makes him +2 points cooler.
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Blazincold Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Student
Modern monsters are all lame to me now.

The lamest? I'd say IT from Stephen King's IT novel. When it made it's jump to the screen. I wasn't scared. Hell, the Evil Dead movie gave me nightmares when I first watched it.
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Redmagesalyre Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Where do I start: zombies, used to the point where we can laugh at them for the entire ridiculousness of their existance; vampires, why do people think they're awesome is beyond me, since in original folklore they were practically cropses brought back to life to feed off the essence of the living (that's right, the first vampires weren't bloodsuckers, that came latter), so if you think the undead are awesome and sexy, well... ; and then to the last two, Torgo (as someone pointed out) because of his appearance in Manos, Hands of Fate, worst movie ever made; I don't know if this counts, but Gamera who is by the way, a flying turtle kaiju; and lastly, Ro-Man: [link]


Best monster? I'd have to say the Xenomorphs from the Aliens series.
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darkburraki Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Vampires. They can be done well, but you tend to get a lot of Ann Rice and Twilight pretty boy vampires.
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NightMareDragon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
To me the lamest monsters are Wolfman,and the vampires from twilight and most of the vampires in underworld.
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Kahunalilly Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
I'm pretty sick of vampires, and how tons of people think they're sexy or something. I don't get it. At all.
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Giant mutant bunnies from "Night of the Lepus" I haven't actually seen this infamous movie but adorable giant bunnies do not equal scary. :giggle:

Also-"Twilight" vampires are a huge no-no.
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Qieru Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
See the 'Allies' section

[link]

I have fond memories of the show, but even I can tell they're a lame bunch. |D


Best Monster?

Hmmm..... I'd probably have to say every person has run [screaming] at least once from a Metroid and from Headcrabs (Half Life).
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thweatted Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Oh yeah, those Beetleborg house monsters were awful
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Mad-But-Happy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Personally, I'm sick of hearing about zombies. lol
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HentaiBoy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
I think any kind of sea monster is pretty lame... The moment I see that tentacle poke out of the water, I'm turning the boat around and moving to Saskatchewan, permanently. :-)

It's especially lame when they try to make a natural sea creature scary... i.e., Jaws.

...However, THIS is pretty awesome:

[link]

HB
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CheshireCatGrin Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The Zuni Fetish Doll from the crappy 70s horror movie Trilogy of Terror. The thing's like 2 inches tall and makes these weird noises like "ararararrararr". PLUS IT'S 2 INCHES TALL. :iconimnothappyplz: (it's a hilarious movie to rip apart and laugh at though)

Here's links to the amazing suckiness: [link]
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thweatted Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Filmographer
That WAS pretty bad, but I got a good laugh out of it.
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CheshireCatGrin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
So did everyone at my college's B Building when one of us brought it up on their laptop and we all watched it. It was so much fun to yell comments out. XD
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jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Torgo.

"How long did that decision take the director, a tenth of a second? 'Big knees? Sure! Go with it!'"
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Tempest-Lavalle Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The Cullens
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Cotton-gravy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Would suggesting the giant killer bunny rabbits from 'Night of the Lepus' be a little too obvious?


Of course it wouldn't. They were TERRIFYING.
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Gerkuman Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Worst Monster? The Godmonster of Indian Flats. XD
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QuadrupleMind Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009   Writer
I guess Nessie has really lost its popularity over the years, although I'm not sure if that coutns as a monster. And I guess Boogie Man has lost its scary charms as well; too bad =(

I personally think most of the monsters seen as the greatest are very grotesque and just plain EWWW freakiness. I mean, a mummy used to be a dude in wrappers, but now they're portrayed as rotten-fleshed, super strengthed, and want to eat or desenbour (?) people. yuck XP

And there's certainly a whole bunch of Japanese traditional monsters that has lost its haunted-ness if that's interesting
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Frobman Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009   Filmographer
Could I vote for Torgo as the lamest monster? Though they were disputing whether or not Torgo was a monster on the show.
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strayspoon42 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
does Chucky from the Child's Play films count?! i mean, IT'S A FUCKING DOLL!!!! kick the lil bastard!

but no, i gotta think about this one...
expect another response from me...
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Lordstevie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
all modern vampires and werewolfs, there just rapeing the myth. Vampires turned to whinning emo kids with bad hair and werewolfs into guys in fursuits.
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Ud-the-Imp Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Lamest: Any over-bishie-fied interpretation of vampires as of recently (mostly Twilight).

Awesomest: The Splicers from Bioshock. They're all basically psychopathic, blood thirsty murderers who became that way from BRAIN TUMORS some of which have SUPERPOWERS and all of whom feast upon the flesh of little girls....:fear:
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Fresh-rhy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Worst: Death Bed: The Bed That Eats People.


Best: Either Henrietta from Evil Dead 2 or The Thing(s?) from The Thing.( The John Carpenter one )
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Pimmy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
most "spooky" Halloween monsters come off as really lame to me! I'm going to go with zombies though. part-dead things that stumble around.. I don't quite understand the fascination!
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nintendoloz Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Vampires... i.e. Edward Cullen.
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valvigirl Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Edward Cullen doesn't count as a vampire. He has forever tarnished the image of blood suckers with his sparkles. :|
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nintendoloz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
Good point... ^^;
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KitteyCat1010 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009   Writer
Edward is a wingless fairy that claims he's a vampire, enough said :|
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GlyphBellchime Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I gotta admit the lamest monster I thought was also a vampire. They smell like decay! Decay!
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Mecha-maniac Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Just about every Vampire I've ever heard of is some lame effeminate pervert in a romance story. The only AWESOME Vampires are Dracula and Cauldar from the Kings Quest remake.

There are too many critters to count that are awesome, all of them non-traditional-and-not-from-a-B-movie so let's not.
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THE-COMMENT Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
I would say a mummy(the monster not the British word for mommy) is the lameest because its like " I'll get you! *waddle*... in a an hour."
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...Lesseeeee... I'm trying to think of the worst MST3K monster... maybe the one from "It Conquered the World", or Torgo from "Manos, the Hands of Fate". :lol:

Generic monster: hmm, well, I don't really dislike any, but if I HAD to chose, I'd say Vampires.

Most awesome Monster?: The Creature from the Black Lagoon. XD
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ParanormalSM Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
@ your ghosts comment:

Unless you have a Camera Obscura. :I

But still. ; I don't have any gripes over monsters, really...>_>
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LordFunkyFist Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Generally speaking, not too fond of Mummies. They're like zombies, only with a few thousand years under their belt, not much for them to work with.

Interpretation wise, I didn't really like how werewolves were portrayed in the Underworld Series. I mean the whole point of being a werewolf was that it was a curse given upon yourself, you have no control over it and it ruins your life. But the werewolves have full control of when they can transform and seem to enjoy it. The concept is okay I guess, but it completely goes against it's origins.

Most awesomest movie monster, to me I think I'd have to go with The Blob, both the original and the remake, they both work well. While other movie monsters try to be scary by being as grotesque as possible, the blob is just simple. It's just...IT. A quivering mass that does nothing but eat, the simplicity of it is really scary, and it being able to cram itself into tight spaces just adds to that.
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SilentCartoon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Vampires. Overdone.

Though the 'vampires' in Scott Westerfeld's book Peeps were awesome. Only vampires I've ever liked.
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Gravidtron Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Vampires. They can't come out in the daytime, they can't cross running water, they can't eat garlic, they can't pass spilled rice without counting every grain, and they burst into tears and run away if they see a cross. And if any one of them ever overcomes these maladies, every single one of us will become a vampire within a month! Being a vampire, to be blunt, SUCKS
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avancna Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some people say that a vampire can't pass by without counting any fallen mustard seed, or poppy seeds, or worse yet, salt.
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Gravidtron Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
In some places they hang a sieve up over the door as protection from vampires, because they have to count every single hole before they can pass through.

"5,625! 5,625 leetle holes! Ah ah ah ahhh!" *thunderclap*
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