Deciding what constitutes a monster is tricky. Do you consider human beings who commit monstrous acts? (No.) What about dinosaurs? (Maybe.) Are sentient aliens like ET or Chewbacca eligible? (Nope.) And what about Mike Wazowski, Sully and the rest of the critters from ‘Monsters, Inc’ (perhaps)?
In the end, when constructing this list we decided to be precise. We resolved early on to rule out zombies and vampires, largely because both genres are good for separate features on their own. Instead, we opted for all the killer rabbits, killer plants, killer fish, killer clowns (‘We all float down here’) and killer dessert. The result is a list of films that spans the modern (2017’s ‘It’) to the classic (‘The Blob’ – 1958’s original of course). Here are the best monster movies of all time.
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