Saturday’s Super Six | Movie Monsters

Happy Halloween! Saturday’s are my favourite day of the week, and while some people like to relax by spending their nights in bars or pubs, I prefer Saturday’s pizza, a few drinks and a night of catching up with the shows I missed throughout the week. Not much can top quality time with Matt, blankets, candles and cuddles with the cats.

So, if you didn’t guess, I aren’t spending tonight celebrating Halloween, because instead I’m enjoying a glass of red wine (okay, maybe a bottle) with Doctor Who and Supernatural. The stress of hundreds of costumes to choose from was irritating, and it eventually pushed me and Matt to the point of deciding against a Halloween party because Saturday’s are for us.


Tonight’s “super six” is, of course, Halloween themed and I’m going to share a selection of my favourite movie monsters. I’ll ignore the more obvious selections (such as Dracula, Frankenstein, Zombies) so I can share some more recent, lesser-known and arguably more interesting characters!

Audrey II – Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Audrey II

What is it? A giant, flesh-eating, singing, sassy, talking plant. Well worthy of a place on my super six. You’d never think you could be frightened of something so musical and kind of cute and very much “puppet-like”, but you can. It eats people…

Basilisk – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

The Basilisk

What is it? A giant 50ft serpent of immense power, unable to be domesticated in the wizarding world. Visually, the basilisk is beautiful and terrifying. Look at those teeth!

Godzilla – Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla 2014

Godzilla 2014

What is it? A giant monster, beast or daikaijū, with dinosaur and dragon characteristics. The particular Godzilla I’m featuring is the 2014 version. It makes my heart race – the thought of being in the city he walks upon is terrifying, and the noise he makes… it goes right through me! (Such a good film too, it was my favourite film of 2014).

Dren – Splice (2009)

Dren Splice

What is it? Good question. Dren is a genetic hybrid of human and animal DNA, who matures rapidly, has hind-legs and is very intelligent. She’s frightening not only because of the ethical questions the movie raised but also because of her physical capabilities.

HAL 9000 – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)


What is it? HAL is an evil, sentient computer who speaks in an overly soft and calm voice, terrifying everyone even more. The concept of a computer eventually gaining such power and intelligence is monstrous and likely.

Christine – Christine (1983)



What is it? Christine is a sentient, killer car – “Hell hath no Fury…like a 1958 Plymouth.” As well as ploughing teenagers to their deaths, it’s a beautiful classic American car and that is alone a reason to take a spot on my list of super movie monsters!

What are your favourite movie monsters?


8 thoughts on “Saturday’s Super Six | Movie Monsters

  1. HI five on that! I’ll be here doing the same except I’m watching anime, Fullmetal Alchemist, and maybe some Supernatural while sipping tea.
    I ate the last pizza slice and finished the cola earlier today, unfortunately.

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  2. If you can find it, there is a DVD series of The a Day of the Triffids, that follows John Wydham’s book / story line very closely. It’s filmed on location in the UK and the idea of walking plants that hunt humans is just creepy!


  3. Don’t you think Audrey II resembles the Chomper in Plants vs Zombies? When comes to monsters, I love Sullivan from Monster Inc, Thing from Addams Family, Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters and of course, dear ol Casper, the friendly ghost.

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