You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live

0

0

Game starts at 7:10 PM

Monsters ink

Classic movies are classic for a reason. Classic monster movies are classic for the best reason: unforgettable villains. From hostile aliens to the psycho killer next door, these monsters come in all shapes, sizes, and nightmares. Just in time for Halloween, here’s a recap of some of the best monsters the movies have to offer.

Ryan Huddle/Globe Staff

1. FRANKENSTEIN

The scariest part? Getting lectured by English majors on how Frankenstein is actually the name of the doctor.

2. THE MUMMY

Before everyone jumped on the zombie bandwagon, the undead stars of horror were mummies.

3. THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

She’s just like Frankenstein, but with the added stress of having a bad hair day. Permanently.

4. NOSFERATU

Before Americans turned vampires into sparkly vegetarians, F. W. Murnau created this hardcore version.

5. THE INVISIBLE MAN

You’ll never see him coming.

6. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Sure, the guy’s disfigured, mentally unstable, homicidal. But he can sing.

7. THE DEVIL, FROM ‘LEGEND’

Tim Curry’s portrayal of the devil is enough to make you shiver with anticipation.

8. THE WOLFMAN

In a dog-eat-dog world, sometimes it’s good to be a wolf.

9. GODZILLA

Death. Destruction. Hilariously poor dubbing. It’s the trifecta.

10. THE CUBE, FROM ‘HELLRAISER’

It’s the evil twin of Rubik’s Cube, only less annoying to solve.

11. THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON

Half man. Half amphibian. One hundred percent creepy.

12. ‘BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA’

The original undead bad boy.

13. ‘ARACHNOPHOBIA’

Even if spiders aren’t your particular phobia, a million of them at once is enough to give anyone the heebie-jeebies.

14. FREDDY KRUEGER

You can thank this guy for rendering the phrase “It’s only a dream” meaningless.

15. JASON, FROM ‘FRIDAY THE 13TH’

A hockey mask may not seem a logical fashion choice for a crazed killer, but hey, he still gets the job done.

16. PALE MAN, FROM ‘PAN’S LABYRINTH’

It’s like Guillermo del Toro decided he never wanted any of us to sleep again.

17. THE ‘SCREAM’ KILLER

It’s a whole new level of cruel to be forced to listen to the killer deconstruct the cliche of how he’s going to kill you.

18. THE BLOB

It’s all fun and games until the gelatinous alien eats everyone in the theater.

19. ‘ALIENS’

The truth is out there and it’s bloody.

20. ‘CABIN IN THE WOODS’

Just when you thought you’d be seen it all, Joss Whedon swoops in and turns the horror genre into the scariest thing of all: a bureaucracy.

21. THE TELEPORTER PODS FROM ‘THE FLY’

Sometimes you’re the windshield. Sometimes you’re the bug.

— Aprill Brandon, Globe Correspondent

Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.