Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite Creature Features

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I wasn’t really feeling this week’s Top 10 Tuesday topic, which is literary characters you’d name a pet after. So, I’m going rogue this week. Since we’re getting closer to Halloween, I’m doing my top 10 favorite creature features. As I’m sure you’ll notice from the movies listed below, I have a thing for campy horror.


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Alien
Year: 1979
Creature:
 Alien

From IMDb: After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.


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Dracula
Year: 1931
Creature:
 Vampires

From IMDb: The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.


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Creature from the Black Lagoon
Year: 1954
Creature:
 Gill Man

From IMDb: A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.


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Arachnophobia
Year: 1990
Creature:
 Spiders

From IMDb: A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill.


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Them!
Year: 1954
Creature:
 Giant Mutant Ants

From IMDb: The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.


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Tremors
Year: 1990
Creature:
 Sand Worms

From IMDb: Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.


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Lake Placid
Year: 1999
Creature:
 Giant Crocodile

From IMDb: Three people attempt to stop a gigantic crocodile, who is terrorizing residents in Black Lake, Maine.


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Jeepers Creepers
Year: 2001
Creature:
 Creeper

From IMDb: A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is on the last day of its ritualistic eating spree.


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Jurassic Park
Year: 1993
Creature:
 Dinosaurs

From IMDb: During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.


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Gremlins
Year: 1984
Creature:
 Gremlins

From IMDb: A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

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8 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite Creature Features

  1. Awesome topic! I love Creature from the Black Lagoon- such a classic! And Lake Placid crack me up- is that the one where whats her name (drawing a blank) is caught FEEDING the thing? I busted out laughing the first time I watched that. And Tremors ha ha.

    I’ve always liked Gremlins too- the music and the atmosphere and everything. The bar scene cracks me up!

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    • Yup! Lake Placid is the one where Bette White is feeding the croc. 😛 I’m glad to see that you like some of the campier flicks like that too. It’s been quite a while since I watched Gremlins all the way through (I always watch bits of it when I catch it on TV). I might need to sit down and watch the whole thing around Christmas this year. 😛

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      • I think Gremlins is awesome at Christmastime, the movie just has that feel with the Christmas lights all over. The bar scene, the movie and the blender scene in the kitchen- where the mom takes it to the Gremlins- love the whole thing! And yeah Bette White, that’s who it was- awesome. I may go find that scene on Youtube now!

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