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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian27 Apr 2019 9:30 p.m. PST

Which is your favorite monster from the world of classic horror cinema (1920s through 1950s)?

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2019 9:45 p.m. PST

I've always had a soft spot for The Mummy.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2019 1:26 a.m. PST



Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Apr 2019 3:58 a.m. PST

Another vote for Count Orlock.


He and Godzilla are the two go-to movies for drive in skirmishes.

So, my second nomination is Godzilla (1954). The best looking 'zilla and … THE road!

Coelacanth Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2019 5:43 a.m. PST


Frankenstein's monster (Boris Karloff).


P.S. Karloff (William Henry Pratt) was a cousin of Italian comics creator Hugo Pratt.

genew4928 Apr 2019 6:10 a.m. PST

Frankie all the way. Lon Chaney Jr close 2nd as the Wolfman

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2019 7:21 a.m. PST


21eRegt28 Apr 2019 8:18 a.m. PST


Perris070728 Apr 2019 8:31 a.m. PST

Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2019 9:08 a.m. PST

Hiter from the great dictator, the truest monster of them all….

I'm actually not a huge fan of those classic monster movies, but I do have a sore spot for Dracula(Christopher Lee)

Personal logo 15mm and 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2019 10:52 a.m. PST

The Blob. After watching that as a kid I stopped eating Jello.

Glengarry528 Apr 2019 11:37 a.m. PST

Godzilla! I named my cat Gojira (the orginial Japanese name for Godzilla).

skippy000128 Apr 2019 12:15 p.m. PST


Dynaman878928 Apr 2019 2:12 p.m. PST

Another vote for THEM!

If I had to pick a particular singular monster it would be the Blob.

chuck05 Fezian28 Apr 2019 2:14 p.m. PST

Creature From the Black Lagoon was my favorite as a kid.

JMcCarroll28 Apr 2019 2:31 p.m. PST

Go Go Godzilla! He even has a song.

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2019 3:48 p.m. PST

Joan Crawford

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2019 4:07 p.m. PST

Joan Crawford with a wire clothes hanger.

Musketballs28 Apr 2019 5:37 p.m. PST

If this was extended to the Sixties, it would have to be the Carpet Monster from 'The Creeping Terror'.

But for the 50's…got to be the Tingler.

djbthesecond28 Apr 2019 5:53 p.m. PST

The 50ft woman…

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2019 8:24 p.m. PST

Lon Chaney as Phantom of the Opera (1920's)
Karloff as Frankenstien (1930's)
The 1940's are tough, not much class there. So Lon Chaney Jr as the Wolfman.
Godzilla as… Godzilla (1950's onwards)

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2019 10:05 p.m. PST


Wolfshanza28 Apr 2019 10:42 p.m. PST

The Thing !

Old Wolfman29 Apr 2019 7:17 a.m. PST

"Beulah" from "It Conquered The World". Godzilla too.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2019 8:00 a.m. PST

Christopher Lee as Dracula (does squeek in at 1958!)

Boris Karloff as The Mummy.


JCBJCB29 Apr 2019 10:07 a.m. PST

Lee's Dracula, Godzilla and the flying/crawling brains from "Fiend without a Face."

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2019 1:53 a.m. PST

Another vote for Godzilla.

dilettante Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2019 7:24 p.m. PST

The Creature (just wanted love), then Them!(who just wanted lunch:^))

Lost Wolf03 May 2019 7:35 p.m. PST

Gotta pull for the Wol'Man

Coelacanth Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2019 6:26 a.m. PST

Creature effects by Ray Harryhausen

Honorable mention: The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, 1953.

Not by Harryhausen -- see the difference?

Dishonorable mention: The Giant Claw, 1957.


Legion 407 May 2019 6:46 a.m. PST

I always liked the Creature from the Black Lagoon. If nothing else the human female he had a predilection for was a "quite a dish"!!!!

And very nice Drive In "e" !!! thumbs up

Wegzo II08 May 2019 6:41 a.m. PST

The Body Snatchers…

Coelacanth Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2019 7:22 a.m. PST

A Man Who Needs no Introduction

Kong, the eighth wonder of the World.


Old Wolfman04 Jun 2019 12:25 p.m. PST

"He learned nearly too late that man is a feeling creature…."Peter Graves in "It Conquered The World"

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jun 2019 4:58 p.m. PST

Kids from Village of the Damned

Bad Seed

… we forgot creepy kid movies.

von Schwartz04 Jun 2019 7:06 p.m. PST

"The Tingler!" scared the HELL outa me as a 11-12 year old.

Uncle Goblin Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2019 7:52 a.m. PST

Aliens!. Specifically: Martians!.

I remember getting scared by the 1953 movie: "invaders from Mars" as a kid (in the 70s).

War of the worlds also had good scary moments.

JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2019 7:50 p.m. PST

Creature from the black lagoon

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2019 4:11 a.m. PST


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