|List of the Best Movie Monsters and Creatures of All Time|
Creature from the Black Lagoon - The "Gillman" was discovered during an archeological expedition at the headwaters of the Amazon. He's appeared in numerous sequels since. The Black Lagoon is supposedly a beautiful place, but nobody has ever come back alive to prove it. First appeared in 1954's Creature From the Black Lagoon.
Godzilla - Awakened by man's tampering with atomic power, Godzilla unleashes the wrath of a hundred earthquakes. But Americans need not fear, as apparently Tokyo is his favorite stomping ground. First appeared in 1954's Gojira.
Jaws - This Great White Shark is not really a monster, but a ravenous flesh-eating creature just the same. His first appearance came in 1975's Jaws.
Rodan - Another Japanese phenomenon... but this one flies. It measures an incredible 165 feet high. Appropriately, first appeared in 1956's Rodan.
Tyrannosaurus Rex - Spawned from the DNA of mosquitos and frogs, this reptile is 7 tons of SUV crunching future fossil fuel. T-Rex made her most significant appearance in 1993's Jurassic Park.
Dr. Zaius - A ruthless abuser of human rights who would just as soon shoot an astronaut as give him a frontal lobotomy. Dr. Zaius made his first appearance in 1968's Planet of the Apes.
The Fly - Dr. Andre Delambre inadvertently swaps heads and an arm with an ordinary housefly. Not so bad until we learn how Dr. DeLambre must now eat his food. Although he made a later appearance as Brundlefly in 1986's The Fly, he is credited with first appearing in 1958's version of the movie with the same name.
Flying Monkeys - Even after 60 years, these creatures manage to give the heebie-jeebies to movie-watchers of all ages. The Flying Monkeys, led by Nikko, made their first appearance in 1939's The Wizard of Oz, yet continue to appear in children's dreams throughout the world.
Michael Myers - Proved that a butcher knife and Jamie Lee Curtis are all that's needed to make a truly scary movie. Oh...and a William Shatner mask. Michael first appeared in 1978's Halloween.
Count Dracula - The archetypal vampire born from Bram Stoker's 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula. Originally inspired by Romanian General Vladd III the Impaler, the thirsty bloodsucker has been scaring film-goers and cereal-eaters for decades.