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12 Scariest movie monsters

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It's just a few more months until the release of the Godzilla remake. It appears (judging by the trailer) to reinvent a creature once thought of as endearingly goofy; no longer a man in a rubber suit, but instead a beast of menacing portent.

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Monsters have existed in cinema since close to its inception. We're fascinated by all manners of creatures, and the harm or benefit they could cause to the human race.

With this in mind, I've created a list of the creepiest, most terrifying monsters of cinema. And the operable term is scary; I find creatures like Frankenstein or King Kong deeply empathetic, more victims then menace, so this list is only covering those beasts that terrify, disgust and scare, not ones that tug at your heartstrings.

With this in mind, here are the 12 most terrifying movie monsters in cinema.


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