The Mogwai after they have hatched into Gremlins
I don’t know why, but a lot of monsters in the ’80s looked perpetually moist.
The Hell scene from All Dogs Go To Heaven
Truly the modern answer to Dante’s Inferno.
The crate monster from Creepshow
It’s like they took the abominable snowman from Rudolph and were like, “More teeth, and make him jacked.”
The Cutty Black Sow from Tales from the Darkside
Simple yet powerful. This basically kept me from entering a room without a flashlight until I was 12 years old.
The library ghost from Ghostbusters
As if kids needed another reason to avoid the library.
The Poltergeist clown
I actually didn’t watch this movie until safely in my 20s. Still peed my pants.
I’m pretty sure the whole point of “Shark Week” is to undo the fear of great whites that was implanted into our young minds with this horror classic.
The monster in the closet from Tales from the Parkside
See? It’s wet! Why did every monster look like it just got out of the shower?
The Crypt Keeper
In no way does this guy look like he was once a human being. Like he had to have been born a skeleton.
Luckily my fragile boy psyche didn’t get to meet this maniac doll, but my grown-man psyche isn’t any less broken.