Scariest Movie Monster RevealedBy Jameson, PRNE
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
LONDON, February 24, 2011 - BRITS have voted the Alien from Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi horror film
number one in a list of the scariest movie monsters of all time.
A poll carried out among 4000 of Britain's film fanatics showed that
movie-goers are still terrified by the beast thirty two years on from its
Second place was taken by the man-eating great white shark from Steven
Spielberg's Jaws while third place was taken by the invisible, laser-wielding
alien from 1987's Predator.
The poll was carried out by Jameson to celebrate the next screening in
the Jameson Cult Film Club (jamesoncultfilmclub.com) series.
The top five was completed with the underground sewer dwelling Creeper
from Jeepers Creepers in fourth place and Jeff Goldblum's half-man, half-fly
in The Fly.
A spokesperson from Jameson said: "Four of the films that made the top
five were made more than 24 years old. They are classic movie monsters by
anyone's definition but what's really surprising about these results is that
the traditional and iconic monsters of the last hundred years like vampires,
werewolves, Godzilla and King Kong were more likely to leave fans snoring
The Crawlers from 2005's The Descent came in at number six while the
shape-shifting alien from 1987's The Thing was voted number seven.
The bloodthirsty werewolves from British horror flick Dog Soldiers came
in at number eight and the T-Rex from 1993's Jurassic Park was voted in at
Count Orlok the vampire from German classic Nosferatu completed the top
The spokesperson from Jameson said: "Years ago people would be scared of
the unknown - fantastic creatures with fangs and a thirst for blood. These
days we have become accustomed to the classic monsters - vampires and
werewolves play out romantic teen dramas, the ghosts are friendly, and even
the recent remake of King Kong made him out to be a softie.
"Most people we polled agreed that CGI was making monsters much more
realistic and scary compared to the special effects of the early first half
of the 20th Century. I guess with technology developing the way it does we
will have a lot more monsters to give us nightmares in the future."
Nearly half of the people polled admitted they had suffered from
nightmares after watching a monster movie.
Women were most likely to have a nightmare after watching Jaws and men
were most likely to have a nightmare after watching Alien.
A third admitted that they often had to hide behind their
hands while watching a scary film with one in ten saying they had left the
One in four men said they had been forced to hide their eyes
during a scary movie.
Jameson will be showing Monsters which came nineteenth in the poll on
Thursday March 3rd.
To apply for your free tickets to this event all you have to do is sign
up to the Jameson Cult Film Club blog: jamesoncultfilmclub.com.
Top 20 Scariest Movie Monsters 1. Alien - Alien 2. Jaws - Jaws 3. Predator - Predator 4. The Creeper - Jeepers Creepers 5. The Fly - The Fly 6. Crawlers - The Descent 7. The Thing - The Thing 8. Werewolves - Dog Soldiers 9. T Rex- Jurassic Park 10. Count Orlok - Nosferatu 11. T2000- Terminator 12. Gremlins - Gremlins 13. King Kong - King Kong 14. The Creature - Cloverfield 15. Triffid - Day of the Triffids 16. Godzilla - Godzilla 17. Frankenstein - Frankenstein 18. Bugs - Starship Troopers 19. Creatures - Monster 20. Worms - Dune
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