K is for ...I did consider doing KImmie for K, but that's a bit of an in joke from the Highlander fandom (so many of the evil Immortals' names began with K they became KImmies ;)), so I picked some other monsters instead.
The little skulls by their name are my scariness rating as to how monstrous and scary I think the creatures are when seen in their films.
- 1 skull (not scary at all) - 5 skulls (very scary)
- and there is a special rating for a few - 5 red skulls (utterly terrifying)
The Kraken (Clash of the Titans)
The Kraken is a huge monster, the last of the Titans, capable of destroying a city and killing the people within it. It has four arms and immense strength and is under the command of Poseidon.
At the beginning of Clash of the Titans we see it released to rain down destruction on Argos, where King Acrisius banished his daughter Danae and new born son, Perseus, who happens to be the son of Zeus.
The Kraken is so strong that nothing made by mortal man can stop it. It is a mighty monster.
For me the original Clash of the Titans (1981) is by far the best version. When they remade it I was not impressed by the Kraken at all, or Sam Worthington ;).
Kaiju (Pacific Rim)
These monsters stand taller than buildings and have almost impenetrable armour. They are monsters from everyone's worst nightmares.
The Kaiju are also a hive mind. They are genetically engineered monsters designed specifically to come through the Breach to destroy humanity. Over time, the more that arrive, they evolve and become even more dangerous.
Pacific Rim is a fantastic film. It has great effects, great monsters, great robots and a great cast, including Idris Elba, need I say more. It was also directed by Guillermo del Toro who is the best director of monsters out there.
Shiwan Khan (The Shadow)John Lone) is the baddy in the 1994 comic book movie The Shadow. He is a descendent of Genghis Khan and has his sights on word domination.
Like Lamont Cranston, Khan was a student of the Tulku, a mysterious holy man who's life's work is to rehabilitate evil men and make them warriors for good. He teaches them the ability to cloud people's minds.
Unfortunately, with Khan the Tulku failed. He uses his mental powers to control others and to carryout his plan to hold the world to ransom until they bow to him. He is a megalomaniac and cares nothing for anyone but himself and his own goals. He kills at will and uses people as he sees fit.
If you haven't seen The Shadow, it is well worth a watch. It is 1930s comic book heroes in film form and is highly enjoyable.
Freddie Kreuger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
Once he was just a man, a child murderer released due to a technicality. Then the parents in the neighbourhood took justice into their own hands and killed him, burning the body in the furnace. But Freddy did not go quietly.
In revenge he haunts the dreams of the children of those who wronged him. He is the mast of dreams and can become anything he wishes in side them. In his normal form he already has knives for fingers, making him deadly. He feeds off his victims' fear, which makes him stronger and stronger.
Freddie Kreuger is to epitome of bad. He is evil to the core. He was evil in life and is worse in death, and no matter how many times he is defeated he just keeps coming back. He is the ultimate monster.
Q: If you had the ability to "cloud men's minds" what would you do with it? Any K monsters I am missing?