Friday, 27 April 2018

AtoZ2018 - X is for ... #MovieMonsters #AtoZChallenge

X is for ...

Okay, so X is always a tricky letter and I may have had to cheat a little for one of my monsters today, but the other definitely counts. I can't believe April is almost over - where did all the time go? Thanks to everyone who has visited so far.

Scariness Rating

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)

Xenomorph (Alien)

Is there any alien scarier than the Xenomorph from the Alien franchise? I think not. This is one scary, scary monster - mostly because it doesn't actually kill you if it gets you, it uses you as a host for its young. Which leads to a painful, messy death.

I actually saw many a take off of alien (think the Spaceballs diner scene) before I saw the movie, so I can only imagine what it must have been like to watch John Hurt's scene without knowing what was going to happen. It was shocking enough when I knew.

Alien is a classic. It's more sci-fi than horror, although it does have horror elements, and it is so good. Such amazing design by H.R.Giger and wonderful content directed by Ridley Scott.


So this movie has lots of monsters and, again. it's all to do with aliens.

In this movie Sam and his son Tony are on their farm together when Sam is abducted by a strong light. Three years later the light comes back and plants a seed that becomes a creature, half alien, half human.

After killing several people, this monster impregnates a woman, who very rapidly gestates and produces someone who looks just like Sam.

Things only get more monstrous from there, with alien eggs, monstrous powers, killer toy soldiers and kill clowns.

This is not the greatest film, it's not one of my favourites, but I needed another X :).

Q: Do you know and Xs I missed? What movie monster for you has the X-factor (i.e. which is you favourite monster of all time :))?

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  1. An X monster with five red skulls! And yes, that's one badass scary monster.


  2. The Xenomorph has to be an overall contender for best film monster. Still creep me out!!

  3. You did so well with X. The Alien films are so scary, but I always go back to watch them again and again.

    X - 3am by Busted

  4. Hari OM
    ... does the X-files rate a mention here....... YAM xx

  5. I've never see the Alien movies. I was young when they came out and since I don't like horror movies now I have no desire to watch them. I do remember the Spaceballs scene. Scared the crap out of me and then I laughed my ass off when the alien started singing.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    My A to Z’s of Dining with IC
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  6. That Xenomorph monster is one of the scariest - even when it's doing a dance routine in Spaceballs. Poor John Hurt - he had to have his chest ripped apart twice.

  7. The Xenomorph is terrifying! I definitely don't like the thought of dying like that!

  8. Shoutout to that Xenomorph! The later installments may have hurt it, but that first movie makes it the scariest thing in the world

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  9. Xenomorph gave me nightmares! Totally worth five scary red skulls :-)

    Ronel from Ronel the Mythmaker A-Z road-tripping with Everything Writerly: X is for X-factor


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