Washington Think Tank with W.: What is your favorite monster, and what metal does it inspire?

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All Hallow’s Eve is upon us. Last week we celebrated the most diabolical of seasons with a soundtrack fit to make even the hardiest among you quake in fear. This week, I’ve recruited my good pal Scrimm to help me tackle another devious topic relating to the blackest of all holidays. This week you’ll undoubtedly see an unending host of ghoulish visages both in the horror movies you use to scare your partner and on the faces of the younglings that come to your door for candy. However, there are certain monsters that hold special places of terror and adoration in each of our minds, whether that’s due to a poignant childhood memory or an utterly spine-tingling novel. Toilet friends, let’s talk about our favorite monsters and the metal sacrificed at the altars of those abominations.

Today’s Question: What is your favorite monster, and what metal does it inspire?

Allow us to introduce you to the Skinwalker. These shape-shifting warlocks are ubiquitous throughout Native American and First Nations lore, although the origins and descriptions often vary from tribe to tribe. Stories go all the way back to the first people to cross the Bering Strait into Alaska and in more recent times have found prevalence in the tribes of the southwest. Some hold that Skinwalkers must sacrifice the blood of a loved one to gain access to power. Others claim that the Skinwalker condition can be spread like lycanthropy. What is generally agreed upon, however, is that Skinwalkers are men or women who have somehow accessed a dark power and can assume the form of a beast. This form is either described as a sort of werewolf or is genuinely the shape of the animal. Skinwalkers are thought to be able to assume the forms of bears, coyotes, and eagles in order to spread terror and discord upon both their own people and outsiders. Some say they wear the pelt of the animal form they are assuming and amongst other things can mimic the sound of a crying human baby to draw in the unwary. Accounts always relate the terror and unearthly speed and power of these monsters, and even in our modern society, the looming specter of the Skinwalker persists.

Another thing that is so intriguing is the connections between legends, not just the North American Skinwalker but with shape shifters worldwide. The aforementioned stories of requiring blood sacrifice or consumption of a loved one and being transmitted like lycanthropy are similar to the North American Wendigo. Werewolf stories go back hundreds of years in Europe, and one can even find references to shape shifters in Judeo-Christian history. Look at the mythology of any region or time and you will find them. They may be described differently or have different names but they are always there. All these stories across time and distance could very well be talking about the same thing.

Skinwalkers have appeared in a glut of media, including TV shows (X-files and Lost Tapes), books, (Thunderhead and Skinwalkers), and, most importantly, heavy metal. Below are some killer tunes about these killer hybrids. Submit to the terror.

So tell us, what is your favorite monster? More importantly, what vicious metal is inspired by that monster? Sound off in the comments below.

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  • Fuck clowns.

    • You are supposed to include a song about your favorite clowns.

    • Death

      Pennywise traumatized me.

      • W.

        There’s a link hidden in this post just for you, then.

        • Death

          OH NO!

      • Xan

        • Death

          I don’t know if I want to refresh the page!

          • W.

            You do!

          • Death

            If it is Pennyfucker, I’ll fucking kill people!

          • W.

            It may or may not be a cute puppy.

          • Death

            I can’t trust you people!

          • Xan

            How’s this?

          • Death

            I’m not gonna refresh!

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            It is nothing about Pennysheiss

          • Death

            Finns lie a lot!

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            But…But…

          • Xan

            It actually is a cute puppy. I promise on all things that are metal.

          • Death

            Okay, that first one is bullshit, but the other one has a cute doggy.

          • Xan

            Incarnations of death must have each other’s backs.

          • Cheer up, you old grumpykin!

          • Death

            THAT DOGGY IS SO FUCKING CUTE!

          • That’s my new pup! Corgi mix!

          • Death

            I already knew that, you told us.

          • TrickleDownTacoRiff

            awesome pup!

          • Stockhausen

            Awwww!

          • Xan

            She is Dublin. Perhaps the softest thing I have ever touched. She’s a soft-coated wheaten terrier.

          • KJM

            It’s a pretty Corgi. Trust me. ^_^

  • Mr.CustodialArts

    TYREE, kindly put up a delightful pic of THE SHAPE for me, thank you.

  • My favorite monster is Jesus….There’s too many metal songs about this monster. To name just one would mean leaving many others out.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Satan.

  • Tyree
    • W.

      Thanks for contributing to the post! I haven’t seen the remake of this movie yet.

      • Tyree

        I really enjoy the new one a lot.

        • Edward

          It was advertised as being the most violent movie, like ever, and it was pretty ridiculous but I found the violence to be so over the top it lost what I think they were hoping for in that advertisement…

          I enjoyed it though too.

          I was just talking with someone who is going through all of the most shocking movies for October, Salo, Cannibal Holocaust, Martyrs, A Serbian Film, etc… I have seen two of those.

          • Tyree

            Martyrs >>>>>>>>>>>

          • Martyrs : ((((((((((((((

          • Tyree
          • KJM

            Seems to me ‘Martyrs’ is ‘Hellraiser’ minus everything that made it a good movie.

          • Edward

            Did you see Human Centipede 2?

            Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh. I left the room during the film’s “climax”.

          • Tyree

            Nah, I saw the first one though.

          • sucked. did you at least see the accelerator pedal scene?

          • Edward

            Yes, I was back in time for that. I agree, overall the movie was pretty dreadful and not in a shocking way or a fun, scary way. It was, however, disgusting enough to make me leave the room. Also my friend I watched it with lol

          • Xan

            I fucked off after the scene where he removes people’s teeth with a hammer. My strange dislike as far as gore goes is anything to do with the removal of teeth. The Dentist movies were unwatchable for me.

          • Stockhausen

            Friggin’ Martyrs. That movie messed me up.

          • over the top violence is what they were aiming for, just like the original evil dead.
            i cvnting loved it!

          • Stockhausen

            Martyrs was crazy, but I will never, ever watch Cannibal Holocaust or A Serbian Film. I don’t know anything about October or Salo, though.

          • Tyree

            Stay away from Salo. Fucking stupid movie.

          • Fuck all that shit.

          • KJM

            Agree 100%. I love horror movies and I hate all that goofy blood and guts crap.

          • Edward

            Oh, see also Frontier(s). Holy shitballs brutal.

          • Guacamole Jim

            Salo has come up on the Toilet before, I think. It’s pretty fucked up.

          • Edward

            The month of October, “for October”, like Halloween. Lol.

            I have seen A Serbian Film but not Salo.

          • Stockhausen

            Oh, hahaha. I did not read that carefully. Words is hard, man.

          • KJM

            At least Cannibal Holocaust had an arguably valid political subtext to it. I’m guessing the other movies mentioned don’t and I won’t find out because I refuse to see them.

          • Stockhausen

            True, but from what I’ve read, it can also be argued that the point was lost amidst the violence and actual animal deaths and real-life mistreatment of the natives and their culture during filming. It was severe from what I’ve read, but just enough to lessen the potential statement of the film, according to some. Either way, I would not want to watch those real animal deaths.

          • KJM

            The bottom line is that Cannibal Holocaust is a pretty shit movie anyway despite the political subtext. I’ve seen it once and I’m sorry that I did.

      • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

        Don’t

        • W.

          Tyree says I should!

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Beargod says you shouldn’t!

          • Tyree

            I’ll let you barrow it.

          • Guacamole Jim

            It lacked the B movie charm and cult vibe of the original, but was enjoyable as a stand-alone movie.

          • Tyree

            It’s just a straight up gory, bloody, and brutal mess. It’s a fun time.

          • Scrimm

            Top 3 remake for me

          • you’re correct. but it retained the original’s tongue-in-cheek humor (although i think it went over many younger viewers’ heads) and exaggerated violence.

      • please watch and get back to Tyree and myself.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      Their best album. Hopefully I pissed everyone off.

      • Beunhaas

        But… Human.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          Their whole discography is great, anyway. But this one is my favorite, and it has a connection to their demo days. They never wrote songs like this again. I got this when I was 17, so that could be a contributing factor as well.

          • W.

            Well, Chuck was really young too, so there’s a youthful rawness to it.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Yes raw is the best way to put it. And of course I will always love raw production.

          • W.

            I think I’d have to pick Human and Symbolic as my favorites.

          • LEPROSY MASTER RACE.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Almost everyone I know picks albums after the first. Human is damn good as is Symbolic.

          • W.

            A year or two ago (I think) Decibel released a special issue commemorating the top 100 death metal albums of all time. A ton of DM musicians picked Scream Bloody Gore for their top 5.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Nice. It is the beginning, unless you count Seven Churches.

          • W.

            There was one album in the list that I haven’t heard yet that I still need to check out. Bride of Insect, I think.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            By Nuclear Death. 1990, chick vocals. Fucking mean.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrRT3Xr83xk

          • W.

            Yep, that’s the one!

          • Scrimm

            I just saw the guitar player from that band last night.

          • The Prophet Mohammed

            I assume the top five or so were all Death albums?

          • W.

            It was actually all pretty predictable. Death, Morbid Angel, etc. If I remember, I’ll try to dig it out tonight.

          • Death

            My favourite is either Symbolic or Individual Thought Patterns

          • Beunhaas

            Human and Individual Thought Patterns for me

          • Link D. LeonhⒶrt V.

            to me, i add to your picks: symbolic.. that is, in my humble opinion, the great death trinity albums.. 🙂

          • crazytaco_12

            I fucking love Human, but good lord does Spiritual Healing come close. “Living Monstrosity” has some of the best death metal riffs I think have ever been wrote in the genre.

          • well we don’t have a “that guy” yet… so i’ll be him.
            Sound of Perseverance. and i’m sure it’s because i wasn’t into Death until about 10 years ago.

          • Link D. LeonhⒶrt V.

            In my opinion, Death is such an special band, very unique-sounding.. And every album have top-musicians who did everything for each song and not just musicianship-wank like modern prog usually do… When you see that line-up you see real musicians.. Having record with names like Masvidal, Di Giorgio, Reinert, LaRocque, Murphy, says a lot…

      • Xan

        I definitely prefer the first three albums over the later stuff (though it’s all great). I think I like Leprosy slightly more but this one is not far behind.

      • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

        Imagine how different metal over the last decade might have been had Chuck lived.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          The same. He had Control Denied. Death may as well have stopped.

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          Hey this is me. The bastard who enjoys making late answers. Chuck didn’t want to Death anymore. TSOP was an obligation. He was told he could release the Control Denied album only that way. So it was gonna be the last Death album anyway. And Control Denied was a collection of most things that can go wrong in prog done wrong

      • Chuck is overrated, the Dimebag Darrel of death metal elitists

  • Spiders, FUCK SPIDERS, damn them to the deepest darkest most molten festering rotten pits of hell. NOTHING should be allowed to have 8 legs, or 8 eyes for that matter. I say again. FUCK SPIDERS. Man even the word spider just seems evil. Btw, FUCK SPIDERS.

  • We could pretend this song is about an actual Monster.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5M3TOX4DJ_U

    • Stockhausen

      OR FERNERS.

      -Phil Fasciana

  • Beunhaas

    Feel us staring into your soul. You may think we are funny, or cute, or dumb. But we will destroy everything you hold dear. We are goats. Lolbuttz

  • The Prophet Mohammed

    The lizard men are the most terrifying monsters. They’ve even managed to get elected to state government.

    • W.

      Are there any good songs about the reptilians? Or just Illuminati?

      • The Prophet Mohammed

        Sleep did write the lyric “I believe the signs of the reptile master,” that should be close enough.

        • W.

          I think Matt Pike is fascinated by that stuff. There’s a High on Fire song that deals with the Annunaki.

        • W.
          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Beat ya to it!
            *ifeelgoodiknewthatiwouldnow, exits humming to himself*

          • W.

            Hmm. I hadn’t reloaded and didn’t see 🙁

          • The Prophet Mohammed

            I really need to start reading the lyrics to more bands. I have no idea what any songs are about anymore. Damn you song downloads!

      • old_man_doom

        Intronaut — “Core Relations” It’s about mysterious lizard-people who dwell in underground tunnels below LA. Pretty bad-ass

        • W.

          Intronaut >>>>>>>>>>>

      • Gurp

        I know there’s a couple bands with Anunnaki/Annunaki in the title, and I think High On Fire’s album Snakes for the Divine touched on that.

      • Scrimm

        Reptilians is a concept I’ve wanted to cover in song for a while. Embryonic Devourment did an album called Reptilian Agenda but I have not heard it.

        • W.

          Keep of Kalessin have an album about dragons and reptiles.

      • Lacertilian

        I’ve posted this before but https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xg9EyzB9Mo

        Lyrics:
        Lacertine Forest

        In this world there’s an unknown forest
        deep within parts not explored – yet.
        A corner of earth that’s a mystery,
        though only to our human race.
        A residence, of an ancient clan
        that have lived here for generations, and have survived –
        by remaining in this place of seclusive presidence.
        A forest – an extensive population
        Of lizards – various breeds
        Most un-named, some with almost human features
        Most half breeds.
        Some you’ll find can even fly, their species is growing larger
        All are born, within the trees, and their skin is rough like
        Scaled…….Bark…..
        They are born with just a mother, from a spawn taken from the tree
        It is secreted on her skin, within days a child is within.
        Only six weeks and the child is born – a male but no genitals
        There are no need for these as all are fathered by the trees.
        This is a race on a steady decrease, an unknown foe called ‘humans’
        Deadly pollution, drifting across, ocean to their land
        Causing – drought, killing the trees
        Taking their life source, causing distress, elders call council
        Much discussion, form strategy
        Then after much careful planning, decides
        To send a troop of flying lizards, a-broad
        Their mission is to discover
        What it is that is destroying
        Their fragile eco-system
        And to try make things right.
        We are a race from an ancient source
        that have lived here for generations
        And have destroyed- a multitude of things in
        our time of residence, we must now face our destruction
        by a division of lacertilians,
        Their bodies are more resistant to our
        weapons (than) anything we can create.
        We are now doomed to extinction
        And, we surely deserve it.
        Deluded arrogance, Mistreatment, of our worl
        Will lead to certain death,
        Please forgive – our human race

        • W.

          We need more Psycroptic up in here.

          • Lacertilian

            I hope you’re not taking the piss due to my incessant Psycroptic related postings.
            I am already on the edge awaiting their new album!

      • Link D. LeonhⒶrt V.

        Not sure if you like that band, but the lyrics are very conspirative.. First heard about that crazy stories of lizard people with Scar Symmetry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un9vqJbMgVc

        • W.

          Scar Symmetry are hit or miss for me. When they’re on, they’re freaking on. However, a lot of their songs just don’t do it for me.

          • Link D. LeonhⒶrt V.

            They tend to “fill the albums with fillers”.. 😛 I shared the song because the lyrics, btw

      • KJM

        ‘E.T.I.’ by Blue Oyster Cult has lyrics that could be seen as Illuminati references.

    • Mother Shabubu III
      • W.

        This is one of my favorites.

        • Mother Shabubu III

          Clearly the man is a reptiloid/lizard.

    • nbm02ss

      I dunno, he looks more like a naked mole rat to me.

    • Steve Smithwick

      Even though I moved away from Florida, the haunting visage of Rick Scott pops up every-god-damn-where.

    • Count_Breznak

      Kudos to his dentist.

    • Tyree

      This guy looks like he needs a hammer to his teeth.

  • HELPLESS IN THE WATER YOU’RE A HUMAN BUFFET.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn9_EQ2ykyo

    • W.

      You’re scared of sharks?

      • Mostly all the shit that lives in water.

        • Death
        • Ocean creatures don’t scare me until you get to things that live in the trenches and the reallly deep parts of the ocean. There is some truly fucked up shit there. Also, jellyfish are cunts.

          • Death

            I’ve been stung by those jelly ass motherfuckers. They are cunts indeed.

          • W.

            I got stung by one during the summer. Can confirm, jellyfish suck!

          • Scrimm

            For sure.

          • Xan

            I too have been stung by those little bitches. On that same trip, I also stepped on a broken beer bottle on the ocean floor and had to hobble back to my room with a lacerated foot with sand in it.

          • Xan

            Fuck everything about the ocean (though like a basic bitch, I still go in it when I’m there). I went to Florida last year for vacation and get the shit scared out of me by a manatee which I though was a shark.

          • Death

            Manatees are fucking cute!

          • W.

            They’re also likely the inspiration for Mermaids.

          • Xan

            Indeed they are. Turn around and see a dark shadow coming straight at you in the ocean and you will quickly forget about that. My voice went power metal high.

          • Death

            There are no large sea animals here.

          • Spear

            Cunting jellyfish lifelovers.

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          Here be a song about Näkki, a Finnish water demon and one about Kappa, it’s Japanese almost-equivalent. Both fine songs too.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AVOb8nQOTU

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhriqgiZvB8

          • W.

            Kappas are like evil death turtles.

          • A dude explained to me very recently that Kappa are the inspiration behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I guess I missed that whole thing in Turtles in Time.

        • Scrimm

          For me its more all the shit we don’t even know is in there yet. That and not being able to see what is in there with me.

    • Leif Bearikson

      Joe, you’ve got it all wrong. The correct Municipal Waste answer is The Thing

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOTP-HtRmlI

  • NefariousDude

    I was reading a shit ton of skinwalker stuff last night. DEATH MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASK AIIIIIIII!! (at 530) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8q889ez5LY

    • W.

      What were you reading? I’m fascinated by Skinwalker lore.

      • NefariousDude

        r/skinwalkers on top posts all time. some really good creepypasta from 4chan on that page. Then I ended up on /x/ and we all know what happens after that.

        • I don’t….I don’t know what that is….is that like, the even darker side of reddit?

          • NefariousDude

            /x/ is the paranormal forum on 4chan. i need to lurk it more.

        • W.

          Yes! I’ve frequented that sub quite a few times.

  • Tyree

    Cancer is the worst monster of them all. But, a great band though.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STxyg_baOJg

    • Xan

      Cancer does fucking suck. Killed my grandmother and dog in the same week.

      • W.

        🙁

      • Tyree

        Sorry to hear that man. Both my parents had Cancer, they luckily pulled through though. Fuck Cancer!

        • Scrimm

          Yeah my dad had a long battle with Cancer.

      • KJM

        I’ve lost 2 cats and at least 1 friend to Cancer.

  • Guacamole Jim

    I’m not sure if this counts, but serial killers. Though they’re real, the fascination that people have with them as well as the entirely inhuman acts they perform makes them into a kind of monster. And picking songs about serial killers is like shooting fish in a barrel, so I’m going to go with one that’ll rustle some jimmies.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49T54dPeDVk

    • W.

      I’ve defended Mudvayne here more than once, I think.

      • Beunhaas

        Their first album is really good, if a bit bloated.

        • W.

          I’m probably showing how much of a poser I am here, but I’ve liked all of Mudvayne’s albums except The New Game. Their self-titled actually had some really heavy stuff on it.

      • Guacamole Jim

        Damn! But your jimmies are notoriously difficult to rustle. I should have expected this.

  • NefariousDude

    This song makes me think of A Song of Ice and Fire. The first men sitting around a campfire swapping stories when one of them recalls an encounter with a white walker. im a dork. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkp1Lu3nII0

    • W.

      That’s actually a really cool description. Didn’t the first men and children of the forest have to unite against the white walkers? or was that during the age of heroes?

  • Gurp

    SKINWALKERS LIVE TO RUN ALONE!

  • Death

    If serial killers are accepted, then Vlad the Impaler must be accepted.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PgNijMbfgcE

  • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

    I don’t know any songs about my favorite ceatures. So I guess these two come close enough

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjj7M5la9SE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY1kUL34iA4

  • IronLawnmower

    Fucking vampire thats what

    http://youtu.be/dzNC246b7ck

    Also the most retarded demo I’ve heard in a while.

    http://youtu.be/8JJOyt34hPU

    • W.

      Vampires were cool before they got recast in the media as sexy goth people.

      • IronLawnmower

        I should have a hammer horror dracula marathon

      • Scrimm

        That’s why the Necroscope series is so great. The author completely reinvents vampires and makes them horrible monsters again.

      • KJM

        “The Strain” does a great job turning Vampires into actual monsters again.

  • The Battle Born NDN

    A cousin of mine is half Diné (Navajo) and he told me some stories. He was down in Arizona visiting family and he had an experience. His family has a herd of sheep, so they have a large group of sheep dogs. The dogs started going crazy, barking at something towards the edge of their property. His family saddled up some horses, got some guns and let the dogs loose and chased whatever it was away. His family told him it was a Skinwalker. I guess it happens every so often down there. Shit is no joke!

    • W.

      that’s crazy. There are still a lot of accounts of them in modern times.

      • The Battle Born NDN

        Yeah man. Diné medicine is very powerful, even the bad medicine. They take that stuff seriously.

    • The Prophet Mohammed

      There’s only one man who can solve this mystery…

    • NefariousDude

      Everytime I hear skinwalker shit in arizona it makes me want to camp less and less lol

      • W.

        Is Skinwalker Ranch in Arizona?

        • NefariousDude

          I fucking hope not lol

        • Scrimm

          No

      • The Battle Born NDN

        I know what you mean. Shit scares me haha

      • Xan

        What’s the point of camping without the risk of being killed and eaten by some grotesque creature? I wouldn’t have it any other way.

        • NefariousDude

          its not the killing and devouring, its the not being able to get high after its all said and done 🙁

        • The Battle Born NDN

          That’s kind of the fun part. haha

    • Scrimm

      There really is a lot of it out here if you dig a little.

  • #ChupacabraMasterRace

  • Mother Shabubu III

    Humans.

    Anaal Nathrakh inspired by the “monster in the soul”, AKA humans.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO8NI7M_I-M

    • Stockhausen

      Great answer.

  • Xan

    For me, stink bugs and bees are my most hated creatures on planet earth. They are abominations that should be burned with fire. Sharks are pretty scary too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTeXBTStek0

    • W.

      When I was a little W, I sucked a bee up through my straw into my mouth, and it stung me. The sucker was hiding in my McDonald’s drink.

      • The Battle Born NDN

        I’ve never been stung by a bee yet, but I’m scared to death. My grandpa is DEATHLY allergic to them, so it freaks me because I might be too. haha

        • W.

          Thankfully, I’m not allergic to them. I’m sure my terror would be manifold if I was.

          • Xan

            I’m allergic but not deathly so. If I get stung, I essentially just have to sit and do nothing for six hours.

        • Xan

          The sting doesn’t really hurt that bad. It’s kind of like touching a really hot stove and burning your hand. It just stings for hours. Ice helps significantly.

      • Scrimm

        I was floating in a pool and one landed in my mouth. I know your pain.

  • NefariousDude
  • Sci-fi/ Horror Movie Phantasm inspired both of these songs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVttgktJDNo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KZQNxWjgao

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    pro u.n. liberalism–“aquarian conspiracy”—
    u.n/msm/falseflag terrorattacks

    (both at once full vol)
    http://youtu.be/lPGdseh9cJQ

    http://youtu.be/321h7g37axk

  • Xan

    As far as scary movies go, The Descent, Insidious, Sinister, Phantasm, Alien, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre are among my favorites. For me, slasher horror movies really aren’t scary but TCM is just so creepy to me.

    • Tyree

      Repulsion, Rosemary’s Baby, Alien, Eyes Without a Face, The Burning, Videodrome, Hellraiser, The Thing, The Shining, Let Me In (Remake), Carrie,
      Martyrs, Henry, May, One Hour Photo, and many more.

      • Xan

        Shit, I forgot about Hellraiser and The Thing. Those are excellent. I tend to be scared of movies that are psychological horror or deal with demons and possession. That move The Conjuring scared the shit out of me last year.

        • Tyree

          Never seen it, I heard good things though. I just watched Oculus the other month. That was pretty freaky dude.

          • Xan

            I’ll have to look into watching it. Another movie that I love is John Carpenter’s The Mouths of Madness. Good Lovecraftian horror film.

          • Tyree

            Aw yes, I remember that one. That’s the Sam Neil one correct?

          • Xan

            Affirmative.

          • Edward

            Now that’s a movie.

          • Scrimm

            I personally thought The Conjuring sucked balls.

          • Tyree

            I knew there was a reason I stayed away from it.

          • Scrimm

            It was funny seeing the dude from office space in a horror movie, but holy crap did it bore me. I dug Oculus too. Liked the way they dealt with the time differences, interesting storytelling.

          • Tyree

            Shit, that’s right I forgot he was in that movie. Oculus was a mind fuck man! I thought it would suck but it was actually pretty good.

          • Scrimm

            Yeah. I’m gonna rewatch the Cold Prey movies tonight and probably finish my way through the Halloween box set tomorrow.

          • Tyree

            Watching Halloween right now as we speak.

          • Scrimm

            I’ve gone through the first six. Taking a break with the Cold Prey. I thing the second one in that series in one of the best slashers since the original Halloween.

          • KJM

            I’m too much of a Doctor Who fan. Karen Gillan will always be Amy Pond to me.

          • KJM

            So overrated, and I loved Insidious.

          • W.

            I also enjoyed Insidious. What did you think of Sinister?

          • KJM

            Good stuff

  • The Battle Born NDN

    The Exorcist is probably my favorite movie.

    I obviously have to post this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehsl1bpEInQ

    • W.

      That movie still stands up today too

  • JWG

    I’m still waiting for a horror film that properly and *effectively* combines (as in it has sort of been done, but not well done) two of the most mortifying tropes: evil clown and creepy chanting children.

    Creepy chanting evil clown children. *shudder*

  • JWG
    • W.

      Wendigos are pretty groovy.

  • Tyree
  • Cock ov Steele

    Welp, you know me, my favorite monsters are from 40k. I feel like any Tzeentchian demon inspires those extremely dark power electronics that we all love. Orks are definitely punk rok in all it’s formz.

  • Scrimm

    Legendary monster for me is the Wendigo. No contest. thing still scares me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzEly-CaJuA

  • Scrimm

    As far as movie monsters go, I think my favorite villain is OBVIOUS, but if I were going to saw creature I’d go with this.

    • W.

      What is that?

      • Scrimm

        Pumpkinhead.

  • Dental_Damnation

    Cyclops George W Bush is the scariest thing I’ve ever seen

  • TrickleDownTacoRiff

    The Bugs in the 1975 move BUG. They were intelligent and crawled into you ear when you slept and devoured your brain. I never forgot that shit! I would say they inspire Meshuggah…I can see them crawling around now on the wall spelling out threats as they did in this scene with the song BLEED playing…AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    • PrincePoopyPanties

      I was thinking the newer movie ‘Bug’. Weird, but decent film.

    • W.

      There was an episode of Outer Limits (I think) that featured creepy bugs called Sand Kings.

  • Link D. LeonhⒶrt V.

    My fav monster is this creepy guy!! Tormented my sleep when I was four.. My mom was watching Hellraiser 1 and I looked Pinhead so scary that i waited 20 years to finally look the movie!! http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130908070540/villains/images/1/19/Razer-you-are-viewing-the-hellraiser-named-pinhead-64135.jpg

  • PrincePoopyPanties

    http://img2-1.timeinc.net/people/i/2014/sandbox/news/140609/et-600×450.jpg

    Dunno what metal that monstrosity inspires, but I’d happily beat him with a ball bat if he landed in my back yard. Scared the shit out of me as a kid, and still scares me shitless! He’s more evil than the Hamburglar and Skeletor combined!

  • KJM

    How many songs have been inspired by ‘The Exorcist’ at this point?

    • W.

      Quite a lot.