After being kicked out of their university, parapsychology professors Spengler, Stantz and Venkman decide to go into business for themselves by trapping and removing ghosts from haunted houses. I watched this film while I growing up and I always remember this film as it is so different and unique, it might be rather dated but it certainly entertaining and really funny with old school CGI. It has got a brilliant story and the casting is top notch and with comic timing as I’m not normally a massive Bill Murray fan, but in this film it work really well.
Set in the 1930s this is the story of a group of explores and documentary filmmakers who travel to the mysterious Skull Island to investigate legends of a giant gorilla named Kong. This is certainly captivating with outrageous action and galore of CGI with a beautiful story, which made this a great film and the chemistry with Naomi Watts and Andy Serkis in a CGI suit which is utterly believable and with a poignancy ending in this well-made film.
During the late 19th century, the framed monster hunter Dr Gabriel Van Helsing and his faithful priest sidekick Carl head to Eastern Europe in Transylvania to track down Count Dracula. Magnificent cinematography and with stunning CGI/SFX made this so watchable and comic one liner with great casting, I personally love the mythology as it got a back story with character development in this cheesy but effective film.
A teenage team up with the daughter of young adult horror author R.L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware. Some people will hate this and some people love it and I’m the one who totally love this film as it is cheesy, wacky and funny with great comic timing and well casted. It has got a great premise with cliché of other film that is so entertaining from start to finish in this well-intentioned film.
6.Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief
A teenager discovers he’s the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an on – going battled between the gods. An all – star cast in this truly epic tale of excitement and generally funny, the storytelling is spot on as it might divided people as some people will like it and some people don’t and I personally love it, because of those reason with colourful characters in this fun filled action packed with a clever twist as it set in a modern world.
5.Monsters, Inc/Monsters University (2001 – 2013)
In a world behind our closet doors, monsters reign supreme. The utility company Monsters Inc, specializes in fuelling their world with the screams of human children, in the second film it focused on Mike Wazowski and James P Sullivan friendship while they at university. Both films are absolutely hilarious and with colourful characters, John Goodman and Billy Crystal is superb together as they bring out the comedy and both films in general is heartfelt.
A pragmatic palaeontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park’s cloned dinosaurs to run loose. Definitely this is the ultimate monsters movies as it just enjoyable and tense at the same time, it also a Steven Spielberg film and he normally crafted a brilliant story with a cast to die for in an excitement and a thrill ride type of film that is so entertaining with some jump scares, and that what made this film so special.
3.I Am Legend
Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure. One of the best Will Smith movies that bring you a poignancy film and I like the way that it blended the scary elements with the drama aspect as it work really well, plus a really cute dog in this film. Will Smith is excellent in his role and his dog companion got great chemistry together and make this film so effective.
2.A Quiet Place
In a post – apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra – sensitive hearing. The first hour of this movie is superb and it filled with suspense, tense, unpredictable and a new twist to the formula of monsters films which is certainly needed in this film. The two kids in this film is absolutely amazing and the real-life couple of Emily Blunt and John Krasinski got chemistry together and all the family gel together really well, the pacing of this film and the story is superbly crafted together.
1.Monsters VS Aliens
A woman transformed into a giant after she is struck by a meteorite on her wedding day, becomes part of a team of monsters sent in by the U.S. government to defeat an alien mastermind trying to take over Earth. The reason why I put this film first it has a really nice message of appearances and that is an important message to everyone and especially kids, it got a great voice cast and the premise is a simple one and really easy to follow, It can divided people with this film but it is certainly a beautiful animation film and it is a family viewing type of film.
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I’m surprised that you didn’t include A Monster Calls and IT Mark. I thought that they are two of your favourites in this genre.
My all time favourite monster has to be Dracula. There have been some great versions as well.
Nosferatu was an early one played by Max Schreck . Then there was Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee (probably my favourite). And not forgetting Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.