For those of you that are big fans of monsters like me, paging through a bestiary is always a delight. While we pull many of our devious and dangerous creatures from folklore, we also draw from pop culture from time to time. Many of us here are fond of horror movies (and monster movies), and it's no small surprise that a number of our monsters are inspired by the movies we so love.
As a Halloween treat, here's a list of ten monsters from our bestiaries that owe part of their origin to the silver screen. For this list I tried to stick to influences that were strictly movie-based instead of things from folklore that happen to be the monstrous stars of horror movies, otherwise this list would be full of vampires, werewolves, flesh golems, ghosts, and even leprechauns (oh, come on... you know you've seen at least one of the Leprechaun movies).
And now for our feature presentation...
- Augur Kyton (Bestiary 3) Phantasm (1979)
- Body Thief (Bestiary 4) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, 1978)
- Carnivorous Blob (Bestiary 2) The Blob (1958, 1988)
- Deadly Mantis (Inner Sea Bestiary) The Deadly Mantis (1957)
- Hungry Fog (Bestiary 3) The Fog (1980, 2005)
- Immortal Ichor (Bestiary 4) Prince of Darkness (1987)
- Mogaru Kaiju (Bestiary 4) Godzilla (various; 1954-2014)
- Weedwhip (Bestiary 4) Day of the Triffids (1963)
- Wickerman (Bestiary 4) Wickerman (1973, 2006)
- Xenopterid (Bestiary 4) Mimic (1997)
Whether you're handing out candy or rolling dice or watching a scary movie or going out with your fiends, we hope you have a creepy Halloween!