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Top 6 Movie Monsters that Keep Us Up on Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, we're sure you're getting ready to enjoy all the tricks and treats the holiday has to offer.

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For many of our readers, a major tradition in October is watching super spooky films. But before your night of movie-watching begins, which films should you add to your watch list? From pumpkins to poltergeists, we're here to make your experience the scariest it can be. The Daily Dozers count down the movie monsters that go bump in the night.

Michael Myers

Though not technically a monster, this character manages to give us a real fright. In the movie Halloween, an eerie slasher named Michael Myers escapes a medical facility and targets the innocent teens of Haddonfield, Illinois. The Halloween franchise focuses on the creepy character who was originally created by John Carpenter and Debra Hill.

Jaws


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Some of the scariest monsters live under the sea. In the film thriller Jaws, a Great White shark scares beach-goers on a resort one summer. Named Bruce , the beast pulled unsuspecting swimmers down beneath the watery depths, rocking boats and the town's sense of safety. This frightening story of tales and tails was adapted from the novel Jaws by Peter Benchley and was brought to life with the help of blockbuster director Steven Spielberg.

Freddy Krueger


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With how often we spend examining our dreams, let's look at our nightmares. In A Nightmare on Elm Street, our next movie monster Freddy Krueger haunts the dreams of a group of terrified teenagers, stalking them one by one. Written and directed by Wes Craven, this is a classic for every fan of the horror genre and perfect for keeping you up at night.

Dracula

Best of luck sleeping after watching this classic horror film. Before the famed sparkly vampires of Twilight, one legendary movie monster made our blood curdle: Dracula. From the novel by Bram Stoker, Dracula lurks in the shadows of London, preying on victims around the city and turning them into the undead.

Pennywise


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Movie fans with coulrophobia (fear of clowns) may want to shield their eyes for this next movie monster — Pennywise. The movie It follows a group of misfit kids who come together to stop a shape-shifting demon that's been terrorizing their town for ages. (Think Stranger Things, but with a clown.) Based on the Stephen King novel, It first terrified audiences as a TV mini-series and has since been adapted for the silver screen as recently as 2017. Popularized by Tim Curry, actor Bill Skarsgård takes on the role of the creepy clown in the latest film adaption.

The Aliens


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Our next monsters shows us why in space, no one can hear you scream (or snore!) In the 1979 film Alien, a group of space explorers venture to an unknown world and discover extraterrestrial creatures that attack without warning. Starring Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, Alien was the first installment of this science-fiction franchise. These monsters hunt the crew of the spaceship and in a scary twist we see what happens when predators become prey.

While we left a few goblins and ghouls from our list, we included monsters that scare us silly. Whether you're buying a bed or looking under one, Mattress Firm is here to meet all your sleep needs. We're here to make sure you're tucked in and sleeping well (for now!)

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