(This is Part 4 of 5 in a series on horror movies.  If you haven’t already, please read about The Supernatural, Slashers, For the Disturbed as well as the series introduction.)

At its most basic, a creature feature is a horror movie with a monster — as simple as that.  In the earliest incarnation of the term, if someone mentioned creature feature, they’d be thinking of the Universal Monsters — Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula, The Mummy, The Wolfman, The Creature from the Black Lagoon as well as other monster movies like King Kong.  But not today.  For this entry, I want to get into certain types — specifically, zombies, vampires, clowns, and various other murderous monsters.  Of course, some of these monsters could fit within some other categories (witches would be supernatural), but I’m referring to movies that focus on the monster itself.  And yes, there are hundreds of great (and not so great) examples of this type of movie, but remember — this isn’t a ‘best of’ list!


Pontypool (2008)