Happy Halloween! Today I’ve been thinking about literary monsters, from mythological creatures such as Medusa to classics like Dracula and more modern horrors like Pennywise from Stephen King’s It. As someone with coulrophobia, the latter absolutely terrifies me. My favourite monster has to be Frankenstein’s monster-a poor, misunderstood creature who is the perfect example of the ‘noble savage’ archetype. His creator, Victor Frankenstein, is arguably the real monster of the story.
“Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is one of the most iconic monsters in popular culture. Count Dracula is an ancient master of the dead who craves blood to fuel his existence and will go to great lengths—shipping massive amounts of dirt from Transylvania to England—to get it. He is driven and cunning, using his intelligence and sensuality to lure his victims to their demise.”
Why not have a go?
Who did you get? Do you have a favourite literary monster?