How terrifyingly haunting are the bizarre monstrous creatures in your fictional world? (Ranking Poll)

NOTE: Not as a whole, but split between the many monstrous creatures in your world. Eldritch monsters do qualify, but they are well eldritch creatures and they tend to over qualify, honestly. So, I will take semi-eldritch monsters.

Here is the poll.

  • 0: Not even remotely scary/no threat whatsoever.
  • 1: Maybe a bit scary, but it isn’t enough.
  • 2: It’s getting there, yet it isn’t at the same time.
  • 3: Whew, I am starting to feel a bit afraid.
  • 4: Yeah, the fear is rising and I am shivering.
  • 5: Aw hell, that is the scariest creature or thing I’ve ever seen/DO NOT COME NEAR, JUST STAY THE HELL AWAY!!!
0 voters

Thoughts and feelings?
Also, thank you, @HKelle!



Let’s talk about our scary monsters and what makes them scary and/or nightmare inducing to the people in your fictional world and even you as the writer?

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I’d like to think mine are pretty scary :3

At least I hope so


The creatures you would avoid at all cost, right?

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Yeah. I mean they’ll all eat you in terrible ways. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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This poll doesn’t quite work for me. I’m not scared of weird looking things. I don’t like jump-scares, and am intellectually terrified without emotion for things that are intellectually disturbing.

I’ve got a demon that can shield itself from being seen in When This World Ends. It’s basically described as a demon that is a cross between a spider, scorpion, and dragon. That’s enough to freak some people out. I’m over here going…enh.

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I think I found my partner in a monster movie!
Thanks so much. :blush:

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I’m not scared of my own creatures and weird things don’t scare me like @J.L.O

Here’s my weird and mysterious Pinterest board.

The Jabberwocky in Between Roses is thought to be so scary the sight of it can make people go mad, and Charcoal from TPL is supposedly so terrifying that if a human were to see his full body, they would pass out from fear.

I like it :stuck_out_tongue:

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Quick, I need you to come with me in a horror movie along with @J.L.O.
We can defeat the monsters together!

Nah, I am only teasing. LOL!

There are monsters that are freakish and scary in my story, but that is more eldritch and incomprehensible than your average monstrous creature.

That is why I didn’t mention mine. The only two that are scary enough are actually two animals which are the Mangras and Stalfies.

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mine aren’t eldrich creatures physically… their personality is a 5 tho…

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I chose option 3…

Reasons:- Aporica is not frightening at all… Essingvaux is a Dragon (Okay we all fear Drakes of his size, and Drakes in general), but Curinthus is the one which puts a bit more fear into his looks that is… I’m still yet to fully design this creature, and it does indeed fill me with dread to behold what I have already in my mind… Mostly from the MC’s who will see this thing for the first time, and within their own understanding of the world in which they live…


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I pick option 6: It depends on the person and the context

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Yeah, some people would be afraid, while others would not feel the same.
The feelings and reactions aren’t as mutual as many would suspect.

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Mine are demons that tend to look on the eldritch side of horror, so I’d say they’re pretty terrifying not only to look at, but because their intentions are pretty evil. (This is the story I am currently working on, so it’s what I voted with. Number 5.)

In my other story with spirits, they range from not terrifying at all to pretty terrifying as I inspired many of their looks and behaviors on fae lore/legends, but also Studio Ghibli XD --but they’re far more harmless.


So, 50-50, I see?

Exactly :relieved:

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