Day 8, Sharks

Sharks have been a staple in horror movies ever since Jaws (1975) and never really slowed down. There were multiple movies for Jaws, the Sharknado movies, and a plethora of other B movies involving them. Why? Because a giant creature coming at you while swimming and tearing you to pieces is terrifying. Seriously, look at these things.

Do you want to get hit by that damn thing? I didn’t think so. So lets just not get attacked by sharks, best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

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Day 7, Bigfoot

Yes Bigfoot, why? Because it probably doesn’t exist in the way people think it does. It is most likely a species of ape that is occasionally seen and since people aren’t familiar with it, the story of Bigfoot grows. There have been over 400 reported sightings, footprints and photos, some proven fake some not. Regardless there is too much evidence out there to dismiss it as a total myth. Here are some links to some interesting articles, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/finding-bigfoot/lists/10-bigfoot-sightings-last-5-years/

https://www.bfro.net/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-so-many-people-still-believe-in-bigfoot-180970045/

Day 6, Vampires

Oh vampires, how you have changed over the years. From Bram Stoker Dracula all the way to sparkly dudes in Twilight to everything in between. It is worth noting vampires can be traced back to at least the 17th century. The lore is all over the place as well, from sunlight bursting them into flames to it just making them weak or sparkle. Sometimes they die by fire or a stake through the heart or decapitation.

Part of what makes them so interesting is how they are the hunt what historically is a creature, humans, that consider themselves the apex predator. They are faster, stronger, smarter and damn near indestructible and worse, immortal.

This has also made them pretty romanticized and usually viewed as charming. This for me is why I always thought they were interesting to see how a new twist is put on them. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Day 5, Zombies

Look, we all knew certain things would show up on this list. Zombies obviously be here. They are classic, shuffling dead beings that number in the hundreds or even millions. That is what makes them so terrifying. How do you escape or defeat something that essentially is an ocean of the dead coming for you that knows no fear, no pain, and no exhaustion.

Also, because I legally can, have what might be the most classic zombie movie of all time.

Seriously, its public domain, if you haven’t seen it sit here and give it a watch. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Day 4, Annabelle

Day 4 isn’t quite a creature, but it is a creature in the sense that it’s an entity with a real history. By the way that picture is the movie Annabelle next to the real Annabelle from the Warran diaries. Much like Ed Warran tho the history of Annabelle is far less exciting than the real story. It is basically just a possed Raggedy Ann doll.

Supposedly it was haunted by a student named Annabelle. Two people tried to take care of it but it didn’t go so well according to the Warrans and it ended up in their museum out in Connecticut. The reason I like Annabelle so much is because of how different the real story and the made-up story actually are. So go check them out, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Day 3, Arkansas Gowrow

The Gowrow allegedly native to Arkansas ( its a state in the United States) is what can only be described a huge, 20-foot reptile type creature that eats local livestock. First reported in 1897 and encountered in the Ozark Forest and was given the name Gowrow due to the noise it supposedly made. On two occasions one was supposedly caught, one was “sent to the Smithsonian but never arrived” and the other was due to be “shown for a price” but allegedly escaped just before the reveal. For more info, click here. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Day 2, Banshee

Banshees are from Irish Folklore and despite popular belief isn’t actually evil. They don’t cause death or kill people, they warn of impending death to family and loved ones. She is still quite terrifying however and it is said she takes on many forms from a beautiful woman wearing a shroud to a headless woman that is topless and carrying a bowl of blood.

The wail, however, seems to be universally scary as hell. I have included some other pics for your enjoyment, best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.